Breakfast Chorizo Quesadilla Topped with a Fried Egg

Breakfast Chorizo Quesadilla Topped with a Fried Egg
I am a big fan of quesadillas! I mean what's not to like? They are essentially grilled cheese sandwiches, which I am totally obsessed with, that use tortillas instead of bread. I had not really thought about serving quesadillas for breakfast so when I came across the idea for sausage breakfast quesadillas on Noble Pig I just had to try them! I decided to go with fresh spicy Mexican style chorizo sausages for the meat and I rounded the quesadillas off with some slice jalapeno, green onions and cilantro to provide a small foil for all of the melted cheesy goodness. Speaking of cheese, I went with a combination of cheddar and jack and I used plenty of it! After grilling the quesadillas I sliced them and then served them topped with an egg fried in the leftover grease from the chorizo along with some cool and creamy diced avocado, sour cream and more ciantro. If only I could have these quesadillas every morning for breakfast!

Breakfast Chorizo Quesadilla Topped with a Fried Egg
Just look at that absolutely gorgeous runny egg yolk!

Breakfast Chorizo Quesadilla Topped with a Fried Egg

Breakfast Chorizo Quesadilla Topped with a Fried Egg

Breakfast Chorizo Quesadilla Topped with a Fried Egg

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 1

Chorizo and cheese quesadillas topped with a fried egg make for a tasty and satisfying breakfast!

  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1 chorizo sausage, casing removed
  • 1 (10 inch) tortilla
  • 1/4 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, torn
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 small avocado, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  1. Grill or broil the jalapeno pepper until tender and slightly charred, about 4-5 minutes and slice it when cool enough to handle.
  2. Cook the sausage in a pan over medium heat, breaking it apart as you go, about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Place the tortilla in the pan over medium heat, sprinkle half of the cheese over half of the tortilla, then top with the chorizo, jalapenos, green onion and cilantro and finally the remaining cheese.
  4. Fold the tortilla in half covering the filling and cook until the quesadilla is golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted, about 2-4 minutes per side.
  5. Fry the egg in the pan until cooked, about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Serve the quesadilla topped with the fried egg and garnished with the avocado, sour cream and more green onions and cilantro.


Pam said...

Wow, that is a perfect fried egg!

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

This looks like my kind of breakfast - especially on the weekend!

Vicki Bensinger said...

I was drooling the minute I laid eyes on this. A tasty dish perfect anytime of day. Now I'm wondering if I want to eat what I'm making now. This looks better.

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes said...

Yet another amazing recipe!

Jeannie Tay said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love it a lot!

Anne @ Have a Cookie! said...

Wow, what a beautiful dish! I love chorizo and this looks so yummy. I love your site and am so glad I found it!

We Are Not Martha said...

I love quesadillas too and am CRAZY about the idea of eating them for breakfast! Your photos are beautiful- the egg looks perfect!


Joanne said...

Breakfast of champions! You can't go wrong with all this protein for breakfast especially in egg and melty cheese form. And the chorizo must add the best spicy kick!

Kathleen Richardson said...

Your ideas are always 'spot on', Kevin. Love your photos, too. It's funny 'cause when I check my email notifications or browse around Pinterest, I can pick your foods out without looking to see who sent/made the food, so yummilicious!

Shut Up & Cook said...

I just had a big dinner (inspired by your shrimp carbonara recipe), but now all I want is breakfast....these look amazing!

Amy said...

Mmm, my husband would love this!

michelle vargas said...

Totally awesome!! Me and my family are gonna love it..can't wait to go shopping! Thanks for ur great recipes!

Stephanie said...

Making this, this week. Excited.... if it tastes half as good as your pictures my husband is going to love me for forever :) Thanks!!!

Stephanie said...

Made this and blogged about it... totally awesome. Had to adjust it slightly to the heat and palate of a 3 yr old (aka adding more cheese & using a combo of chorizo and ground pork sausage) but still turned out awesome. Thanks for another great recipe:

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