Recipe: Brunch In A Mug


This popular Mexican breakfast or brunch idea has just been made easier and cooler... by bunging it in a mug! Ready in minutes if you cook the entire process in the microwave you'll be wondering why you haven't tried this out before!


  • 1 chunk chorizo, chopped
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 tin black beans
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 sprig parsely
preheat oven

Step 1

Preheat Oven

Preheat an oven to 200°C.

prep chorizo & spring onion

Step 2

Prep Chorizo & Spring Onion

Chop the chorizo and spring onions into small pieces.

prep beans and tomato

Step 3

Prep Beans And Tomato

Drain the beans. Dice the tomato flesh, removing the middle seeds.

mix together

Step 4

Mix Together

Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix well with the spices and salt.

divide and cook

Step 5

Divide And Cook

Divide between two mugs. Cook each one in a microwave for 2.5 minutes on full power at 800 watts. Remove and stir the bean mixture, making sure its hot all the way through.

crack an egg over the top

Step 6

Crack An Egg Over The Top

Form a well in the centre. Crack an egg into the top of each mug, then bake for 8 minutes in the oven. (You can return to the microwave for another minute if you prefer).


Step 7


Leave to stand for a minute before sprinkling with a little fresh coriander or parsley and serving. Serves 2



I didnt have them beans so I just used Lima instead but it was still really delicious. I don't think one can possibly go wrong with Chorizo!


I made this some time last year and it ended up having three names: Huevos Rancheros Pasta, Duck Egg Spaghetti Sorted, and Weekday Getaway (I came up with the last one). It was inspired by the brunch in the mug recipe and just added some wholemeal spaghetti. At first, I wanted to poach the duck egg but my mum suggested to boil it instead. I substitute the chorizo for some leftover minced chicken dish and as for the seasonings, I used salt, pepper, dried oregano, dried basil, and paprika powder. So yummy! =)


It May not be the most appealing dish, but it tastes OH SO GOOD! I added a bit of Chili flakes, just because i like a bit of a kick. TRY THIS. It is flippin' delicious!


A delicious option for breakfast, lunch for two! Vibrant flavours of the Middle East in a ramekin! Works for two little ramekins or mugs or use a larger dish.


Quick, easy, yummy.

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