Jul 3, 2010

Chorizo and Egg White Breakfast Burrito




My husband makes the best chorizo and eggs. His trick is adding a little vinegar to the chorizo. It adds a nice zing to the eggs. I lightened his recipe using egg whites and serving it on a low point tortilla. You could also add minced onions and red peppers to the eggs if you wish, but I tried to stick to his original recipe. This is delicious served with hot sauce.

Chorizo is a Spanish pork sausage seasoned with paprika, which gives it it's distinct taste. If you can't find chorizo, Portuguese Linguica sausage is similar in taste. A little goes a long way for flavor.



Chorizo and Egg White Breakfast Burrito
Servings: 2 • Serving Size: 1 breakfast burrito Points: 5 ww pts
Calories: 242.8 • Fat: 15.4 g Protein: 21.4 g Carb: 11.3 g Fiber: 7.0 g 
  • 2 oz chorizo, skin removed, sliced
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 large egg
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 high fiber low carb whole wheat wraps (I used La Tortilla Factory)
In a small bowl combine egg whites, egg, salt and pepper and whisk well.

In a medium saute pan, heat on medium heat. Add chorizo and cook about 1 minute on each side until slightly browned. Add vinegar and cook another minute to reduce. Add eggs to the pan and scramble until cooked, stirring often. Serve on a low carb high fiber tortilla such as La Tortilla Factory.

19 comments :

  1. I love chorizo. I will be making this very soon.

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  2. I do something similar, but use a Mexican style chorizo. The Mexican style is a uncured sausage. The real thing is in no way weight watchers friendly, but I've found versions using soy (http://www.elburrito.com/soyrizo.html) that are quite good.

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  3. Love chorizo and love the idea of a breakfast burrito!!

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  4. I've been meaning to try chorizo--this recipe could be my perfect opportunity :-)

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  5. We can buy turkey chorizo in our area, which brings the fat content down, too. If I had some in the freezer I'd make this today-- can't wait to try it--THANKS!

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  6. Turkey chorizo, lucky you! The points would decrease tremendously! Soyrizo sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I'll be making this also, as my husband loves chorizo. We make our own turkey chorizo. He loves it more than me, cause its really spicy!

    1 1/2 pounds ground turkey meat (at least 7% fat content)
    4-6 tablespoons ground pure red chile powder
    1-2 tablespoons crushed chile pequin
    1 tablespoon crushed fresh garlic
    1 tablespoon dried Mexican oregano
    1 tablespoon salt
    2 teaspoons cracked black pepper

    Combine all ingredients well and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

    Cook the chorizo thoroughly in a nonstick sauté pan crumbling the meat as it cooks. Store remainder in refrigerator for 2 days or freeze.

    Turkey chorizo is great with egg dishes, on pizzas, and as a taco filling.

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  8. @Jamie- Thanks for sharing! Wonderful idea making your own chorizo with turkey. I would use hot paprika in place of the red chile powder to really give it that authentic chorizo flavor!

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  9. You did it! thanks bunches! Try soyrizo! you can find it at whole foods and even some grocery stores! It fooled my mexican daddy! :)

    Thanks again for all you do!

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  10. I love burritos. So easy to make and there is so many different recipes. I usually mix all vegies and meat I have in my fridge. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I never tried it with eggs.

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  11. Any idea how many points one of these would be if I used Egg Beaters instead of egg whites? :) Thanks!!

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  12. Hey Gina! I made this for breakfast today. Hubs loved it and so did I. This is definitely going in our rotation. Thanks for doing what you do!

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  13. Isn't this good!! I have to buy more chorizo and have him make this for me again :)

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  14. Kati- I think egg beaters is the same as egg whites.

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  15. Any idea as to whether or not these would freeze well? It'd be so nice to grab one of these yummy little devils and heat it up on my way out the door!

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  16. I'm not sure, nut don't see why not!

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  17. Love to make this but make it vegetarian :) using soy chorizo, can't wait to make it :)

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  18. Found a recipe for a homemade "chorizo" made from ground turkey. WW says it is 1 pt per 9 servings, using 12 oz of ground turkey. Some of the spices ended up adding points to it. I haven't made it yet, but just might if I can't find chorizo. This is the link to the recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/Turkey-Chorizo-228870

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  19. I found a vegetarian chorizo at the spanish market that is yummy! That should help with the fat and calorie count!

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