Chorizo Breakfast Egg Muffins

Chorizo Breakfast Egg Muffins: Jessi's Kitchen

Updated Recipe on June 28th, 2015

I decided it was time to update this recipe. It wanted to make a few changes and also update the pictures. These egg muffins are one of my husband’s favorite meals and he has been asking me to make them for a while. They are really super easy to make and super convenient for a quick breakfast. I usually pop a couple in the oven to warm up while we are getting ready for work.

You have two options when it comes to the chorizo. You can buy some of your favorite chorizo or you can buy some ground pork and make my spin on ‘chorizo.’

I prefer to use these glass ramekins for this recipe. They are larger than muffins and are the perfect portion size for breakfast. You can use any size muffin pan or ramekin that you prefer. However, it may change your cooking time.

These muffins are very versatile so have fun playing around with them. You can easily include some of your favorite protein, herbs, spices, vegetables etc.

Enjoy!

Chorizo Breakfast Egg Muffins: Jessi's Kitchen

 

Chorizo Breakfast Egg Muffins
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Egg Filling
  1. 12 eggs
  2. ½ cup chopped cilantro
  3. ¼ cup chopped scallions
  4. 1 jalapeno, deseeded and chopped
  5. ½ tsp sea salt
  6. ½ tsp black pepper
Chorizo
  1. 1 lb ground pork (see notes)
  2. 2 tsp chili powder
  3. 1 tsp ancho chill powder
  4. 1 tsp cumin
  5. 1 tsp dried oregano
  6. 2 tsp garlic powder
  7. ½ tsp black pepper
  8. ½ tsp sea salt
  9. 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  10. ½ cup water
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the chorizo seasonings in a bowl minus the vinegar. Set aside.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium high heat and add the ground pork. Use a spatula to chop the pork in to small pieces. Once cooked, strain the meat if it has too much grease.
  3. Add the spices, vinegar and ½ cup of water to the pork mixture and let simmer for about 5 minutes or until the liquid is reduced. Turn off the heat and set the mixture aside.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 and grease 8 glass ramekins or a muffin pan with liners.
  5. While the pork is cooking combine your eggs, cilantro, jalapeno, green onions and seasoning and beat the eggs thoroughly.
  6. Fill each ramekin or muffin liner about 1/3 of the way with the egg mixture and then add 1-2 tablespoons of chorizo. Then top with a little more egg batter so it is about ¾ of the way full.
  7. Place in the oven and back for 30-35 minutes. The time depends on the size of muffins/ramekins you use.
Notes
  1. I use 6 ounce glass ramekins for this recipe. Cooking time will really depend on the size of your muffins so keep an eye on them while they are baking.
  2. Feel free to replace the ground pork with your favorite protein. Ground beef, turkey or chicken will also work for this recipe.
  3. You can also use pre-made chorizo/sausage.
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  3. These look fantastic! My husband has switched at least temporarily to a paleo diet so I’m trying to keep things interesting. Can you tell me how much jalapeno you added? I didn’t see it in the ingredient list. Also, would canned green chilies work in a pinch do you think? I have some fresh jalapenos now, but don’t always keep those on hand. The rest of the ingredients are pantry staples, so these are perfect. 🙂

    • Christa, thanks so much for asking about the jalapeños. I did not catch that recipe mistake. It is just one jalapeño that is deseeded and chopped. I really think green chiles would work in a pinch and taste great. Maybe just make sure that they extra liquid is drained. Hope your husband enjoys them!

  4. Hi! This recipe looks great however I’m not crazy about yolks. Any chance this recipe could be altered some way with egg whites? I don’t mind some yolk but would prefer to be mostly egg white and the yolk to hold the muffin together.

    • I have never tried it so I am not sure if it will work or not. You can definitely give it a try and see what happens! Hope it works out for you! 🙂

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