Mexican Eggs with Chorizo and Kumara Recipe

Recipe from Australian Good Food Magazine November 2010

I decided to try this recipe because 1) the presentation of the dish was so colorful and looked yummy as soon as I saw it 2) the list of ingredients were surprisingly short! 3) it was classified as a Mexican dish, something I rarely cook in my kitchen but absolutely LOVE flavors of Mexican food! 4) it looked like a simple enough dish to cook, but looked impressive enough to serve guests - and if tastes just as good as it looks, it will definitely go in my collection of must-have recipes.

This is definitely in my collection of must-have recipes.

Not only is this dish pleasing to the eye, my kitchen smells amazing even on the next day, and it has brought back some childhood memories with the chickpeas. My mom used to love munching on those takeaway steamed chickpeas she would buy from Indian takeaway places. I am also a huge fan of eggs, kumara (sweet potatoes) and chorizo sausages! So there was no way this dish could go wrong in my books, lol. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did, and will continue to enjoy regularly from now on I'm sure!

600g kumara (sweet potatoes), diced
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 large red onion, thinly sliced
400g chorizo, skins removed, meat crumbled
400g can chickpeas, rinsed, drained
4 eggs
1 long green chilli, thinly sliced (optional)
3 cups salad greens

Cook kumara in a pan of salted boiling water for 8 mins, until just tender. Drain.

Heat oil in a large ovenproof pan on medium. Cook onion and chorizo for 5 mins, until softened. Add kumara and chickpeas and cook for 5 mins, until heated through. Use a fork to roughly break up mixture, then flatten lightly to form a cake. Cook, without stirring, for 8 mins, until cooked through and crispy, and base is golden.

Preheat grill on high. Make four holes in chickpea mixture and break an egg into each. Season and grill for 2-3 mins, until eggwhites are set. Season with pepper and scatter over chilli, if using. Serve with salad greens.


  1. This reminds me of a dish my sister made not too long ago:

    I never thought one could prepare a sweet potato related dish in this way!

  2. That looks delicious. I love Mexican food and baked egg dishes.

    I have a question for you
    I lived in Melbourne for ten years about ten years ago. I was just back in August and I saw a recipe that called for kumara. I was all, "What?" Is this a new food? I found out it was a sweet potato.

    I did a show in the 1999 Melbourne food & wine festival called "the fried chicken theory according to Jackie Gordon"– an evening of sweet soul music and sultry soul food which featured 2 dishes with sweet potatoes: sweet potato pone and candied yams. I can't recall if they were called yams or sweet potatoes when I bought them, but definitely not kumara.

    Do you know if it's a specific variety of sweet potato?


  3. Hi Michelle! I know right? I am so glad I found this recipe - always looking for new ways to cook sweet potatoes :) I checked out your sisters delicious recipe and left a comment on your blog.

    Jackie - thanks for your comment and question - chat to you on Twitter! :)

  4. yummm! I am such a sucker for things with runny eggs... that's for sharing!

  5. Didn't realize those were eggs until I was reading the list of ingredients, nice recipe, thanks.

  6. This looks awesome. I'm such a huge fan of chorizo and spicy chiles. The kumara is a really cool addition to this recipe.

  7. Congratulations on the Top 9 today, on this fabulous colorful and delicious Mexican eggs.
    Superb, as always!

  8. Now this is my kind of recipe! Packed with Southwest flavorsl Foodbuzz top 9.

  9. Hi Kimberly. Thanks for the add at foodbuzz. Love Mexican food and this dish looks and sounds delish.
    I hope you come and visit my blog too. I'm gonna continue reading your delicious posts now. :)
    Have a great one.

  10. wow kimberly, i stumbled upon this blog while blog hopping and i thought you look really familiar and hey! i remember you from xanga a long long time ago! (When i was still in high school and you weren't married :P Are you still blogging there?) anyway, i love chorizo too and it's about the only type of sausage i eat now. must buy when it's half price at coles hehe. will try out this dish soon! :)

  11. OMG those eggs look soooooo good!!! I want some please!

  12. It does sound delicious...and your presentation of it is also gorgeous.

  13. I love Mexican food and we make it all the time. Despite what you say this dish makes you look like a seasoned pro! Chick peas in chorizo...I had no idea.

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