Monday, April 20, 2009

Nachos for Breakfast???

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.

Breakfast Nachos

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.

Serves: 4


Donna-FFW said...

What a unique twist on breakfast. Love it.. Sounds delicious.. if youve got a minute, stop by and enter my giveaway!!

Carrie said...

Oh my goodness, this would be such a fun breakfast! My family loves Mexican flavors!

Ashley @ The Happy Little Home said...

I just found this blog and everything looks wonderful! I can't wait to catch up!

Heidi said...

What a great breakfast idea! Nachos for breakfast sounds wonderful! YUMMY!

Kathy said...

Thanks everyone for your sweet comments!!! Y'all will have to let me know if you ever give it a try!!!

Ashley, I'm so glad you found us!!! Stop in anytime :o)

Katherine Aucoin said...

Oh my! I have chorizo in the freezer and was looking for something a little different to do with it and wow I see this! PErfect, I can't wait to taste it!

Rachel said...

I'm not ordinarily a big "breakfast person", but this looks so good! My husband would be in his glory if I told him I found a new recipe that calls for Chorizo sausage!

Kathy said...

Katherine and Rachel, Oh Yay!!! Y'all will definitely have to let me know how this measures up!!!

the ungourmet said...

This one looks like something my family would really love! I'll have to try it!

Thanks for finding my blog!

Kathy said...

You are more than welcome! Thanks for stopping in! Come back anytime!!!

Tiffany @ Eat at Home said...

My husband would love that! He likes pouring salsa over his eggs.

Gotta laugh - my word verification is baccon - bacon and eggs :-)