Saturday, November 10, 2012

Huevos con Chorizo for Breakfast (or anytime)!

Eggs with Sausage - what a classic. Made around the world - whats not to love?

The Mexican, or Tex-Mex, or Amer-Mex way is Huevos con Chorizo - a.k.a. Eggs with Chorizo.  Often served with beans (refried or not) on the side, with corn tortillas.  It is simple, hearty, filling, and delicious.

Ingredients are simple - eggs, chorizo, beans, tortillas, cheese.  Fry the chorizo, add the eggs, serve with the beans (which you heated along the way) and cheese and tortillas.  But there are a few secrets....

For my breakfast this am, it included:

3 eggs from our chickens in the back yard
1/2 cup of refried beans (homemade, leftovers)
1/2/ cup fried onions and peppers (leftovers)
3/4 cup chorizo
Cheese and Tortilla Chips


This is a great use of leftovers - the onions/peppers, refried beans and chorizo were all leftovers - it makes breakfast a 5 minute meal, most of which is waiting for the frying pan to get hot.

Find a local mexican grocery that makes it's own chorizo - shop around - homemade sausage is all different and there are definitely regional differences.  Consider it an adventure.  I got mine (this time) from  La Nortena.  Many stores sell chorizo (walmart, for example) but I find it meh at best.

Buy Mexican Chorizo, not Spanish Chorizo!  Definitely different sausages.

Chorizo is not often hot - spicy yes, but hot, no.  The hot stuff is usually called Longaniza.

Don't be pedantic with this recipe- use what you have.  You can make it with tortillas, or like me, tortilla chips (El Milagro, of course)

Chorizo is fatty - live with it


For me, dirt simple

Re-heat chorizo in pan
Nuke Beans
Add eggs to hot chorizo
Cook till just done (no, don't you dare overcook them)

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