How to make an egg & chorizo breakfast burrito

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One of my favorite, fast breakfast options is the egg & chorizo burrito. I won't speak to how healthy it may or may not be, but it tastes great, takes very little time to make (and can easily be made the night before) and transports extremely well. All great elements of a breakfast food.

You will need:

2 large eggs
1 chorizo link
1 tortilla
some shredded cheese
wax paper or aluminum foil
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Step 1: Remove casing from chorizo link

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Not all chorizo comes quite this well packaged, but it all pretty much needs to be removed from the casing. Some folks prefer to do this after it's cooked a few minutes, but I prefer to squeeze it out of the casing into the pan.

Step 2: Cook chorizo

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This works a lot like cooking ground meats. You have to break it up into more manageable chunks as it browns. I've found that cooking it at about 3/4 of max heat works well but you should experiment with your own stove. Once it's been broken up into bite-sized pieces though it's pretty easy to cook it through correctly.

Step 3: Add Eggs

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I find that 2 eggs works quite nicely with your average sized tortilla, but you can of course adjust quantities to meet your needs. Ideally you want to find the right combination that will give you a nice breakfast-sized burrito.

Step 4: Heat tortilla

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Right about now is when I heat up the tortilla on another burner. I'm used to using a gas stove so I often heat tortillas right on the flame. On an electric stove you get a slightly different effect.

I may really hate my current stove, but I will miss the spiral marks on my tortillas once I replace it.

The heat for the tortilla should be about 25-30% of max and you should be able to finish cooking the eggs/chorizo in about the time it takes to fully warm the tortilla.

guyver2k5 years ago
MMM I love Chorizo (Portuguese sausage). it is the best sausage for breakfast
This is wrong...the soft sausage called chorizo is Mexican, the real portuguese sausage(chourico..pronounced "choreese") isnt soft & has diced seasoned pork loin along with ground pork in it , is a stronger flavored cousin of linguica...which is a finer ground meat....
the mountainous areas along the spain/portugal border is where this sausage comes from...on the portuguese side its called chourico...on the spanish side its called chorizo...the spanish brought their version of it to mexico,, where it was changed to the softer type and chili powder added...they kept the name chorizo for the mexican type...but believe me its a totally different sausage
train105 years ago

My family LOVES breakfast burritos.  We make them when we go camping and the kids all dig being able to add their own stuffings.  We have a shallow cast iron skillet we use exclusively for warmng tortillas.  I can warm two tortillas at a time and it is very quick.   We usually use bacon or sausage links, but I'm going to try to find a good source for chorizo.  That's one of my faves when we go out for Mexican food.  Thanks for suggesting that they can be made in advance.  I usully eat cold cereal for breakfast.  I can make up a batch and reheat in the microwave for a more scrumptious morning meal.

dascamel5 years ago
My buddies mom sends these from Houston home made and we eat them at 3 in the morning, lol.  But this breakfast burrito looks great.
 UGH! I would make it if I had:
~Shredded Cheese
~Wax Paper
Great though, looks awesome. I am so hungry at Five in the morn'!
dragonvpm (author)  Stephen D. Alverez5 years ago
After I read your comment I was quite happy to remember that I had one of those sitting in my fridge waiting for me this morning.

Another nice thing about this dish is that most of the ingredients keep reasonably well in the fridge so you don't have to make it the instant you get home from the store.
I have a bunch of this stuff in my fridge.