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Chorizo & Grits Breakfast Bowls

Growing up, I bonded with my dad over chorizo and eggs. My fresh approach combines them with grits and black beans. Add a spoonful of pico de gallo for extra pop. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 package (12 ounces) fully cooked chorizo chicken sausages or flavor of choice, sliced
  • 1 large zucchini, chopped
  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking grits
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • Optional: Pico de gallo and chopped fresh cilantro


  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add sausage; cook and stir until lightly browned, 2-3 minutes. Add zucchini; cook and stir until tender, 4-5 minutes longer. Remove from pan; keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Slowly stir in grits. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, covered, until thickened, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Stir in beans and cheese until blended. Remove from heat.
  • Wipe skillet clean; coat with cooking spray and place over medium heat. In batches, break 1 egg at a time into pan. Immediately reduce heat to low; cook until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard, about 5 minutes.
  • To serve, divide grits mixture among 6 bowls. Top with chorizo mixture, eggs and, if desired, pico de gallo and cilantro.
Health Tip: Pulses like black beans are part of the legume family and a rich source of iron, which helps transport oxygen to muscles.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 344 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 239mg cholesterol, 636mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 medium-fat meat, 2 starch.

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  • lvalcani
    Aug 6, 2017

    This is so good! All the flavors work so well together. Wasn't even hard to make.