Smoky and spicy chorizo adds bold flavor to the traditonal brunch dish, Ranch-Style Eggs with Chorizo.

Recipe by Health December 2011


Credit: Andrew McCaul; Stylist: Marina Malchin

Recipe Summary

20 mins
45 mins
1 hr 5 mins
Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 tortilla, 1 egg, 1/2 cup sauce, about 3 tablespoons cooked chorizo, 1 tablespoon lime crema)


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  • Preheat oven to 400°.

  • In medium saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft (5–7 minutes). Add garlic and cook, stirring (1 minute). Add wine and cook until reduced by half. Add tomato, water, chili powder, chipotle, honey, and salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce has thickened (20–30 minutes). Stir in lime juice.

  • While sauce simmers, arrange tortillas on a baking sheet. Lightly brush both sides of tortillas with 2 teaspoons oil. Bake, turning once, until crisp and slightly golden (5–7 minutes).

  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high heat. Add chorizo and cook, stirring to break apart, until golden brown (about 8 minutes). Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towels (reserve rendered fat in the skillet). Lower heat to medium and crack eggs into skillet. Cook until the whites are completely firm but the yolks are still soft (about 2 minutes).

  • In a small bowl, stir together sour cream and lime zest.

  • To serve, spoon about 1/4 cup red chile sauce on each of 4 plates. Place a crisp tortilla on top of the sauce. Divide eggs, remaining sauce, lime sour cream, and chorizo among plates. Before serving, sprinkle with cilantro, cheese, and pepper, if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

444 calories; fat 23.5g; saturated fat 7.1g; mono fat 11.6g; poly fat 3.2g; protein 17g; carbohydrates 40g; fiber 6g; cholesterol 210mg; iron 4mg; sodium 732mg; calcium 176mg.