Friday, April 23, 2021

Take Simple Eggs to New Levels...Featuring Individual Tex-Mex Baked Egg Skillets #brunch #breakfast #brinner #eggs #texmex

Most of us enjoy a good hearty breakfast...but actually finding a pocket of time to cook and leisurely enjoy breakfast can be a challenge! Today, I'm sharing a one-dish skillet meal that's perfect for weekend brunch...or a weeknight brinner. My Individual Tex-Mex Baked Egg Skillets feature all of your favorite Tex-Mex flavors. Simply add some warm tortillas on the side...and  you have a complete meal in just over 30 minutes. Don't have small individual skillets? No problem! Simply bake the ingredients in a medium cast iron or non-stick skillet and cut into wedges to serve.

Individual Tex-Mex Baked Egg Skillets
a Weekend Gourmet Original
Ingredients (makes 2 skillets):
  • 4 large eggs 
  • 4 ounces bulk Mexican chorizo sausage
  • 2/3 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • ½ cup heavy cream or half-and-half
  • 1 Tbs. chopped cilantro
  • Salt & pepper to taste
For topping:
  • Sour cream
  • Thinly sliced jalapenos
  • 1/2 cup fire-roasted tomatoes with green chiles, very well drained drained
  • Your favorite guacamole
  • Warm flour tortillas (on the side)
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350℉. Cook the chorizo in a skillet, breaking up as it cooks. Drain on paper towels, then crumble half of the chorizo into the bottom of each skillet. Carefully break two eggs into each skillets, on top of the chorizo.
Step 2: Evenly pour 1/3 cup of cream or half-and-half over the eggs in each skillet. Sprinkle half of the cilantro and green onion on top of each skillet. Finally, add 1/3 cup of shredded cheese on top of each skillet and season with salt & pepper. 
Step 3: Bake the skillets for 20-25 minutes, until the egg whites are set and opaque. If you prefer your yolks similar to over-medium eggs, cook for 20 minutes; 25 minutes will yield firmer yolks. To serve, place a dollop of sour cream and/or guacamole in the center of each skillet. Top with jalapeno slices, then sprinkle half of the diced tomatoes on top of the finished skillet. Serve with warm flour tortillas on the side.
Mercy...this easy-to-make dish is bursting with big flavors! Spicy pork chorizo, gooey melted cheese, creamy sour cream, and chile-infused tomatoes work perfectly with the baked eggs. This is my Tex-Mex spin on the classic French dish shirred eggs. It combines the best of my state's signature Tex-Mex flavors in one amazing bite!

No comments:

Post a Comment

I love hearing your feedback!!!