Shirred Eggs w/Chorizo



From MofC with a few changes. You will need eight ramekins to prepare this recipe. If you prefer bacon, turkey/beef bacon, leftover taco meat, veggie bacon or similar can replace the chorizo. The eggs were served with flour tortillas.


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8 ramekins
10 Min
15 Min


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1/2 lb
chorizo (read recipe intro for sub suggestions)
grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half
2-3 Tbsp
yellow onion, finely minced (red or white onion will work)
1-2 Tbsp
unsalted butter
1/2 c
crema mexicana (can sub sour cream, creme fraiche, mascarpone, plain yogurt. i used sour cream and stirred in a little bit of heavy cream)
1/3 c
cotija, crumbled + a little bit more for garnish (i used a combination of cotija, feta, sharp white cheddar and freshly grated parmesan)
black pepper, to taste
chili powder, for garnish (i used spanish smoked paprika although cayenne or regular paprika will do)
fresh cilantro, for garnish

How to Make Shirred Eggs w/Chorizo


  • 1Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • 2In a pan over medium heat, brown the chorizo and break up into small pieces. Cook completely. Remove the meat with a slotted spoon and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. *Reserve* the drippings.
  • 3Reheat the pan and briefly cook the tomatoes and onion for about 1 minute but no longer than that. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • 4Butter the bottom and sides of each ramekin. Place 2 tablespoons of the crema Mexicana (or sub) in each dish. Add the cheese, 1/2 of the meat and all of the tomato/onion mixture in the ramekins.
  • 5Break an egg into each ramekin, season with black pepper and finish with the remaining meat and a sprinkle of cheese.
  • 6Bake approximately 15 minutes or until the eggs are set (depending on your desired doneness). I cooked the eggs a total of 14 minutes. {Reminder}-the eggs will continue to cook after you remove the ramekins from the oven.
  • 7Lightly garnish the eggs with Spanish smoked paprika, a small spoonful of crema Mexicana and a garnish of fresh cilantro.

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About Shirred Eggs w/Chorizo

Course/Dish: Eggs
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: Mexican

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