Spicy Barbecue Egg and Bacon in a "Mess"
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A tasty supper dish that can be made on a barbecue with a mess tin. Great for scooping with toasted pitta breads.
Recipe type: Main Meals
Cuisine: Barbecue
Serves: 2
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil (or other oil suitable for frying)
  • ½ red onion, sliced
  • ½ green pepper, diced
  • 2 fat garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
  • 100g lardons
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 large eggs
  • spring onion and coriander to garnish
  1. Light the barbecue and start to cook as soon as the flames have died down. (Or use a hob indoors).
  2. Heat the oil in the mess tin then fry the onions. When softened add the garlic then the peppers.
  3. Next add the lardons. Turn these with a spatula until cooked through.
  4. Then incorporate the spices and add the canned tomatoes.
  5. Leave to simmer for several minutes until thickened.
  6. When the tomato is very hot and thicker, create wells for the raw eggs and tip these in.
  7. Leave the eggs to cook. The time this takes will depend on the strength of your barbecue. A sheet of foil will help keep the heat into the mess tin.
  8. When the eggs are cooked, serve with a scattering of spring onion, fresh coriander and grindings of salt and pepper.
Recipe by Maison Cupcake at https://maisoncupcake.com/spicy-barbecue-egg-bacon-mess/