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Chorizo & Egg Enchiladas With a Green Chile Sauce

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“Breakfast? Lunch? or Dinner? I love to serve this any time of the day. This a great brunch which can be put together the night before and then cooked that morning. Or make breakfast for dinner. This is definitely hearty enough for dinner. I often serve this with my spicy black beans and a tomato avocado salad, or for breakfast ... serve with a nice fresh fruit salad and some pan fried potatoes. And don't forget the traditional condiments, sour cream for me, but you can add olives or anything else you want. The green chili sauce for me is what makes this dish ... Yes, you can make your own, and I often do - it is wonderful. But, for this dish, I often just buy a jar at the store. There are some descent brands out there and it works just fine for this. Also you can get some very nice brands at your local Ethnic markets. And, don't forget all your favorite garnishes. When I make this for dinner, I set out the garnishes just like a taco bar so everyone can just help themselves. Also if you serve this with black beans or even diced potatoes, the garnishes are great on those as well. It is just something fun and different. One NOTE: You can make this the night before and refrigerate and cook it the next morning. The only thing I did was to make sure I put a layer of plastic wrap and then the foil to male sure they didn't dry out.”
READY IN:
35mins
SERVES:
5-10
YIELD:
10 Enchiladas
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Chorizo -- To a large sauce pan, add 1 teaspoon olive oil and bring to medium heat. Add the chorizo and saute until golden brown breaking up the chorizo as it cooks. Cook until golden brown and remove to a plate lined with a paper towel to drain.
  2. Eggs -- Now in the same pan, remove most of the drippings from the chorizo, but I do keep just a little - 1 teaspoon, just for a little flavor. Then I add in the butter, onions, garlic, red pepper, jalapeno and cook until tender and soft. No need to brown them, you just want them soft. Then add in the eggs, salt, pepper and cook until you get a soft scramble. Remember -- they are going to be baked so don't over cook them. Right at the end, toss in the scallions and mix to combine.
  3. Tortillas -- I wrap 5 at a time in a damp paper towel and microwave for just 30 seconds until lightly warm which makes them plyable. You can also wrap in foil and use the oven if you prefer.
  4. Filling -- Add the chorizo into the egg mixture and put a heaping spoon into each tortilla. Take 1 1/2 cups of the cheese and divide among the 10 tortillas. Fold over from one edge, tuck the sides in and finish rolling.
  5. Casserole -- In a 13x9" pan, spray with Pam or a non stick spray. Add 1 can or approximately 10 oz of the enchilada or chile sauce in the casserole dish and place the rolled enchiladas seam side down. Top with the remaining sauce and cheese.
  6. Bake -- In a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes covered with foil until the sauce is bubbly and the cheese is melted. Remember, everything is cooked. I bake mine on the middle shelf.
  7. Serve -- I love to squeeze fresh lime over the top and then serve family style and let everyone help themselves to the garnishes. Anything goes! This is just a wonderful brunch, lunch or dinner. Recipe #389419, are great with this dish for dinner, but so is rice, salad, or just about anything. Have fun and ENJOY!

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