Chorizo Breakfast Enchiladas

These Chorizo Breakfast Enchiladas are filled with eggs, chorizo, hash browns and topped with bacon! They’re spicy and filling!These Chorizo Breakfast Enchiladas are filled with eggs, chorizo, hash browns and topped with bacon! the-girl-who-ate-everything.comMy husband not only loves breakfast food but he also will order anything with chorizo in it when we are at a restaurant. He was my go-to when developing this recipe so that it was just the right amount of so spicy and so that the textures were spot on.
TheGirlWhoAteEverything_ChorizoBreakfast_Enchiladas_Step2_HorizontalStart by cooking your eggs in a pan. Some people like to add a little milk to their eggs but I feel like it dilutes the egg flavor. TheGirlWhoAteEverything_ChorizoBreakfast_Enchiladas_Step1_HorizontalIn a separate pan, brown your chorizo and red bell pepper. Not sure where to find chorizo? It’s simply a Mexican sausage that should be next to the other fresh sausage in your meat section of the grocery store. TheGirlWhoAteEverything_ChorizoBreakfast_Enchiladas_Step3_HorizontalDrain the chorizo leaving just enough drippings in the pan to make your hash browns. This recipe uses just enough hash browns to give the enchiladas a little crispy texture without overpowering the flavor with potatoes. These Chorizo Breakfast Enchiladas are filled with eggs, chorizo, hash browns and topped with bacon! the-girl-who-ate-everything.comNow divide the mixture evenly between the tortillas and add some cheese. Roll them up tightly and place them in your pan.
TheGirlWhoAteEverything_ChorizoBreakfast_Enchiladas_Step6_HorizontalFor the sauce I used some Old El Paso green chile enchilada sauce with a little cream. You can use milk if you want to keep it a little lighter.
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Add a little more cheese on top…These Chorizo Breakfast Enchiladas are filled with eggs, chorizo, hash browns and topped with bacon! the-girl-who-ate-everything.comTo add some freshness top with some chopped tomato and green onion. These Chorizo Breakfast Enchiladas are filled with eggs, chorizo, hash browns and topped with bacon! the-girl-who-ate-everything.comOh and some bacon. Which my husband said shouldn’t be optional.
These Chorizo Breakfast Enchiladas are filled with eggs, chorizo, hash browns and topped with bacon! the-girl-who-ate-everything.comThese Chorizo Breakfast Enchiladas are filled with eggs, chorizo, hash browns and topped with bacon! the-girl-who-ate-everything.comI had to take the plate away from my husband and my kids ate them happily!

Chorizo Breakfast Enchiladas
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Ingredients
  • 8 ounces chorizo sausage
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 12 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups frozen shredded hash browns
  • 8 (6-inch) Old El Paso soft flour tortillas
  • 2¼ cups shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 (10-oz) can Old El Paso green enchilada sauce
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 6 ounces bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, green onions, salsa
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk the eggs and salt. Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and add the egg mixture. Cook until almost firm.
  3. While the eggs are cooking, brown the chorizo and red bell pepper in a large skillet, crumbling the chorizo as you cook it. Cook until brown. Remove mixture to a separate plate with a slotted spoon and set aside. Drain drippings leaving about 1 tablespoon in the pan.
  4. Add the hash browns to the pan and cook according to package directions. Remove from pan and set aside.
  5. To assemble the enchiladas, fill the tortillas evenly with the eggs, chorizo mixture, hashbrowns, and 1½ cups of the cheese. Roll tightly and place seam down in the prepared dish.
  6. In a small bowl add the enchiladas sauce and cream. Whisk to combine. Pour over the enchiladas making sure to cover all of them. Sprinkle with remaining ¾ cup cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil after 20 minutes so the cheese can melt and brown.
  7. Top with the bacon and other desired toppings such as sour cream, green onions, or salsa.
Notes
When dicing the red bell pepper reserve about ⅓ cup for the top as garnish. It’s pretty and adds a nice crunch.

Bacon in this dish adds a lot of flavor. Don’t skip it!
These Chorizo Breakfast Enchiladas are filled with eggs, chorizo, hash browns and topped with bacon! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
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  1. I’ll take two of those please, thanks! Yum!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  2. OMG these look tasty! Chorizo is so good. Will have to try these!

  3. Breakfast is my favourite part of the day, and it might get even better with these on the table! Great share!

  4. Canned sauce? And you’re supposed to be a food blogger? Change lifestyle.. canned sauce, really?!

    • I read and cook from multiple excellent food blogs and there are too many delicious recipes to list that use a packaged food product. A can of something once in awhile is fine and this recipe, along with many others on the site, is much appreciated by families who want to enjoy good food together and may not have the time to make every component from scratch. Thanks so much for the recipe!

    • Yep! It’s great. I’m also a busy mom and it’s really convenient. Do you have a blog? 🙂

    • snobby much?? Many of us need to use a few shortcuts to eat healthy and cook from home. I, for one truly appreciate the bloggers who are actually living in the real world and admit that not every single element is from scratch and give us ideas on making tasty foods that have a from scratch flavor, but uses a few prepared ingredients.

      Thanks for this recipe. I made a double batch and am trying freezing one batch in individual portions for fast out the door mornings.

  5. Canned chili sauce is a great time saver and tastes great, not everyone has to time to make everything from scratch. This breakfast enchilada dish tastes great1 Made it and everyone wanted seconds

  6. Do you know if they have a mild Chorizo?? I’m a wimp but my hubby and spawn love spicy stuff. These look super yummy!

  7. hey girl this looks really good!

  8. I love the way you mic d the cream in with the enchilada sauce. Yummy richness!
    Great recipe!

  9. Do you think i could make and freeze individually? Never froze scrambled eggs before….need a experts opinion! Thx

  10. Ok I’m putting these on the menu this week for brunch. I am a vegetarian so I will be using trader joes chorizo which tastes spot on. Oh and just for the record, I know these will come out good because I’m making your shrimp enchiladas for tomorrow’s dinner…for err the 4th time, my family loves them!