Chorizo and Garlic Frittata

Chorizo and Garlic Frittata/ {i love} my disorganized life #BrunchWeek #chorizo #eggs #frittata

This flavorful Chorizo and Garlic Frittata is perfect for Sunday brunch!
Ever get on a kick, where you do the same thing all the time? Like watching UFC fights with hot wings and beer, every weekend? Or hanging out with the same people all the time? Maybe it’s the same meal every Tuesday {tacos, perhaps?) Mark and I have been on this eggs-for-breakfast-kick for several weeks now. We read that you should eat 30 g of protein with in an hour of waking up. I know, right? We’ve been doing this with eggs. And lots of them.
Eggs and bacon. Eggs and Beans. Eggs and eggs. Eggs, eggs, eggs!
I honestly needed something new. But I wasn’t sure what. Eggs have a lot of protein, so I wanted to stick with them. But I just didn’t know what else to do with them.
Enter a new cookbook with a recipe for frittatas. I’ll admit, I’ve never had {or made, for that matter} a frittata before, so I wasn’t sure how it would fare.
Result? Pretty darn awesome, if you ask me. The original recipe used mushrooms as the main ingredient, and since I’m not a huge fan, I decided to change it up. I have to say, I’m pretty happy with the results.
We like meat with our eggs, so I decided to incorporate chorizo. I love chorizo. Not only does it add more protein, it adds plenty of flavor as well, and we just needed our eggs to have a little ‘kick’. More flavor, if you will.
I had two slices this morning. Ya, two. It’s got a little spice and lots of great flavor. I can assure you I will be making this again.
#BrunchWeek: Chorizo and Garlic Frittata
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • ¼ lb chorizo
  • ½ small onion, chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 Tbsp + 1½ tsp Gourmet Garden Chili Pepper
  • 2 tsp Gourmet Garden Garlic
  • 1 tsp Gourmet Gaarden Cilantro
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ C skim milk
  • ½ C shredded Mexican cheese blend
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375*
  2. Meanwhile, brown chorizo in a non-stick, oven-proof skillet
  3. Drain fat; add onion and cook until tender
  4. Whisk together eggs, egg whites, Gourmet Garden Chili Pepper, Gourmet Garden Garlic, Gourmet Garden Cilantro, ground black pepper and milk
  5. Pour over chorizo and onions, stirring and shaking pan until large curds form
  6. Smooth top with a spatula and sprinkle with cheese
  7. Bake for 15-20 min or until set.
  8. Remove from oven and slide frittata out of pan and onto a cutting board
  9. Slice into 8 wedges
Adapted from the Gourmet Garden Basil Mushroom Frittata recipe
***I was given complimentary coupons for free Gourmet Garden spices and herbs for participating in #BrunchWeek. The decision to write about them or use them in a recipe was completely my own and not required. No additional compensation was given to me for including them in a recipe***

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Comments

  1. says

    Chorizo and garlic! Perfect for Cinco de Mayo and to kick off #BrunchWeek. Love it.

  2. says

    YUM. I haven’t made a fritatta, though I guess an omelette is kind of close, right? Chorizo is just perfect for this. It looks delicious!

  3. says

    I love that this frittata not only has chorizo, but also uses egg whites. I can never eat egg-ful dishes because I can't handle that much of the yolk.

  4. says

    We were both on the same page today with chorizo recipes! Love your frittata!

  5. says

    Rachel,
    This frittata looks amazing! I've pinned it for making later 🙂

    Hugs,
    Michelle
    P.S. I don't think I told you yet, but I LOVE your new hair color 🙂

  6. says

    The Chorizo and Garlic Frittata look and sound amazing. I can’t wait to try it out on Sunday. Thank You.

  7. says

    I will have to make this for my boyfriend. Two of his favorite things are garlic and chorizo.

    • Rachel says

      Mushrooms are one of the few things I don’t like, and neither do the kids haha

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