Mexican Chorizo Breakfast Pie


Flavorful Mexican chorizo sausage is the star in this unique breakfast pie. A hash brown crust is topped with delicious Mexican omelet ingredients and baked until golden brown. A favorite brunch recipe! Top with sour cream if desired.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
1 9-inch pie


  • 3 cups frozen shredded hash browns

  • 3 eggs, beaten, divided

  • 2 tablespoons minced onion

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 pound bulk Mexican chorizo sausage

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 ½ cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch pie pan.

  2. Combine hash browns, 1 egg, minced onion, flour, and salt in a bowl. Pour into the prepared pie pan and smooth down to form a crust.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Brush the crust with olive oil and continue to bake until golden and set, about 10 minutes more. Remove from the oven and reduce temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir chorizo in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Add chopped onion and garlic and saute for another 3 minutes. Remove any extra grease from the pan if desired.

  5. Beat remaining eggs and milk together in a bowl until smooth; add cilantro and cumin.

  6. Spread half of the Monterey Jack cheese onto the potato crust. Spoon chorizo mixture over and top with remaining Monterey Jack cheese. Pour egg mixture over the top.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until eggs are set and the top of the pie is slightly browned, 35 to 40 minutes. Serve warm.

Cook's Notes:

You can also use Mexican chorizo sausage links. If using, break apart as they cook so that the meat resembles ground beef.

You can use pepper Jack cheese instead of Monterey Jack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

399 Calories
29g Fat
15g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 399
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 12g 59%
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 1009mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 195mg 15%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 437mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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