In case you didn't know - I love making breakfast!!! Here's a really good Mexican recipe for you to try. Don't let the Chorizo scare you! It's kind of spicy if you taste it after it comes out of the pan, but it really tones down once you add it to the eggs and cheese. If you can't find Chorizo - you could always use normal breakfast sausage. I like my Breakfast Nachos just plain, but you can add whatever toppings you want.
3/4 pound Chorizo Mexican sausage
4 large eggs
2 or 3 handfulls tortilla chips
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
1 small onion - diced
1 Tablespoon butter
1 Tablespoon water
2 teaspoons butter
1 pinch salt
your favorite salsa, or other toppings
Preheat the oven to 350 F. In a large skillet at medium-high heat, fry the chorizo sausage. When fully browned, remove the chorizo from the skillet with a slotted spoon and drain it. Set aside on folded paper towels. Reduce stove top temperature to medium and saute the onion in the grease left from sausage - for about 10 minutes - until caramelized. Prepare a large casserole dish by coating the bottom and sides with softened butter. Place casserole dish in oven to preheat. (This will help assure that your eggs set.) In a mixing bowl, lightly beat the eggs with the Tablespoon of water and pinch of salt. Add the sausage and stir to combine. Remove the prepared baking dish from the oven and add mixture from the bowl. Top with enough tortilla chips to create a thick layer above the egg mixture. Layer the cooked onion and cheese on top of the chips. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes - until eggs are fully set. Top with salsa and serve.
* This is a fun recipe to create your own variation. Try replacing the the chorizo with 12 strips of bacon - crumbled. Try skipping the caramelized onions and serve with with fresh chopped green onion. The sky is the limit.
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