Mexican Chorizo Scramble: A Spicy Breakfast Fiesta


Wake up to the vibrant flavors of Mexico with this Mexican Chorizo Scramble. A hearty and flavorful dish, it combines spicy chorizo, fluffy eggs, and a medley of fresh ingredients to kick-start your morning. It's not just breakfast; it's a fiesta on your plate!

Mexican Chorizo Scramble: A Spicy Breakfast Fiesta

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: Approximately 1 cup


  • 250 grams (8.8 ounces) Mexican chorizo, casing removed
  • 8 large eggs
  • 60 ml (2 ounces or 1/4 cup) milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 30 grams (1 ounce or 1/4 cup) diced onion
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 30 grams (1 ounce or 1/4 cup) diced green bell pepper
  • 15 grams (0.5 ounces or 1 tablespoon) chopped fresh cilantro
  • 60 grams (2 ounces or 1/2 cup) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) olive oil

Method of Preparation

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chorizo and cook, breaking it apart with a spatula, until fully cooked (about 5-7 minutes).
  2. Remove the chorizo and set aside. In the same skillet, sauté onions and bell peppers until soft.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
  4. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet with the onions and peppers. Cook, stirring frequently, until the eggs are just set.
  5. Add the cooked chorizo, diced tomato, and half of the cilantro. Stir until well combined and heated through.
  6. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and let it melt.
  7. Garnish with the remaining cilantro before serving.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use fresh Mexican chorizo for authentic flavor.
  • Cook eggs on low heat to keep them soft and fluffy.
  • Add a splash of hot sauce or diced jalapeños for extra heat.


  • Can I use Spanish chorizo instead? Spanish chorizo is drier and more cured, so it will give a different texture and flavor. Stick with Mexican chorizo for this recipe.
  • How can I make it vegetarian? Substitute the chorizo with a plant-based chorizo or seasoned tofu.
  • Can I store leftovers? Yes, store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Reheat gently.