Create the breakfast you can't wait to wake up to with my spicy Chorizo Egg Skillet recipe. You're going to find layer upon layer of flavor permeating this Southwestern style breakfast. It's also a low carb start to the day and packed full of protein with eggs, chorizo and Cotija cheese.
This Spicy Chorizo Egg Skillet recipe is: Low Carb, Gluten Free and Paleo Friendly.
SPICY CHORIZO EGG SKILLET
Here's a different approach to a traditional shakshuka. Instead of classic Mediterranean flavors found in shakshuka, we're going to make this with a wonderful Southwestern flair utilizing chorizo, fire roasted tomatoes, chilis and more.
Recently, I was fortunate enough to take a trip to visit my sister in Arizona. While there, I experienced some of the very best southwest and Mexican dishes I've ever encountered. We went to hole-in-the-wall places and experienced some taste sensations.
In my view, the Chorizo Egg Skillet should have just enough spice to make things interesting, but not so much that you start your day off with burning lips and watering eyes. Instead, there's a nice heat from the chorizo, good acid from the tomatoes and a little fat from the eggs. When it all comes together, it's just delightful to eat. To be honest, I love just placing the skillet on the counter and having everyone dig right in. For some reason, it just feels right.
HOMEMADE CHORIZO VS. STORE BOUGHT CHORIZO
So I just posted up a really nice recipe for how to make Homemade Chorizo. I made the recipe simply due to the fact that I don't love most store bought chorizo. Here are the reasons to take a few extra minutes to make homemade chorizo to use in this Chorizo Egg Skillet:
- Homemade Chorizo allows you to control the heat.
- Homemade Chorizo is less greasy (typically) than store bought.
- There are no preservatives or artificial anything in homemade chorizo.
- It just tastes better.
When I first made the Chorizo Egg Skillet a couple years ago, I used a tube of chorizo from the store. I thought it would be the consistency of sausage, but it was more like meaty mush coming out of the tube. The flavor was okay but it had so much grease that it saturated two folded paper towels. Nobody wants that. With homemade chorizo, you'll have a consistently delicious outcome every time without the puddles of orange grease.
THE RECIPE REDUX
I posted my chorizo egg skillet recipe as part of the Healthy Food Challenge. This month we worked to create a healthy take on a protein packed breakfast. What better way than with eggs, homemade chorizo, tomatoes, peppers, onions and more. It's so delicious you'll never know it was low carb and good to eat.
DELICIOUS BREAKFAST RECIPES
Looking for some additional inspiration to get your day started? Give some of these recipes a try:
Broccoli Cheddar Frittata
Heavenly Homemade Hash Browns (not low carb)
Sweet Fennel Sausage
True Southern Style Grits (not low carb)
Sausage Stuffed Zucchini
Nutrition information is supplied by NutriFox and are based on estimates only.
Additionally, there will be less sodium if you use homemade chorizo vs. store bought.
Yum!! Cotija cheese is a great addition!
I don't think Cotija gets enough exposure- it is so good... right?
Take care and have a great day in the kitchen-