Chorizo and Eggs

Spicy and rich chorizo and eggs makes the yummiest breakfast to start your day! Serve them with tortillas or use it in breakfast burritos and tacos.

Every now and then, I love a good Mexican style breakfast with eggs and chorizo, whether I eat it inside breakfast tacos, or pair it with some breakfast potatoes or hash browns.

Eggs and chorizo on plate with potatoes and tortillas

classic Chorizo Breakfast

If you’ve never heard of Chorizo, it’s a spicy Mexican sausage that is used in many hispanic breakfast recipes.

It’s easy to cook, flavorful, filling, and goes great with so many different morning dishes. My family loves to mix chorizo with eggs and make breakfast tacos and burritos.

If chorizo is new to you, you’re definitely going to thank me once you make this recipe. It’s a breakfast staple at our house. The smell of the sausage cooking fills the house and brings everyone to the kitchen ready to devour it!

How to cook chorizo - in pan

How to Make Chorizo and Eggs

Cooking chorizo eggs is a cinch!

Just heat a pan over medium-high heat and add one pound of chorizo. Cook for about 4-5 minutes until the color has browned. Once the meat is browned, add in six eggs and scramble with a spatula. Make sure not to scramble too much—you still want to have big chunks of eggs visible in the chorizo.

At this point, add in some shredded cheddar cheese if you want to! Adding the cheese also brings down the spice of the chorizo, so it’s a great way to make it more mild.

Sprinkle a little chopped cilantro on top before serving. Serve with mini flour or corn tortillas warmed up.

NOTE: Most stores carry a few different kinds of chorizo, but we typically pick up the Mexican chorizo which is found near the sausage of the meat section at the store. We don’t have a favorite brand and usually pick up the store-brand version of the meat.

How to make chorizo and eggs process pic

Storing + Serving

How to store leftover chorizo and eggs? Keep any leftover chorizo and eggs in an airtight container. It will stay good in the fridge for up to a week. Heat it up and reuse it for other breakfast foods! You can also freeze it by storing in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag and keeping it in the freezer for up to 2 months.

What to use Chorizo and eggs in? what to serve with? Chorizo is great with so many recipes, but here are the favorites we like to serve it with:

You can even add some breakfast potatoes on the side to round off the meal.

Chorizo and Eggs recipe on plate

We hope you like this classic Mexican dish as much as we do! We’ve loved it for years and think it’s a great addition to any breakfast – especially during the holidays.

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Chorizo and Eggs Recipe

5 from 24 votes
Spicy and rich chorizo and eggs makes the yummiest breakfast to start your day! Serve them with tortillas or use it in breakfast burritos and tacos.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 278 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup Mexican-style chorizo or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 6 eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Monterey jack cheese shredded (optional)


  • Add butter to a large nonstick skillet and melt on medium heat.
  • Add chorizo and cook for about 5 minutes, or until browned. Add minced garlic.
  • While chorizo is cooking, add eggs to a medium bowl and whisk together. Add and salt and pepper and pour into skillet.
  • Cook and stir for about 4-5 minutes or until eggs are cooked.
  • Turn off skillet and top with shredded cheese, if desired. Remove from pan once cheese is melted. Serve warm.

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  1. 5 stars
    Wow, this was so tasty!! I love the amount of kick & the potatoes added were a great addition. I think we will add some hash browns next time!

  2. 5 stars
    i can honestly say i have never had this until about a month ago. I am hooked and so is my family. Love this recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    Chorizo is always Our first choice of sausage. According to your chOice of heat you can choose mild or hot. We prefer mild. You caN put as many eggs as you want. Its a favorite breakfast of ours!

  4. 5 stars
    I love using chorizO in my breakfast burritos. This is a DELICIOUS recipe and easier to make than I thought it would be.

  5. Shame on You for promoting cancer causing foods. Get some education on veganism. Have you ever looked inside a slaughterhouse?

    1. Shame on you!!! If you don’t like meat eaters, stick to vegan recipe sites. You must be busy trying to shame all the meat recipes on the internet. Have fun with that.

  6. 5 stars
    Your chorizo recipe is the only one I use! Not too spicy & lots of taste! This is one of my favorite breakfasts!!

  7. 5 stars
    I love the way you make this dish. Thank you for the recipe. This is something you can eat anytime of the day. Not only for breakfast anymore.

    1. We love this recipe! You can definitely alter the amounts of meat and eggs to your liking. 🙂