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Huevos con Chorizo (Eggs with Chorizo)

Huevos con Chorizo is an easy, high protein breakfast or brunch that comes together in just 15 minutes! This flavor packed classic Mexican breakfast is only 2 ingredients.

huevos con chorizo (eggs with chorizo) plated with refried beans, avocado and corn tortillas

Huevos Con Chorizo (Eggs with Chorizo) Recipe

If you are a looking for a quick and easy way to spice up your breakfast this is the perfect recipe for you! Scrambled eggs with chorizo is a classic Mexican breakfast the whole family will love.

You won’t believe how simple, yet delicious this recipe is! It is perfect for a crowd or family breakfast as it comes together in just 15 minutes. Pair with a side of frijoles (refried beans), sliced avocado and warm corn tortillas and breakfast is served!

What is Huevos Con Chorizo?

Huevos con chorizo with frijoles is a traditional Mexican breakfast made of scrambled eggs with cooked Mexican chorizo. The breakfast is commonly served with refried beans and corn or flour tortillas. Huevos con chorizo can be served plated or as tacos or as burritos.

What is Chorizo?

Mexican Chorizo is a spiced pork sausage that is raw (not cured or smoked). With the rise in popularity of chorizo it can be found in most grocery stores and specialty Mexican grocery stores.

Spanish chorizo, Portuguese chouriço and Mexican chorizo are all similar spiced pork sausages but they each have their own unique method of preparation. Mexican chorizo is a raw sausage, Spanish chorizo is cured and Portuguese chouriço is smoked. They also have different spices and flavors.

Huevos con chorizo is a traditional Mexican breakfast made with Mexican chorizo. However, if you cannot find Mexican chorizo, you can use Spanish or Portuguese instead. Since Spanish is cured and Portuguese is smoked, you will not need to remove the casing from the sausage. Instead, dice the sausage into small bite sized pieces and pan fry.

huevos con chorizo (eggs with chorizo) plated with refried beans, avocado and corn tortillas

What is in Huevos con Chorizo?

ingredients to make huevos con chorizo in bowls. eggs, chorizo sausage, salt
  • Mexican Chorizo – a raw spiced pork sausage. See recipe notes in recipe card for swaps to use Spanish chorizo or Portuguese chouriço. Chorizo is very heavily seasoned and therefore no other seasonings are required for this recipe.
  • Eggs – there is something so simple yet delicious about scrambled eggs paired with the crispy chorizo.
  • Salt, optional – chorizo is a heavily seasoned sausage, depending on the brand purchased it may already be salty enough for your taste.

What to Serve with Huevos con Chorizo?

A traditional Mexican Breakfast features a plate of Huevos con Chorizo served with a combination of the below sides and garnishes:

  • Avocado
  • Cotija Cheese (or Feta Cheese)
  • Frijoles (Refried Beans)
  • Corn or Flour Tortillas
  • Pico de Gallo or Salsa (red or green)
  • Hot Sauce
  • Green Onions
  • Sliced fresh or pickled jalapenos or hot peppers
huevos con chorizo (eggs with chorizo) plated with refried beans, avocado and corn tortillas

Huevos Con Chorizo Burrito

To make a huevos con chorizo burrito, use a large flour tortilla and add the cooked huevos con chorizo, salsa of choice, refried beans, cotija cheese, hot sauce, avocado, and any of your favorite burrito fillings.

Huevos Con Chorizo Tacos

To make huevos con chorizo tacos, use your choice of corn or flour tortillas. Serve with refried beans, salsa, cotija cheese, pico de gallo (or salsa of choice), hot sauce, avocado and green onions.

How to Make Huevos con Chorizo

Full Printable Recipe at Bottom of Page

removing casing from Mexican chorizo sausage and adding to a frying pan

1 Heat a large frying pan on medium heat. Use a knife to carefully slice the casing of each chorizo sausage down the center. Remove the casing and add the meat to a frying pan.

