Healthy Recipes

Chorizo and Breakfast Scramble

Level up your boring breakfast routine, and add some variations to your normal scrambled eggs.

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Calories 100
Protein 25g
Fat 31g
Carbs 6g

This scramble is in my regular rotation for anyone who stays at our house. It’s always a crowd-pleaser, and takes so little time in the kitchen.

Chorizo and Breakfast Scramble Servings: 4-6 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes   |   Cook time: 20 minutes
You'll need
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter, ghee, or coconut oil
  • 1 pound gluten-free chorizo (bulk or link)
  • 12 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • 4 to 6 lime wedges, for garnish (optional)

Many meat counters at natural foods groceries carry bulk chorizo. I recommend checking there first.

Approximate nutrition breakdown (per the smaller serving size)

Directions 
1. Melt the butter in a hot frying pan or heavy-bottomed pot over high heat. If using link sausage, squeeze the sausage out of its casing. When the butter is completely melted, reduce the heat to medium-high and add the chorizo. Break up the chorizo using a spoon or heat-resistant rubber spatula. Cook until the chorizo is crispy, 10 to 15 minutes.
2. When the chorizo is crispy, pour the eggs into the pan and lower the heat to medium. Using your rubber spatula or spoon, slowly stir the eggs until they’re combined with the chorizo and cooked through, five to six minutes.
3. Add the lime juice, salt, pepper, and most of the cilantro to the pan, reserving some cilantro for garnish. Stir to combine.
4. Serve warm, garnished with the remaining cilantro and lime wedges, if using.
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