There is nothing better on a cool morning camping then a warm breakfast cooked over the campfire. My families favorite is a Mexican Omelet with Chorizo. This chorizo recipe is really easy to make and is oh so good over the campfire!
The key to success when cooking over the fire is to get a nice small bed of coals. I always use cast iron when cooking over the fire, as it cleans easy and will always hold up. Once the coals are ready you can just sit your cast iron pan right in the coals and get it heated up as you make the final preparations for the meal.
When making this dish I always use a good quality chorizo, as it is the main ingredient and you can tell the difference in quality. Plus corn tortillas are a must, flour tortillas just won’t give you the same deliciousness. If you are not to big on the camp cooking clean up, this is a great meal to just eat communally right out of the pan. Once you dig in, this is definitely a chorizo recipe to get fired up about!
- 4 Corn Tortillas
- 8 eggs, beaten
- ½ pound Chorizo Sausage, Loose or taken out of casing.
- 2 Tbls Olive Oil, Bacon Fat, or Lard
- 1½ cups Cheddar Cheese, Shredded. Tilamook Medium is awesome.
- ¼ cup Sweet Onion, diced
- 2 tbsp Pico de Gallo or Salsa (Canned or Prepared Ahead)
- 2 tbsp Mexican Crema or Sour Cream, thinned out with a bit of water
- Put pan over light coals or high heat on a stove. While pan is cold, put in the Chorizo and break the large lump up into a smaller chunks. As the chunks sear, break them apart as fine as possible. You want the sausage to look like taco filling. Once the meat is cooked, which will take about 4-6 minutes, scrape it all to the side of the pan along with any meaty bits stuck to the surface.
- Take your tortillas and rip them into quarters or fifths. Take the pieces from 2 of the tortillas, and place them onto the hot cast iron. Feel free to tuck some tortilla strips under the meat as well to maximize pan real-estate. In about 2 minutes, the tortillas will be crisp, so scrape those to the side, add some more oil to the pan, and put in the rest of the tortillas. When those crisp, Get all the tortillas roughly on the bottom with the sausage resting on top. If it looks like a mess, you’re probably doing it right.
- Pour in Eggs and WAIT. After 3 minutes, lift up one side at a time and let uncooked eggs to run onto the bottom of the pan. Do this with the other sides of the omelet. Repeat this process until loose and wiggly, but setting eggs on top. Sprinkle the Cheddar evenly over omelet and cover. Wait about 30 seconds to 1 minute and remove from heat keeping the cover on.
- A few minutes later, take off the cover. Cut the omelet into quarters with a knife or even your spatula. Sprinkle on Onions, Pico De Gallo or Salsa, and generous spoonfuls of Crema or Thinned Sour Cream. If you like it spicy or more pungent, pile on Jalapeños and Cilantro. Either serve on individual plates, or communally eat out of the pan.