August 16, 2012

Uncle Will’s Rockin’ Spicy Chorizo Breakfast Wraps {Naptime Everyday}

Uncle Will's Rockin' Spicy Chorizo Breakfast Wrap via The Naptime Chef

What’s Going on Today: Visiting Uncle Will at his new home.

Morning Menu: Spicy Chorizo Breakfast Wraps before a tour of his new city.

Last week we went to visit Uncle Will, my little brother and home cook extraordinaire. As I pointed out in the acknowledgements of my book, Will and I frequently exchange recipes on a shared Google Doc sheet. He usually posts a few recipes a year for things he has mastered in his own kitchen and is ready for me to try. Recently this amazing recipe for breakfast wraps popped up. Knowing that we were visiting him in less than a month I wrote ahead to specifically request he make his delectable recipe for breakfast. I couldn’t wait to try them in his kitchen before attempting them in my own. Now that I’ve eaten them I can honestly said that one request was probably the most important thing I’ve ever asked of him. They are that good.

Best Breakfast Wrap via The Naptime Chef

Add the frozen hashbrowns straight from the freezer

Initially I thought these wraps would be super complicated but they really are a one-bowl affair. In hindsight I realized how silly it was to think that – what bachelor ever made anything more complicated? Will could probably streamline a souffle into two easy steps and still have it come out perfectly.

The Naptime Chef Breakfast Wrap

Rule of thumb is one egg per person

As he demonstrated his wrap making technique I was able to take pictures. We also talked about his upcoming kitchen renovation which looks promising. He is installing a bar (!) right in the kitchen. (I told he was a bachelor!!) As we talked he deftly chopped up the meats and added them to the pan, followed by the frozen hash browns and spiced eggs. After the mixture was divided amongst softened tortillas a small sprinkle of cheese was added and breakfast was served. Will claims this recipe was inspired by the California-style breakfast burrito he used to eat when he lived in San Diego with the Coast Guard. Apparently they put french fries in their wraps which makes them unique. I am taking his word on that since I’ve never eaten in San Diego.

Spicy Breakfast Wrap via The Naptime Chef

As far as breakfast egg dishes go this is definitely a keeper. In fact, I think I am going to keep it in my back pocket for when the baby comes and I need a quick dinner recipe, too!

Breakfast Wrap with Cheese

Top the finished egg mixture with some cheese


Uncle Will’s Rockin’ Spicy Chorizo Breakfast Wraps

Note: This is a little more of a method than a precise recipe so feel free to tweak amounts depending on your personal taste.

This method serves 4


2 spicy chorizo sausages, crumbled
6 slices of bacon, chopped into 1-inch slices
1 cup-ish, about one decent sized handful, frozen hashbrowns
4 eggs
1 pinch ancho chili powder
1 pinch garlic salt
4 warm flour tortillas
½ cup shredded Mexican cheese


1. Place a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat and add the chorizo and bacon. Allow it to cook completely, gently stirring it as needed to make sure everything cooks evenly.

2. Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs, chili powder, and garlic salt in a bowl.

3. When the bacon and sausage are nearly cooked (after about 5 minutes or so depending on your stove), pour off some of the grease, then add the frozen hashbrowns straight from the freezer bag. No need to thaw at all. (SO efficient). Allow the meat to finished cooking and the hashbrowns should cook through and get just browned and crispy.

4. Pour in the eggs and allow them to scramble until just cooked through – about one minute, or maybe a little more. Do not overcook the eggs!

5. Divide the mixture amongst the four tortillas and then sprinkle each tortilla with even amounts of the cheese. Wrap it up like a burrito and serve!

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

Needless to say this spicy concoction was right up my alley. If you want more heat try adding a few hits of hot sauce when you whisk together the eggs. Any kind of baby spinach or avocado slices would be delicious too.

Naptime Stopwatch

5 minutes prep time, 15 minutes cook time from start to finish

Naptime Reviews

We adored this power-breakfast wrap. It was so filling it kept us going all morning long!

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3 Responses to “Uncle Will’s Rockin’ Spicy Chorizo Breakfast Wraps {Naptime Everyday}”

  1. Sam D says:

    Sounds yummy! It makes me hungry for breakfast. Going to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  2. […] whipped up a few of our favorite meals on the fly. One of these was our stand-by quick carbonara. My brother, Uncle Will, is a huge fan of this simple recipe so we always eat it when he is around. It is perfect for when […]

  3. Heathbar says:

    When I was in San Diego I was given a verbal recipe for chorizo wraps which was just cook chorizo, remove from pan, scramble some eggs in chorizo fat, then add to a tortilla along with chorizo, dollop on some sour cream and add some cilantro. Tried it at home and it was delicious!

    I have recently been making chorizo and feta pasta. I use sliced cooked Spanish chorizo, available in London, where I live. I cook a sliced onion, then add the torn chorizo (otherwise cook chorizo first and remove from pan and use the fat to cook the onion) and then add cooked pasta, I like to use the ear shaped ones, some crumbled feta and stir together to make sure everything is warmed. I then add a few handfuls of arugula at the end which wilts into the pasta mixture. I usually make a lot of pasta in advance and keep it in the fridge for a few days so I can make this in a hurry. I also often make chorizo rolls, with cooked hot chorizo, cooked jarred peppers, like peppered ones, and a handful of rocket to finish. So good.