Chorizo Omelet

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Recipe: #37577

October 26, 2021


Original is 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (908 g)
  • Calories 1498.3
  • Total Fat - 101.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 37.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 2793.5 mg
  • Sodium - 2984.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 16.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3 g
  • Sugars - 5 g
  • Protein - 122.2 g
  • Calcium - 977.1 mg
  • Iron - 15 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.7 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook the chorizo with the onions nopales and peppers

Step 2

Beat eggs

Step 3

Season to taste

Step 4

And pour into a pam sprayed pan

Step 5

Spread cheese over top

Step 6

Spread chorizo mixture over one side

Step 7

Fold over top with salsa


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Look for Mexican chorizo that is not pre-cooked, as this will give the best flavor to the omelet.
  • If you cannot find nopales cactus, you can substitute with chopped spinach.

  • Substitution 1: Replace the chorizo with ground beef. Benefit: Ground beef is a more affordable alternative to chorizo that still provides a good flavor to the omelet.
  • Substitution 2: Replace the pepper jack cheese with cheddar cheese. Benefit: Cheddar cheese is a milder flavor than pepper jack, making it a good choice for those who don't like spicy food.

Vegetarian Chorizo Omelet Substitute vegetarian chorizo for the Mexican chorizo and omit the nopales cactus. Cook the vegetarian chorizo with the onions and peppers. Beat eggs and season to taste. Pour into a pan sprayed with Pam and spread cheese over top. Spread the chorizo mixture over one side and fold over top with salsa.

Mexican Street Corn Salad: A delicious side to accompany the Chorizo Omelet, this Mexican Street Corn Salad is a perfect balance of sweet, savory, and tangy flavors. It's made with roasted corn, creamy mayonnaise, and a zesty lime juice and chili powder dressing.

Pico de Gallo: This fresh and flavorful salsa is the perfect accompaniment to the Mexican Street Corn Salad. Made with diced tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and lime juice, this salsa adds a bright, acidic flavor that complements the sweetness of the corn and the savory flavors of the chorizo omelet.


Q: What type of cheese should I use for this omelet?

A: Pepper jack cheese is recommended for this omelet, but any type of cheese that you prefer could be used.

Q: How do I make a basic omelet?

A: To make a basic omelet, whisk together eggs and a splash of milk in a bowl. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add a tablespoon of butter. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and cook until the edges are set. Add desired fillings and fold the omelet in half. Cook until the omelet is golden brown. Enjoy!

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Fun facts:

The chorizo omelet is a popular dish in Mexico, where it is often served in breakfast and brunch restaurants. It was popularized by the famous Spanish chef, Juan Mari Arzak, who created the dish in the 1970s.

The Mexican chorizo used in the omelet is a type of pork sausage that has been spiced with chili peppers, garlic, and other seasonings. It is a popular ingredient in Mexican cuisine and is often served with tacos, burritos, and other traditional dishes.