Spicy Tex-Mex Scrambled Eggs (Keto, High Protein)
Spicy Tex-Mex scrambled eggs are a simple low carb breakfast packed with protein and full of flavour. Loaded with crumbled chorizo, gooey melted cheese, sautéed onions, peppers, and chilies, this easy breakfast scramble packs a punch.
If you are getting bored with fried eggs or omelets for breakfast, try these spicy keto scrambled eggs ready in under 20 minutes.
Just 7g net carbs and a whopping 23g of protein, this easy keto breakfast scramble makes a quick and easy breakfast that will leave you satisfied all day.
If you are looking for a new keto breakfast option you have to try this spicy Tex-Mex scramble. Serve with your favourite low carb tortilla or breakfast foods as a simple keto breakfast.
Why This Spicy Keto Scramble Works
- This low carb breakfast is easy, fast, and uses only one pan.
- A great way to add tons of flavour to regular scrambled eggs.
- Spicy keto scrambled eggs are low in net carbs and high in protein.
- Ready in under 20 minutes this easy to make this egg skillet is great for lazy mornings.
- A satisfying breakfast on its own, or stuffed into a low carb tortilla as a keto breakfast burrito to go.
What You Need To Know
Below is a deeper dive into the steps and ingredients of this spicy keto scramble, as well as substitutions for certain ingredients. If you are ready to make this recipe now, use the jump to recipe button below.
There are many different kinds of chorizo from different parts of the world. The best choice for this recipe is Mexican chorizo which is made from ground pork and a variety of Mexican herbs and spices.
You can easily make your own Mexican chorizo at home, or you can buy store bought chorizo and remove it from the casing.
Substitutions for Mexican Chorizo
If you can’t find Mexican chorizo, any type of chorizo or spicy sausage like hot Italian sausage will taste absolutely delicious in these scrambled eggs.
These Tex-Mex scrambled eggs use a blend of common cheeses like cheddar, and Monterrey Jack. However there are a variety of different cheeses you can use for these scrambled eggs.
Choosing a on of the many Mexican cheeses like Oaxaca, manchego, cotija, or queso would amp up the Mexican flavours.
Some other types of cheese that would work well are pepper jack, sharp cheddar, Colby jack, or literally any cheese you can think of because lets be honest, all cheese is delicious.
Adjusting the Spice Level
These scrambled eggs are best served SPICY. Spice, eggs, and cheese are a match made in heaven.
However, if a spicy breakfast isn’t your thing, that’s ok. (I guess..) You can easily adjust the spice level of this recipe by making a few substitutions.
Substitutions for less heat
- Switch out the green chillies and jalapenos for a sweet bell pepper or green pepper.
- Switch out the spicy chorizo for a mild sausage or simple breakfast sausages.
Fluffy Scrambled Eggs
Eggs are a low carb superfood. Packed with beneficial vitamins, minerals, and fats, eggs are a complete protein, highly nutritious, and should be part of every healthy low carb diet.
For more information about the Health Benefits of Eggs check out this excellent (and surprisingly progressive) article by WebMD.
In this recipe eggs are the star and they are complimented with a variety of Tex-Mex flavours.
When making scrambled eggs it’s important to make sure they are light, fluffy, and properly cooked.
Tips for cooking light and fluffy scrambled eggs
- Don’t overcook the eggs. They cook fast, they should be one of the last ingredients added to the pan along with the cheese.
- Dont underseason. Eggs are delicious but they need a little help, make sure they are properly seasoned with salt and pepper.
- Serve hot. If you are serving this as part of a larger breakfast, make the eggs near the end and serve them right away. No one wants to eat eggs that have been sitting out.
Quick Answers to Common Questions About Scrambled Eggs
Should I add milk to scrambled eggs?
This is a topic of much debate. I make them with or without, and I like both. But the far superior method used in this recipe is to add some sour cream or creme fraiche before scrambling the eggs, its light and slightly tangy, which leads to delicious and fluffy scrambled eggs.
Do I scramble the eggs before adding them to the pan?
You can scramble them in the pan if you wish but the egg white and the yolk will not fully combine. For best results whisk them thoroughly before adding them to the pan.
How do I avoid over cooking scrambled eggs?
Eggs cook fast and they go from well cooked to over cooked even quicker. To avoid over cooking scrambled eggs make sure you are staying near the pan, don’t walk away and do something else. Stir to keep the eggs moving, and most importantly remove the eggs from the heat just before they are cooked to your liking. They will continue to cook even after they are off the heat.
How do you know when scrambled eggs are done?
The best way to know when scrambled eggs are done is to pay attention to the texture and firmness. Scrambled eggs should be light yellow, and soft to the touch. There should be no signs of uncooked egg, or noticeably runny portions of egg left.
Will scrambled eggs keep in the fridge/how long in the fridge
Leftover cooked scrambled eggs can be stored in the fridge in a sealed container for 3 to 4 days.
Spicy Tex-Mex Scrambled Eggs (Low Carb, High Protein)
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- Knife and Cutting Board
- Skillet or Frying Pan
- ½ pound chorizo crumbled
- 1 small onion diced
- 1 small red pepper diced
- 2 large jalapeno sliced
- 2 tablespoons diced green chilies fresh or canned
- salt and pepper
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon corriandar
- 6 large eggs whipped
- 3 tablespoons sour cream
- ⅓ cup cheddar cheese shredded
- ⅓ cup Monterrey jack cheese shredded
- 1 tablespoon lime juice optional
- ⅓ cup cilantro fresh
- 1 large avocado sliced for garnish
- 1 large jalapeno sliced for garnish
- Cook and Crumble the Chorizo. Remove the chorizo from the casings if necessary and add them to the pan. Crumble and brown over medium heat until cooked through. Break them apart with a spatula or wooden spoon as needed.½ pound chorizo
- Sauté the Onions, Peppers, and Spices. Once the chorizo is cooked through, add the diced onions, red peppers, sliced jalapenos, and diced green chillies to the skillet and sauté for around 5 minutes until they begin to soften. Add the cumin, coriander, black pepper and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt as needed.1 small onion, 1 small red pepper, 2 large jalapeno, salt and pepper, ½ teaspoon cumin, ½ teaspoon corriandar, 2 tablespoons diced green chilies
- Beat the eggs with sour cream. Crack the eggs into a bowl and add the sour cream. Whisk until fluffy and pale yellow.6 large eggs, 3 tablespoons sour cream
- Cook the eggs and melt the cheese. Add the eggs and cheese to the skillet and cook until light and fluffy. Use a spatula to scramble the eggs and prevent them from sticking or burning. Remove the eggs from the heat right before they are cooked to your liking as they will continue to cook off the heat.6 large eggs, ⅓ cup cheddar cheese, ⅓ cup Monterrey jack cheese
- Garnish and serve. Garnish the eggs with lime juice, fresh cilantro, sliced jalapeno, and avocado. Serve immediately as a hearty low carb breakfast, or with your favourite low carb tortilla.1 tablespoon lime juice, ⅓ cup cilantro, 1 large avocado, 1 large jalapeno
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What To Serve With Spicy Tex-Mex Eggs
This spicy keto scramble makes a satisfy breakfast on its own. It’s packed with healthy fats and protein which can leave you feeling full all day.
If you feel you need some sides to make this breakfast a meal here are some great low carb options to serve with with your scrambled eggs.
- A lightly toasted low carb tortilla.
Lightly toast your favourite keto friendly tortilla in a pan and serve it along side these scrambled eggs. You can make a Low carb breakfast burrito to go, or use the tortilla to scoop up the eggs and shovel them into your mouth.
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