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Scrambled Eggs with Chorizo Recipe
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Scrambled Eggs with Chorizo Recipe

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This scrambled egg breakfast can also be served for lunch or dinner with a tossed salad or green vegetable such as steamed spinach. You can replace the baked tortillas with tortilla chips, if you like. —Donna Marie Ryan, Topsfield, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 flour tortillas (6 inches)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 ounces uncooked chorizo or bulk spicy pork sausage
  • 1 tablespoon diced seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons picante sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 586 calories, 39 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 493 mg cholesterol, 1,372 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cut tortillas into quarters; place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 3-5 minutes or until crisp.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, heat 1 tablespoon butter. Crumble chorizo into the pan; add jalapeno and garlic. Cook and stir over medium heat until meat is fully cooked; drain. Stir in tomatoes and Cajun seasoning.
  3. In another skillet, heat remaining butter until hot. Add eggs; cook and stir over medium heat until completely set. Divide scrambled eggs between two plates. Serve with chorizo mixture, tortillas and picante sauce. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Scrambled Eggs with Chorizo in Cooking for 2 Spring 2008, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 586 calories, 39 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 493 mg cholesterol, 1,372 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 28 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 23, 2015

"What a good dinner! There were only a few ingredients, which allowed each flavor to shine. I did not use the picante sauce; I just added an extra tomato and let the juices be the sauce. I used spicy Italian sausage, but next time I will try it with chorizo.

I was a charter subscriber of Cooking for 2. Although I can easily pare down almost any recipe to serve two people, I still miss that magazine!"

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