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I find at times that I don’t always have long to make a meal but I need something to help get me through the next few hours.  I always try not to skip meals but then it becomes easy to just grab anything edible from the fridge even if it isn’t so healthy.  Something you can relate too?  I am trying to watch my weight and have a stricter control of the foods I am eating.  For this reason I quite enjoy making scrambled eggs with all sorts of additions as they can make a tasty meal that is generally quite healthy too.  One recent dish I posted for you all was my Creamy Cheesy Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon.  This dish combines flavour with a range of nutrients to give a tasty healthy dish.

Another ingredient that works well added to scrambled eggs is chorizo.  This adds a gorgeous flavour and you can use a little and chop it into teeny pieces or be a little more generous and cut it into bite sized chunks.  The chorizo can be fatty but I tend to pull out as much fat as possible and would advise you to do the same.  There is no need to add any more fat to the dish because of the oil that the chorizo will release.  The chorizo not only adds flavour it also provides protein as do the eggs.  Chorizo is also rich in selenium and zinc.  Selenium protects us from free radicals which would otherwise cause damage in the body.  It is also important to maintain a healthy immune system and plays a role in boosting male and female fertility.  It can even reduce the symptoms asthma according to some research.  Zinc works as an antioxidant in the body helping to fight free radical damage.  It is thought to help remove heavy metals from the brain and may be beneficial in helping reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

My recipe contains some chorizo but not an excessive amount so you don’t need to worry too much about salt intake.  The cheese helps boost calcium levels so by eating this dish you are guaranteed to have a good mix of nutrients.

Serves 1

Ingredients

22g mature cheddar (grated)

1 cooking chorizo (approx 50g) – chopped into bite sized chinks

1 tbs coriander leaf chopped

3 medium eggs lightly whisked

freshly ground salt (optional) and pepper to taste

Method

Prepare all the ingredients and have them ready to use.

Pop a pan on the stove and heat.  You will need a medium heat for this.  The chorizo will begin to release oil.  If you haven’t removed any fat or enough fat you can soak this up with a kitchen towel.

Once the chorizo is cooked add in the eggs and give it a stir before adding in the coriander and cheese.  Stir well.

Season if required – taste it first but be careful not to burn your tongue.

Enjoy!

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41 thoughts on “Chorizo and Cheese Scrambled Eggs”

  1. I love scrambled eggs. I’m veggie so wouldn’t put the chorizo in,. My fave version is masala eggs with chilli and garlic and all the lovely spices.

  2. This looks scrummy, i often run out of ideas for new meals to create and being a massive lover of Chorizo this is right up my street x

  3. Scrambled eggs are so versatile , you can add any herbs , spices and veg to them to make a delicious and tasty meal. You have a simple but delicious recipe.

  4. Hey do we have the same recipe book because I do this all the time! Its so fast and easy and sooo good! I like to put extra hot chorizo and some tomatoe paste to give that reddish color! Mmm I am making this tomorrow!

  5. I love scrambled eggs, but we tend to just have the same eggs, peppers and tomatoes mix… This would make a nice change 😀

  6. Scrambled egg is so often under rated. It is a great dish to make quickly, with full of nutrition. Your recipe idea looks delicious, the addition of chorizo is fab, very tasty.

  7. Ooh this sounds interesting! I’m not a fan of scrambled eggs, I just find them a bit too plain and samey, but this is such a great idea to add something extra!

  8. That would make for a tasty, and nutritious breakfast. I don’t have any chorizo right now but I will get some when I do my grocery shopping. Thanks for the idea. That really looks yummy!

  9. That seems like a nice recipe I don’t eat pork so I think I will try to make it with smoked chicken instead. With scrambled eggs you can make lots of variations.

  10. This would be something I could do every morning as breakfast. Not sure my kid would agree though. They don’t like spicy! LOL.

  11. Oh, how I love scrambled eggs! It’s like the easiest breakfast to do especially for lazy girls like me… I’m adding peppers and olives for a more Mediterranean taste!

  12. This recipe looks amazing, I’ve never been an egg fan but adding in the addition of Chorizo might be better for me! I’ll have to give it a try and let you know x

  13. Although I’m not a fan of cheese, I love chorizo and I’ve never thought about adding it to scrambled egg. I know what’s going on my shopping list!

  14. I hear you that sometimes it can be easy to reach for something ‘snacky’ but scrambled eggs is a great way of getting protein into your diet. I have some Quorn hot dogs which would go well with this recipe thank you!

  15. I really like the addition of chorizo in your scrambled eggs. I agree it is a bit salty but it’s so delicious! In Spain they cook prawns in the fat left after cooking chorizo in the pan and call it pil-pil. It’s so good!

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