Breakfast 'n' Brunch

Chorizo Scrambled Eggs

July 6, 2020 by Chris Collins

These chorizo scrambled eggs are rich in flavour with a silky smooth texture. The perfect way to take your scrambled eggs to the next level!

scrambled egg on slice of toast with side salad on white plate

Chorizo Scrambled Eggs

Because why just have regular scrambled eggs?! I mean, probably quite a few reasons. But, I’m here today to pitch to you why with just a few extra tweaks, these scrambled eggs will be the best you’ve ever had. Promise. First things first let’s see what you’ll need:

  • Eggs – Large and as fresh as possible.
  • Chorizo – Regular Spanish chorizo works great here. Diced into small quarters.
  • Onion – White or red, finely diced.
  • Chilli – Make sure it’s a mild chilli and make sure you deseed it. This will offer a very gentle background kick of spice.
  • Butter – Helps create the rich flavour of these scrambled eggs.
  • Smoked Paprika – Just a few pinches to finish, this will bring out the gorgeous smoky tones of the chorizo.

Soft and Creamy Scrambled Eggs

By cooking the eggs slowly over a low heat you help create a gorgeously creamy texture. By cooking low and slow you also completely change the flavour, they come out far richer and creamier. Hence why there’s no cream in sight in this recipe. Once you cook scrambled eggs this way I promise you’ll never rush them again.

Process Shots: add butter to pan (photo 1), melt (photo 2), add onion and chilli (photo 3), fry then add chorizo (photo 4), pour in eggs (photo 5), cook over very low heat until a custardy texture with curds forms (photo 6).

How to make chorizo scrambled eggs - 6 step by step photos

How to serve Chorizo Scrambled Eggs

Once you’ve cooked the eggs, add a few pinches of smoked paprika. From there, there’s 2 main ways I usually serve these eggs:

1. Chorizo Eggs on Toast

Nice large buttery slice of toast does the job here. If I’ve got any fresh parsley or chives on hand I also add a very tiny pinch of either of those too. Certainly not a deal breaker though.

2. Chorizo Egg Breakfast Quesadillas

These eggs work perfectly in a quesadilla too. At it’s most basic all you’ll need for a breakfast quesadilla is the eggs, tortilla wraps and cheese (Monterey Jack works great). You could also bulk them out with black beans, avocado etc.

Top Tip – Ensure you remove the eggs from the heat just before they’re cooked. You’ll want them slightly undercooked as they will continue cooking when removed from heat, especially if making quesadillas.

Process Shots: add eggs to half a tortilla wrap (photo 1), top with cheese (photo 2), lightly oil and add to pan (photo 3), flip and fry until cheese goes gooey (photo 4).

How to make chorizo egg quesadillas - 4 step by step photos

For more tips and tricks on scrambled eggs check out my full post on How To Make The Best Scrambled Eggs! But in reality as long as you go low and slow you’ve got nothing to worry about 😋

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Alrighty, let’s tuck into the full recipe for this chorizo scrambled egg shall we?!

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How to make Chorizo Scrambled Eggs (Full Recipe & Video)

scrambled egg on slice of toast with side salad on white plate

Chorizo Scrambled Eggs

These chorizo scrambled eggs are rich in flavour with a silky smooth texture. The perfect way to take your scrambled eggs to the next level!
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Course: Breakfast / Brunch
Cuisine: Spanish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 2
Calories: 431kcal
Cost per serving: £2 / $2.50

Equipment:

  • Medium/Large Frying Pan & Wooden Spoon
  • Jug (to beat eggs)
  • Spatula
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board

Ingredients (check list):

  • 5 large Eggs, beaten
  • 3oz / 85g Chorizo, sliced into rounds then quartered
  • 1 small/medium Onion, finely diced
  • 1 Mild Red Chilli, deseeded & finely diced
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 2 pinches of Smoked Paprika, to serve
  • pinch of Salt, or to taste

Instructions:

  • In a pan over medium heat melt in your butter, then add onion and chilli. Fry until they begin to brown and soften, then add in your chorizo. Continue frying for another 1-2mins, then turn down the heat as low as it'll go.
  • Once the oil has completely stopped sizzling, pour in your beaten eggs. Give them an initial stir with a spatula to keep the egg from catching on the pan. Season with a pinch of salt.
  • Keep gently stirring the eggs over very low heat until small curds start to form. At this point stir in a circular motion to form larger curds. Once the eggs start turning from a watery consistency to a thicker, custardy texture with curds forming, take it off the heat. This process should take between 10-15mins. Don't be tempted to crank up the heat - low and slow wins the race in this case.
  • Finish with a couple of pinches of smoked paprika and serve up! (serving suggestions in notes).

Quick 1 min demo!

Notes:

a) Chorizo Scrambled Eggs on Toast - If I'm serving these on toast I'll do 2 large slices (1 per person). I usually add a few pinches of fresh parsley or chives if I've got them on hand, certainly not a deal breaker at all.
b) Chorizo Scrambled Eggs Quesadillas - These also work great in a breakfast style quesadilla. You'll get 4 mini ones (6" tortillas) or 2 large ones. At it's most basic just add eggs to half the tortilla wrap, top with cheese (Monterey Jack works great), fold over and lightly brush both sides with oil. Fry over medium-high heat until crispy both sides. Important to slightly undercook the eggs for this as they continue cooking in the quesadilla. Feel free to bulk them out with black beans, avocado etc.
c) Texture - The reason for cooking low and slow is so you get a gorgeous creamy, silky texture. It really compliments the warms rich flavours in the chorizo. You want to ever so slightly undercook them in all cases as they will continue to cook when removed from heat.
d) Calories - Just for the eggs themselves shared between 2 people.

Nutrition:

Nutrition Facts
Chorizo Scrambled Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 431 Calories from Fat 290
% Daily Value*
Fat 32.18g50%
Saturated Fat 12.456g62%
Trans Fat 0.048g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.076g
Monounsaturated Fat 13.529g
Cholesterol 510mg170%
Sodium 738mg31%
Potassium 474mg14%
Carbohydrates 7.02g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3.15g4%
Protein 27.01g54%
Vitamin A 1083IU22%
Vitamin C 34.9mg42%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 3.28mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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