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Tiffany Sawyer

Tiffany Sawyer
Corporate Director of Culinary and Beverage
First Hospitality

Breakfast Bean Tagine

Recipe courtesy of Tiffany Sawyer
Sponsor: Bush’s Best

Serving size: 8 to 9


Baked Bean Mix (Yield about 9 servings):

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 8 oz guanciale, cut into ¼-in pieces
  • 8 oz diced Spanish onions
  • 2 lb Bush’s® Baked Beans Ranchero Pinto Beans
  • 15 oz can Bush’s® Garbanzos, drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz can stewed tomatoes, drained

Poached Eggs:

  • 2 tsp white distilled vinegar
  • 2 large eggs

Bean Tagine:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 sourdough baguette slices
  • 8 oz Baked Bean Mix, warm
  • 2 poached eggs
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh chervil
  • ½ oz goat cheese


For the Baked Bean Mix:

  1. Heat a small pan with the oil over medium heat. Add the guanciale and fry until it is crispy and the fat is rendered, about 5 minutes. Remove from the pan to towels to drain.
  2. In the same pan over medium-high heat, add the onions and fry until fragrant and golden brown, about 3 minutes. Stir well.
  3. Add the pinto beans, garbanzos and tomatoes. Cook for 5 minutes, until the beans are warm through. Add back the cooked guanciale.
  4. Cover and refrigerate or hold warm for service.

For the Poached Eggs:

  1. Place a 4- to 6-qt saucepan on the stove filled with about 4 in of water. Add the vinegar. Bring the water to a slow simmer (about 190°F).
  2. Break each egg into a cup or ramekin. Swirl the water and slowly drop one egg at a time into the swirling water. (see Chef Notes)
  3. Cook 2 to 3 minutes to keep the whites firm and the yolks runny. Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon.

For the Bean Tagine (per serving):

  1. Brush the baguette slices with the oil and sprinkle with salt. Mark them on a grill until golden brown.
  2. In a warm single-serving cast-iron or tagine, place the warm baked beans.
  3. Top with the poached eggs.
  4. Place the two baguette slices to the side, inside the beans at 3 o’clock.
  5. Sprinkle with chervil and goat cheese.

Chef Notes

Alternately, you can pour each egg into a fine-mesh sieve and submerge it in the simmering water. That removes the liquidy white that creates the wispies and leaves only the firmer white to envelop the yolk.

Project Management: Summit F&B
Photography: Carlos Garcia // Food Styling: Peg Blackley

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