2 Use a spatula to crumble the meat into bite sized pieces. Allow the meat to sauté for 5-7 minutes or until browned.

Note: as the meat cooks it will release oil. Depending on the brand of sausage used, there may be excess oil left in the pan. If needed, remove oil with a spoon to leave only enough to lightly coat the bottom of the pan.

cooking Mexican chorizo and adding whisked eggs to the pan to make huevos con chorizo

3 In a small bowl whisk together the eggs. Pour over the cooked chorizo and allow to set for 1 minute before stirring. Then, gently stir the eggs and chorizo and cook to preferred scrambled egg doneness, about 2-3 minutes. Season to taste with salt.

Serve with a side of refried beans topped with cotija cheese, corn tortillas and sliced avocado. Enjoy!

huevos con chorizo (eggs with chorizo) in a frying pan with green onion and parsley

FAQ Huevos con Chorizo

How to reheat huevos con chorizo?

Add the leftovers to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds, stirring halfway through, or until warmed through. Or reheat stove top, by adding the leftovers to a pan on medium heat and sauté for 2-3 minutes or until warmed through.

How many calories in huevos con chorizo?

One serving of huevos con chorizo has 246 calories.

What is the difference between Mexican chorizo, Spanish chorizo and Portuguese chouriço?

They are all spiced pork sausages but Mexican chorizo is a raw sausage, Spanish chorizo is cured and Portuguese chouriço is smoked. They also have different spices and flavors.

Is huevos con chorizo a healthy breakfast?

Yes, huevos con chorizo is a traditional and healthy Mexican breakfast. One serving has 246 calories and 17 grams of protein.

huevos con chorizo (eggs with chorizo) plated with refried beans, avocado and corn tortillas

Looking for More Easy Breakfast Recipes?

  • Breakfast Pockets – packed with fluffy scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, and gooey cheese and baked in irresistible puff pastry. These Breakfast Pockets are both easy and delicious and make a great breakfast on the go!
  • Sausage Rolls – light and airy puff pastry wrapped around crispy sausage, topped with your favorite toppings and baked until golden brown!
  • Roscones – a traditional Colombian delicacy. Tropical guava paste baked in a light and airy sweet bread, topped with coarse sugar for a sweet crunch!

Enjoy!

– Sab

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huevos con chorizo (eggs with chorizo) plated with refried beans, avocado and corn tortillas

Huevos con Chorizo (Eggs with Chorizo)

Huevos con Chorizo is an easy, high protein breakfast or brunch that comes together in just 15 minutes! This flavor packed classic Mexican breakfast is only 2 ingredients. Serve with corn tortillas, avocado and frijoles (refried beans).
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 246 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Mexican Chorizo sausage, raw
  • 6 eggs
  • Salt, to taste

For Serving (Optional)

  • Refried Beans, homemade or store bought
  • Cotija Cheese, or feta cheese
  • Corn or Flour Tortillas
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Green Onion, finely diced for garnish
  • Jalapeno, fresh or pickled, or hot pepper of choice
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Hot Sauce

Instructions
 

  • Heat a large frying pan on medium heat. Use a knife to carefully slice the casing of each chorizo sausage down the center. Discard the casing and add the meat to a frying pan.
  • Use a spatula to crumble the meat into bite sized pieces. Allow the meat to sauté for 5-7 minutes or until browned.
    Note: as the meat cooks it will release oil. Depending on the brand of sausage used there may be excess oil left in the pan. If needed, remove oil with a spoon to leave only enough to lightly coat the bottom of the pan.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the eggs. Pour over the cooked chorizo and allow to set for 1 minute before stirring. Then, gently stir the eggs and chorizo and cook to preferred scrambled egg doneness, about 2-3 minutes. Season to taste with salt.
  • Serve with a side of refried beans topped with cotija cheese, corn tortillas and sliced avocado. Enjoy!

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Notes

Notes on Chorizo: Mexican Chorizo is a raw sausage, not smoked or cured. If you cannot find Mexican Chorizo you can also use Spanish chorizo (cured) or Portuguese chouriço (smoked). If using Spanish or Portuguese, cut the sausage into small bite sized pieces and then follow the recipe per usual.
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NUTRITION

Calories: 246kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 17gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 312mgSodium: 1477mgPotassium: 91mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 830IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 2mg
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