My mother's excellent recipe for Mexican chorizo (spicy sausage) with scrambled eggs.
- Extra virgin olive oil or bacon fat
- 1/3 cup chopped onions (green, red, or yellow onions) optional
- 1/4 pound of Mexican chorizo sausage, removed from sausage casing
- 3 tablespoons raisins - soaked in hot water for 10 minutes and drained
- 5 to 6 eggs
- Tortillas - optional
- Cilantro - optional
Chorizo sausage from Whole Foods. Whole Foods has a standard recipe and spices for making chorizo sausage and may make some up for you upon request if you don't see it displayed.
1 Cook the onions: Heat a large skillet on medium high heat. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil or bacon fat in the pan. Add the chopped onions (optional) and cook until softened.
2 Add the chorizo and raisins: Once softened, move the onions to the side of the pan and add clumps of chorizo into the pan. Use a wooden spatula to break up the pieces of sausage. Add the raisins.
Stir until the sausage is cooked through, though not necessarily browned. If you are not using lean chorizo, drain the excess fat from the pan before proceeding.
If you are not using lean chorizo, you may want to cook the chorizo first, draining the excess fat, then remove to a plate while you cook the onions in the remaining fat. We usually cook with lean chorizo, so excess fat isn't an issue.
3 Add the eggs: Crack the eggs one at a time, into the pan. Break the yolks and stir the eggs into the sausage. Add a light sprinkling of salt.
Stir constantly until the eggs begin to set, but are still moist. Remove from heat.
Serve immediately with a side of warmed corn tortillas and cilantro as a garnish.