Sharing the Yum: Chorizo Breakfast Skillet

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Want to know a secret? I wish I had the dedication to be vegan. I really do. But beautiful things like Chorizo sausage are a weakness I can't resist.

I know what you're thinking. What? Not bacon? Nope. Chorizo sausage. It is my weakness. It is the love of my life. It is the reason I could never give up meat.

You probably think I'm exaggerating. I probably wish I was.

A few months ago (okay... now I'm under exaggerating. These photos are from almost a year ago...) I took a peek in my fridge and saw potential for something wonderful. A serendipitous combination of ingredients--chorizo included, of course-- that would be my "wish I was vegan" downfall. And thus, at 1pm on a lazy Sunday afternoon, my new favourite guilty-pleasure breakfast skillet was born.

I felt like I needed a Sunday brunch with some personality. Luckily, I had the veggies to complement some hot Spanish-style Chorizo sausage that was waiting for something magical to be done with it. Red bell peppers, fresh tomatoes, red onions, and baby spinach were just what I needed. A little mozza didn't hurt, either (well... it would now, but that's a whole different story). I wanted something fresh, spicy, and full of flavour--and this breakfast skillet delivered.

Easy delicious Chorizo breakfast skillet recipe via

I started by browning the onions and sausage together in a non-stick skillet. I then added the red pepper and tomatoes, and let that cook until everything was heated through and it was getting a little saucy from the tomatoes breaking down. I tossed in a handful of spinach, and let it wilt ever so slightly before making two little indents in the mixture and cracking an egg into each of them. Then I put the lid on and let the eggs cook through while the saucy veggie mixture bubbled around it. A sprinkle of cheese (and a dash of sriracha for fun) and we had magic in the making.

Easy delicious Chorizo breakfast skillet recipe via Step by step!

Since first making this recipe, I have experimented with serving this skillet with different styles of hashbrowns, or just simple with toast. As amazing as the potatoes have been, nothing seems as good as the first time I made this and served it with just toast. This is the type of breakfast skillet that makes memories, folks. Not the type of breakfast that smiles for the camera.

It's ugly, but delicious.

Easy delicious Chorizo breakfast skillet recipe via It's ugly, but it tastes good.

And, in case you were wondering.... it was super easy to eat. And yes, I ate this recipe that serves two all by myself. Judge me.

Easy delicious Chorizo breakfast skillet recipe via

Chorizo Breakfast Skillet 
(Serves: Two)
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  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2/3 cup spicy Chorizo sausage (the soft kind), sliced into rounds
  • 1/2 a red onion, diced
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1/2 a red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup baby spinach
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp shredded mozzarella or feta (optional)
  • Sriracha/preferred hot sauce (optional)

  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large nonstick frying pan. Add sausage and red onions. Cook until onions are translucent and sausage is browned.
  2. Add bell pepper and tomatoes. Cook, stirring frequently, until tomatoes have broken down and peppers are softened. Stir in baby spinach and let wilt. 
  3. Using a spoon, create two pockets/indents in the sausage and vegetable mixture. Crack an egg into each indent. Cover and cook until egg is desired doneness.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and sprinkle with cheese. Serve hot with toast or breakfast potatoes.


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  1. ooo I wish I'd read this sooner I would have made sure I had the ingredients to make this for breaky today! Next weekend for sure ;)

  2. Oh yum, this looks and sound delicious! I'm a huge chorizo lover myself, pinning :)


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