Chorizo for Breakfast

Yum!  I never see chorizo in my local grocery, and that’s a real shame because it is some very good eats.  There are all kinds of chorizo sausage but the post really isn’t about the sausage per se.  I’m just celebrating and documenting breakfast.  Here is a Wikipedia page that will tell you more than you need to know about the various chorizo recipes and styles.  This morning I got out some fresh sausage, as opposed to dried sausages.  The dried versions are cooked and/or cured and can be eaten as is.  Fresh chorizo needs cooking.  All I’ve ever prepared crumbles easily, but the intense red of the paprika or ground red peppers in the recipe make it hard to tell how done the meat is.  I just make sure to cook it plenty long enough.

I’ll paste a few words from the Wiki page I linked to above:

Chorizo con huevos is a popular breakfast dish in Mexico and areas of Mexican immigration. It is made by mixing fried chorizo with scrambled eggs. Chorizo con huevos is often used in breakfast burritos and tacos and taquitos

Just a little bit of both in this series of pictures.  Enjoy!

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