These chorizo scrambled eggs are easy to make and they're big on taste! The bold, spicy flavor of chorizo is tossed with perfectly cooked fluffy eggs and cheddar cheese then topped with fresh cilantro pesto. It makes a great, hearty, and savory breakfast for weekdays, and it's ready in just 15 minutes!
½cupdiced chorizo sausage, see notes
½ cupminced onion
⅛teaspoonEACH: sea salt and pepper
⅓cupgrated white cheddar
1pinchsea salt and pepper
Melt the butter in a large, non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. add the chorizo and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until both the sausage and onion have browned, about 6-7 minutes. Turn the heat down to medium and remove the pan from the heat for 2 minutes to let it cool slightly.
½ cup diced chorizo sausage, ½ cup minced onion, 1 tablespoon butter
While the chorizo is cooking make the pesto. Finely mince the cilantro then mix it in a small bowl with the olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.
¼ cup cilantro, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 pinch sea salt and pepper
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
4 large eggs, ⅛ teaspoon EACH: sea salt and pepper, 2 tablespoon milk
Place the frying pan with the chorizo back on the heat and add the eggs to the pan then sprinkle the white cheddar cheese on top. Scrape the bottom of the pan slowly and continuously until the eggs are cooked through, about 3 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and serve immediately with the pesto on top.
⅓ cup grated white cheddar
This recipe can easily be doubled. Just make sure to use a frying pan large enough for all the eggs.In this recipe, we use cured (dried) chorizo sausage. This is the type of chorizo that you can slice and eat. It usually comes wrapped tightly in a thin skin. Sometimes it is edible, but other times it is very chewy. If in doubt, remove the skin.If you have some fresh chorizo sausage on hand, you can still make this recipe. Simply remove the casing before you crumble and cook it. Also, make sure that it is fully cooked before you add the eggs. Your scrambled eggs will turn a wonderful dark red color if you use fresh chorizo.