Chorizo Quiche “Lorena”

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A Recipe by El Popular

We’ve Got The Brunchies! Quiche, a traditional French dish, is a breakfast pie that consists of a pie crust filled with eggs, meat, cheese, and/or vegetables. The best-known type is called “Quiche Lorraine”, which uses bacon. We at El Popular decided to make our own version, called Chorizo Quiche “Lorena”, which features our famous Chorizo to add a bit of spice and lots of flavor. Impress your friends (or keep it all to yourself) with this delicious quiche!

Let’s Get Started

  • Prep Time: 15 mins

  • Cook Time: 60 mins

  • Makes: 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 link (6 oz.) El Popular Chorizo (any flavor of your choice; we recommend “Mild”)

  • 1 refrigerated premade pie crust

  • ½ Onion, diced

  • 2 tsp garlic, minced

  • 3 cups spinach, chopped

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 tsp nutmeg

  • 1 1/2 cups milk

  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar or mozzarella cheese (depends on preference)

  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

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  • Can be served hot or cold, as breakfast or brunch.

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  • Unroll pie crust and press into a pie plate.

  • Remove Chorizo from casing and place in a skillet. Cook Chorizo over medium-high heat, until cooked through and crumbly. Set aside in a bowl.

  • Add olive oil to a the skillet and add onions and garlic, cook 2 minutes. Add spinach and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.

  • In a large bowl, add eggs, milk, nutmeg, and salt and whisk.

  • Layer ingredients on the pie crust in the following order: 3/4 cup cheese, Chorizo, spinach and onion, and then sun-dried tomatoes.

  • Pour egg mixture over ingredients. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top.

  • Bake for 50-55 minutes or until center is set (use a cake tester to be sure). Use tin foil to protect the crust edges from burning.

  • Remove from oven and allow to rest 10 minutes before slicing.

  • Serve and enjoy!

Chorizo 101

  • Chorizo is a spicy sausage believed to have come from Ancient Rome and later adopted by the Spaniards who brought it to Mexico.

  • Unlike Spanish Chorizo — Mexican style is soft, raw, uncured, and uncooked.

  • Similar to how Americans view bacon, Chorizo is a versatile ingredient one can use to enhance any dish!

Directions

  • Remove casing from Chorizo links.

  • Place desired amount in a non-stick skillet.

  • Break-up Chorizo while cooking at medium heat.

  • Sauté for 7-8 minutes until the Chorizo is fully cooked or the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees (F).

  • Enjoy on or in any dish.

Chorizo 101

  • Chorizo is a spicy sausage believed to have come from Ancient Rome and later adopted by the Spaniards who brought it to Mexico.

  • Unlike Spanish Chorizo — Mexican style is soft and comes raw, uncured, and uncooked.

  • Similar to how Americans view bacon, Chorizo is a versatile ingredient one can use to enhance any dish!

Directions

  • Remove casing from Chorizo links.

  • Place desired amount in a non-stick skillet.

  • Break-up Chorizo while cooking at medium heat.

  • Sauté for 7-8 minutes until the Chorizo is fully cooked or the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees (F).

  • Enjoy on or in any dish.

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