Chorizo and Eggs

This is Darrin’s (my bestest friend in the whole fat world) favorite breakfast. He fell in love with this simple, yet delicious breakfast since the very first time I made it for him. This breakfast consists of scrambled eggs with chorizo, avocado, queso fresco and corn tortillas (fresh hand made tortillas are the best)

Mexican chorizo is different than Spanish or Portuguese chorizo. There is a similar kind to those sausages called longaniza, but I haven’t seen it anywhere here in Ohio. Mexican chorizo is fatty pork that is ground instead of chopped. It’s peculiar red/orange color comes from the chiles and spices used to make it, but if you ever go to Mexico City you must try the green chorizo sold in the neighboring city of Toluca, famous for its many kinds of chorizos.

To make this breakfast you will need to fry Mexican chorizo. The secret is to fry it for a long time to bring all the flavorful spices and chiles out. Once the chorizo is becoming brownish drain and set apart. In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, salt, pepper oregano and just a little bit of buttermilk or evaporated milk. Cook eggs and chorizo together and serve with avocado, refried beans, a slice of queso fresco and fresh handmade corn tortillas.

It sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Give it a try and you’ll know why it is Darrin’s (and mine) favorite breakfast.

Buen provecho!


  • Ben, there’s a store here that sells Mexican chorizo and I’ve had both. The green one looks odd, out of a Dr. Seuss book but it’s Oh So Delicious!

    I like your addition of the queso fresco, greeks like cheese in the morning.

  • This looks wonderful, as usual! Our food co-op just started carrying natural chorizo made with organic pork, so I’m psyched to use it. I also finally got some masa harina yesterday for the tamale open, and could make some tortillas, as well!

  • Mmmm…I love chorizo and I too haven’t seen a green version (is it because of the chillies used in it, that its green?). Great breakfast Ben, sounds absolutely yummy.

  • I tell you, I’m a failure at chorizo. You would have laughed so hard if you’d seen me trying to cook it. It all disappeared in the pan. There was practically nothing left after the fat was poured off. I kept looking at it trying to figure out what I’d done wrong. Totally hilarious. I haven’t tried to make it since. I haven’t seen the green chorizo around here although we have lots and lots of the red in just about any store you go in to. Look how tasty yours looks!

  • I can see why this would be Darren’s favourite breakfast Ben. I will have to keep my eye out for some Mexican chorizo:D

  • I havent seen the green one, so now I have to llok out for it. Now this a breakfast!

  • You don’t do eggs over easy?

  • That looks like an amazing breakfast! We love chorizo, too. I’ll dream about that breakfast while I eat my oatmeal. hehe.

  • Darren is so lucky – what a great breakfast!

  • oooh, I’ve never tried Mexican chorizo! This is some breakfast!

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