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Avocado and Chorizo Breakfast Taquitos

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This recipe for avocado and chorizo taquitos from Cooking and Beer makes the perfect Father’s Day breakfast. Packed full of flavour and easy to whip up, these tasty taquitos are baked rather than fried, which makes them somewhat healthier. Cook up this deliciously different recipe for the whole family to start Dad’s day with a smile.

Serves 10

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1 pound loose chorizo sausage
1 jalapeno pepper, seeds and stem removed, finely minced
6 large eggs
2 tablespoons milk
Salt and black pepper
1 large avocado, mashed
3/4 cup crumbled queso fresco cheese
1 cup cilantro leaves (coriander)
8-10 medium-sized soft corn or flour tortillas
Serve with: avocado crema (recipe below), chopped romaine lettuce, heirloom cherry tomatoes, crumbled queso fresco cheese

For the avocado crema:

1/2 avocado, peeled
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons milk

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Preheat your oven to 220 degrees C and line a large baking sheet with foil. Spray it with a nonstick spray and set aside.

Add the chorizo to a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook until cooked through, about 8 minutes. Add the jalapeno and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, and a dash of salt and black pepper. Heat a second large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spray with a nonstick spray, and add the eggs. Scramble the eggs until they are just done, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Have your assembly line ready by laying out your chorizo, eggs, mashed avocado, queso fresco cheese, and coriander leaves. Heat the tortillas in the microwave for about 20 seconds or until they are pliable (meaning they don’t crack when you roll them). On one side of each tortilla, layer the avocado, chorizo, eggs, queso fresco, and a couple of coriander leaves. Roll each tortilla up, and lay them seam-side down on the prepared baking sheet. Spray the top with nonstick spray. Place the taquitos in the oven and bake them for 10-12 minutes or until they are just beginning to brown.

Meanwhile, prepare your avocado crema. To a food processor, add the 1/2 of an avocado, sour cream, milk, and a dash of salt and black pepper. Pulse until smooth. Set aside.

Remove the taquitos from the oven and allow them to cool for just a couple of minutes. Serve the taquitos with lettuce, tomatoes, avocado crema, and crumbled queso fresco cheese. Enjoy immediately!

Note: These breakfast taquitos can easily be frozen if you don’t want to eat them right away. Just assemble them as you normally would then freeze. When you are ready to eat them, transfer them immediately to a baking sheet and add 10 minutes of cooking time so that the taquitos can defrost.