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Chorizo and Butternut Squash Baked Eggs (Paleo, Whole30)

Breakfast couldn’t be easier and tastier with these paleo and Whole30 Chorizo and Butternut Squash Baked Eggs. They are perfect for a holiday brunch!

Chorizo Butternut Squash Baked Eggs

It’s been a long time since I posted a baked eggs or a frittata recipe (by the way… what the heck is the difference between the two??). That’s because I prefer my eggs sunny side up with the yolk drippy and runny.

However, baked eggs are great for a group or if you want to make them ahead of time to eat on busy mornings. And, I must say, that the flavors of chorizo and butternut squash together just might have changed my mind about them!

Chorizo and Butternut Squash Baked Eggs Recipe

The combination of chorizo and butternut squash is my new favorite recent discovery. There’s something so addicting about the spicy, salty chorizo with the subtly sweet and soft butternut squash. And when they are baked together with eggs, spinach, onion, and spices, there’s honestly nothing better. I’m honestly drooling just writing about it!

Chorizo Butternut Squash Baked Eggs

Chorizo Butternut Squash Baked Eggs

Make Up To 2 Days Ahead!

While you can make the whole thing, freeze the leftover slices, then defrost them when you want to eat them, you can also make part the recipe components ahead of time and finish cooking them the morning that you want to eat them. I recommend the latter if you want freshly baked, best tasting eggs for a get-together or a holiday brunch to save on time and effort when you have so many other things happening.

All you have to do is cook the ingredients ahead of time, all the way through adding spinach, and then refrigerator them before adding the eggs the next day and baking the whole thing together. You can do this up to 2 days ahead of time to get the hardest part of the recipe out of the way!

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Chorizo and Butternut Squash Baked Eggs (Paleo, Whole30)

Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 338 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Breakfast couldn't be easier and tastier with these paleo and Whole30 Chorizo and Butternut Squash Baked Eggs. They are perfect for a holiday brunch!

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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 1/2 cups butternut squash cubes 1/2 inch
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 8 oz chorizo removed from casing
  • 4 oz spinach
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
Nutrition Facts
Chorizo and Butternut Squash Baked Eggs (Paleo, Whole30)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 338 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 196mg 65%
Sodium 744mg 31%
Potassium 664mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 213.8%
Vitamin C 28.8%
Calcium 9.4%
Iron 17.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Chorizo Burger with Cucumber Slaw

Chorizo Burger with Cucumber SlawWill it ever stop raining? Probably not. People in the Bay Area were freaking the eff out this past week about a rainstorm we had. Seriously. Like schools and offices closed. I’m an east coast girl and I’ve never seen such a reaction to rain before. It makes sense, I guess, because some areas did actually flood. Good thing we live on top of a hill.

I had no desire to go food shopping for the past few days since I didn’t feel like dealing with the gross weather, but my laziness forced me to get creative in the kitchen. Sometimes putting random crap together creates an awesome combination. It’s how I came up with this chorizo burger with a refreshing cucumber topping.

Chorizo Burger with Cucumber Slaw
I don’t love chorizo on its own because the flavor is just a bit too strong, but it tastes amazing mixed in with ground beef. Also, if you happen to overcook the burger, the juiciness of the chorizo balances it out so it doesn’t taste dried out. Win/win.Chorizo Burger with Cucumber Slaw

Chorizo Burger with Cucumber SlawI cooked these on a stove top, but I think they’ll be really great on the grill. We bought a small grill recently, which I’m super excited to start using. We just haven’t gotten around to purchasing a propane tank for it. Apparently, that’s important. Once again, I blame the rain. Hopefully it’ll happen this weekend.
Chorizo Burger with Cucumber SlawThis is such a quick, easy, and delicious recipe and I was so excited it turned out so well. The refreshing cucumber slaw nicely balances out the spicy flavor of the chorizo . Enjoy with a delicious side like potato chips or roasted carrots!

Chorizo Burger with Cucumber Slaw

CHORIZO BURGER WITH CUCUMBER SLAW

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Author: Jean Choi
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Ingredients

FOR THE CUCUMBER SLAW

  • 1/2 lb cucumbers
  • 1/2 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

FOR THE BURGER

  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
  • 1/2 lb chorizo, out of its casing
  • 1/4 medium onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp Paleo mayonnaise

Instructions

FOR THE CUCUMBER SLAW

  1. Slice the cucumbers as thinly as you can.
  2. In a bowl, combine all ingredients for the slaw until well mixed.
  3. Cover, and let sit in the fridge for at least 20 minutes.

FOR THE BURGER

  1. Crumble or chop the chorizo as finely as you can.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, chorizo, diced onion, and garlic cloves.
  3. Mix well but don't overwork the meat.
  4. Divide and shape the meat into 4 large patties, or 6 smallish patties (I made 6), 1/2 inch thick. With your thumb, make a small indent in the middle of each burger.
  5. Preheat a heavy bottomed, non-stick pan to medium heat and melt the butter in it. Make sure it's heated fully!
  6. Working in batches if necessary, add the patties to the pan cooking 5 minutes on one side, and then 4 minutes on the other for a medium rare burger.
  7. Once cooked, top each burger with 1/2 tbsp of mayonnaise then top with the cucumber slaw.
  8. Plate and serve!

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