Keto Chorizo Eggs

Keto chorizo eggs are quick, delicious, and an easy breakfast. They are perfect for a quick breakfast any day!

Keto Chorizo and Eggs
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WHAT ARE KETO CHORIZO EGGS?

This chorizo eggs recipe is a simple combination of scrambled eggs and chorizo sausage.

These eggs are often found at Mexican restaurants around the United States, but are usually called huevos con chorizo.

WHAT IS CHORIZO?

Chorizo is a Spanish sausage made from pork and spices. When chorizo is prepared in the traditional way, it is packed into intestine casings. This has been a practice for thousands of years, dating back to Roman times.

In Europe, chorizo is a cured, smoked sausage that is able to be eaten without being cooked or otherwise prepared. This type of chorizo is similar to pepperoni or salami.

Elsewhere in the world, chorizo is packaged raw and requires cooking and preparation before it can be consumed. It is often used in Mexican cuisine and as a pizza topping.

Both types of chorizo are made with very fatty ground meats, making them ideal for use in low-carb and ketogenic diets.

Read on below for more information about the differences in the two different types (Mexican and Spanish) of chorizo.

KETO CHORIZO EGGS INGREDIENTS

Before you try and make this recipe, make sure you have the following ingredients on hand.

  • 1/4 lb chorizo type of choice (casing removed if applicable)
    4 large eggs
    1/4 cup onion, finely diced
    1/4 cup avocado, sliced for garnish or side
    2 tbsp avocado oil

After you have these ingredients, you’re set and ready to cook!

Keto Chorizo Eggs

HOW TO MAKE CHORIZO EGGS

  1. In a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, add the avocado oil, chorizo, and diced onion
  2. Cook the chorizo, stirring consistently, until crumbly and cooked throughout (roughly 7 minutes)
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs together
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low
  5. Pour the beaten eggs into the skillet with the rest of the ingredients
  6. Using a wooden spoon or similar utensil, gently fold the mixture onto itself until the eggs are cooked through and the sausage is mixed throughout; you can also use the sausage as a topping instead
  7. Remove from heat, plate, and place sliced avocado on top
  8. Eat and enjoy!

CAN I USE BEEF CHORIZO INSTEAD OF PORK?

Using beef chorizo is a perfectly fine option as well, but we prefer the taste of pork chorizo, so it’s what we suggest to use.

Having said that, if you have used and love beef chorizo in the past, feel free to substitute it into this recipe!

You should always aim to make any and every recipe your own, so feel free to always make changes that suit you and/or your family better.

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MEXICAN VERSUS SPANISH CHORIZO

Believe it or not, there are two main varieties of chorizo that you might run across in your local grocery store or super market.

If you’re like us, however, you probably didn’t know there is a difference. In fact, we scoured our local stores trying to find both and were unable to do so, which is probably why we only knew of one version.

Having said that, let’s take a look at the two different types of chorizo and what makes them each different from the other.

WHAT IS MEXICAN CHORIZO?

Mexican chorizo is (probably) the most widely available and used variety of chorizo in the United States. You might be most familiar with it being used in dishes such as fajitas, tacos, and even cheese dips at Mexican restaurants.

Mexican chorizo is generally packaged in a plastic casing, which is meant to be cut and discarded before cooking.

It also is sometimes sold in a plastic container, rather than a traditional roll like breakfast sausage. You might also be able to find it in bulk form in the supermarket meat section.

This type of chorizo is most widely made of pork, though you can probably find beef as well.

Mexican chorizo gets its red coloring from the various spices it uses. There are also green variants, though rare, that use cilantro and green chiles for seasoning.

You can use Mexican chorizo for just about anything you’d like to taste more “Mexican” in flavor. Just remember to make sure and cook it until crumbly first, since this ensures it is cooked through.

WHAT IS SPANISH CHORIZO?

Spanish chorizo, on the other hand, is a smoked, dried, and cured sausage similar in form to pepperoni or salami. It is more dense than Mexican chorizo.

If it is available in your local supermarket or grocery, it will more than likely be found with the prepared and ready-to-eat deli meats like ham, turkey, and bologna.

Spanish chorizo can be found both smoked and unsmoked, sweet and/or spicy.

Just like Mexican chorizo, Spanish chorizo has a bright red color from the use of smoked paprika and is made of pork and pork fat. While Mexican chorizo is made of ground pork, Spanish chorizo is generally made of chopped pork.

The main difference in Spanish chorizo is the ability to eat it “out of the gate.” It doesn’t require any cooking before it can be consumed.

Of course, you can cook it if you’d like, but it’s not necessary. If you choose to use this type of chorizo in this recipe, do chop it pretty finely and cook it for a short time in a skillet.

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WHAT TO EAT WITH KETO CHORIZO EGGS

This chorizo eggs recipe is super easy and super delicious. But, you might want to add a little something extra to your breakfast to round out the meal.

Here are a few recipe ideas to get you started.

For more ideas, you can check out our recipe index, or check out all of our breakfast recipes.

TOOLS USED TO MAKE KETO CHORIZO EGGS

Click on the links to see the items used in making this recipe. You can also find these products linked in the recipe below.

  • Meat Chopper – A meat chopper can be a huge help when working with any type of ground meat. It can make quick work of separating and chopping meats into smaller pieces, which is normally the goal when cooking with ground meat. In this case, using a chopper will help to cook the meat more evenly and faster, since you are able to break it into smaller pieces as it is cooking.
  • Non-Stick Skillet – A good non-stick skillet is a must for any kitchen. For this particular recipe, it makes cooking and cleanup a breeze. If you don’t have a non-stick skillet or if yours is getting some age on it and isn’t working well, there’s not time like the present to get one!
Keto Chorizo and Eggs

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Keto Chorizo Eggs

Keto Chorizo Eggs

Yield: 2 servings
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Keto chorizo eggs are quick, delicious, and an easy breakfast. They are perfect for a quick breakfast any day!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 lb chorizo type of choice (casing removed if applicable)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup avocado, sliced for garnish or side
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil

Instructions

  1. In a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, add the avocado oil, chorizo, and diced onion
  2. Cook the chorizo, stirring consistently, until crumbly and cooked throughout (roughly 7 minutes)
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs together
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low
  5. Pour the beaten eggs into the skillet with the rest of the ingredients
  6. Using a wooden spoon or similar utensil, gently fold the mixture onto itself until the eggs are cooked through and the sausage is mixed throughout; you can also use the sausage as a topping instead
  7. Remove from heat, plate, and place sliced avocado on top
  8. Eat and enjoy!

Notes

  • Chorizo is sold in different ways; make sure to remove the casing if you buy it with a casing on

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Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 2
Amount Per ServingCalories 572 Total Fat 48g Carbohydrates 3g Protein 27g
Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from an online food databse. All carbohydrate counts are calculated as net carbs instead of total. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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