Sunrise Over the Southwest: Hearty Breakfast Skillet

Awaken your senses with a breakfast skillet that captures the spirit of the Southwest. Crisp potatoes, smoky chorizo, black beans, and peppers come together, crowned by perfectly cooked eggs. The medley of spices and fresh toppings provides a vibrant start to your day.

Photo of a skillet filled with the Southwest Breakfast, showcasing crispy potatoes, chorizo, beans, peppers, and sunlit eggs, set against a rustic southwestern backdrop.

Precise Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Ideal Serving Size: A generous scoop, ensuring a portion of all ingredients.

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 420 kcal per serving
  • Proteins: 18g
  • Fats: 26g
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Sodium: 520mg
  • Fiber: 6g

Ingredients (Measured in Grams)

  • Potatoes (diced): 300 grams
  • Chorizo: 200 grams
  • Black beans (drained and rinsed): 200 grams
  • Bell peppers (diced, assorted colors): 200 grams
  • Red onion (diced): 100 grams
  • Eggs: 4 large
  • Olive oil: 30ml
  • Cumin: 5 grams
  • Paprika: 5 grams
  • Salt: 5 grams
  • Freshly ground black pepper: 3 grams
  • Fresh cilantro (chopped): 20 grams for garnish
  • Lime wedges for serving
Photo of a breakfast setting: the Southwest Skillet in the center, slices of avocado on the side, fresh salsa, toasted tortillas, and a cup of steaming coffee, creating a warm and hearty breakfast scene.

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add diced potatoes and cook until they begin to brown.
  2. Add the chorizo to the skillet and cook until it's browned and crumbly.
  3. Stir in the bell peppers and red onion. Sauté until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Sprinkle with cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  5. Add the black beans and stir to combine.
  6. Create four wells in the mixture and crack an egg into each well.
  7. Cover the skillet and cook until the egg whites are set but the yolks remain runny.
  8. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve with lime wedges.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • For added zest, a sprinkle of crumbled queso fresco on top works wonders.
  • A dollop of fresh salsa or guacamole can enhance the flavors further.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I substitute the chorizo? Absolutely, bacon or ground turkey can be used as alternatives.
  • How can I make it vegetarian? Skip the chorizo and add extra veggies or tofu for a hearty vegetarian version.