Baked Scotch Eggs Tex Mex Style

What are baked Scotch eggs? Well, they are hardboiled eggs that are covered in a spicy ground beef mixture and baked. Hardly any carbs at all and so much flavor that you won’t mind eating more eggs!

Baked Scotch Eggs are covered in a Tex-Mex seasoned ground beef... so good for breakfast or a light lunch! Less than one carb for two!

I know, right? How in the world can the be Scotch eggs if they are Tex-Mex?

Well y’all, here’s the deal. If I would have used Tex-Mex-Eggs as a title y’all would never have known what I was talking about, right? See?

This morning I was starving and I was not in the mood for yet another hard-boiled egg. I have several in the fridge and I thought they really needed to be eaten but… you know how you try to talk yourself in to something but your body is just like, nope…nope… not gonna do it and the more you cajole the more your throat starts feeling gaggy? Yeah, that was me.

But I thought I might be able to choke down a Scotch egg or two.

OK. Scotch eggs are generally hard boiled eggs that are wrapped in sausage and  breaded before being deep fried. As much as I love deep fried things the breading is not something I can do. So I tossed that out. When I looked in the fridge I noticed that the sausage was badly out of date. I won’t tell  you what color it was — let’s just say it’s been a chaotic couple of weeks at my house and some things sort of got away from me. So… no sausage.

Baked Scotch Eggs are Tex Mex style in a spicy, smoky ground beef mixture.

I did have some lovely grass-fed, organic ground beef. I decided that would have to do.

I mixed the groundbeef with cumin, chipotle, salt, pepper, and a pinch of smoked paprika and then covered the eggs in the mixture. I baked it rather than deep frying because I wasn’t putting any breading on it. Oh my gosh! About 10 minutes into the baking time the kitchen was smelling good. By the time I pulled the finished dish out of the oven my mouth was watering!

I added some sliced heirloom tomatoes, still warm from my garden, some Thai basil (has kind of a spicy licorice flavor), and a spoonful of chipotle mayo to the plate. Let me tell you— these baked Scotch eggs?


Lots of protein, just enough fat to keep me full for hours, and super easy, too!

Baked Scotch eggs are easier than you might think and have less than one carb for two of them! Lots of protein, too!

Give these a try. I hope you like them as much as I do!

Baked Scotch eggs are easier than you might think and have less than one carb for two of them! Lots of protein, too!
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Baked Scotch Eggs Tex Mex Style

A spicy, seasoned ground beef mixture is formed around hard boiled eggs and then baked for an easy breakfast with lots of Tex-Mex flavor.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 eggs/ 1 serving
Calories 294kcal
Author Katherine Peters


  • 2 hard boiled eggs shells removed
  • 6 ounces ground beef
  • 1/8 teaspoon chipotle powder or less if you want it milder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Thoroughly mix the seasonings into the ground beef.
  • Flatten 3 ounces of the ground beef in your hand.
  • Lay the egg on top of it and form the beef around the egg to enclose it completely.
  • Place on a baking sheet and repeat with the other egg.
  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the beef is thoroughly cooked.
  • Serve hot.


Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 246mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 292mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2.3mg

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Last Updated 12/31/2020

20 Responses to “Baked Scotch Eggs Tex Mex Style”

  1. I have never had a Scotch egg in my life…Your healthy, low carb spin sounds delicious and a nice change of pace from plain ol’ hard boiled eggs!

    • Thanks Judy!

  2. I love the sound of this for breakfast even though I don’t overly care for hard boiled eggs. I would love them wrapped in sausage.

    • Yep. I get so tired of eggs..but this is really good. 🙂

  3. I love Scotch Eggs and I have several versions I like to make at home. I will add this one to my list!

    • 🙂 I love the chipotle and smoked paprika in this… it really all works so well together. 🙂

  4. I have never had a scotch egg before but they look totally amazing, I can’t wait to try this recipe! It looks like the perfect breakfast or snack.

    • Thanks Sara!

  5. Dear Marye, I love the sound of these. I have never made Scotch eggs but I would love to try them. xo, Catherine

    • They are so good!

  6. My husbands LOVES scotch eggs, me not so much. When I make them I do almost exactly what you do except I add in a bit of chorizo with the beef. Those tomatoes are gorgeous by the way!

    • Thanks!

  7. I’ve never had Scottish eggs, but my guy raves about them – will have to make this and see what he thinks! I’m certainly looking forward to trying them 😀

    • Let me know!

  8. I assume they can also be used with “soft” boiled eggs? Please advise. Thanks!

    • I don’t think so? I haven’t tried.

    • I boil the eggs for 6 minutes, then when you cook them in the meat, they just have enough cooking so they are semi soft, experiment to see what works for you

    • true. I don’t like mine soft.

  9. 5 stars
    Please include the carb counts with your recipes. Thank you.

    • The newer recipes all have nutrition info and I am slowly working through the older recipes to include it. This one is pretty cut and dried though – eggs and meat. 0 carbs. 🙂

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