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This Mexican-style skillet dinner makes a good brunch too. If you can find large yellow canned limas--a variety known as butter beans--choose those over the smaller green limas; they have a deeper, richer flavor.

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Credit: Jeffery Cross; Styling: Robyn Valarik

Recipe Summary

30 mins
Serves 4 to 6


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Instructions Checklist
  • Cook chorizo in a large frying pan over high heat, breaking up chunks with a spoon and stirring occasionally, until cooked through, about 6 minutes (to keep it from sticking, you may need to add a little water and turn down the heat). With a slotted spoon, lift chorizo from any oil and put in a bowl; set aside.

  • Add enough oil to pan to make about 2 tbsp. fat. Add onion and pepper and cook over medium heat, stirring occa­sionally, until onion is beginning to brown, about 10 minutes. Return chorizo to pan and stir in beans.

  • With a wooden spoon, make a well in the center. Crack eggs into well, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and let cook un­disturbed 15 seconds; then use a spatula to softly scramble. Fold eggs into the chorizo-bean mixture. Top with cilantro and cheese and serve with tortillas and hot sauce.

  • *Avoid the very soft type sold in plastic casings; it doesn't taste great and tends to dissolve when cooked. To warm tortillas, wrap in a kitchen towel and microwave them for 1 minute.

  • Note: Recipe will be gluten free with gluten-free chorizo.

Nutrition Facts

597 calories; calories from fat 57%; protein 26g; fat 38g; saturated fat 10g; carbohydrates 43g; fiber 6.2g; sodium 1127mg; cholesterol 159mg.