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Eggs in Purgatory with Chorizo

Serve with Italian bread
Photo courtesy of Eggland's Best

Marinara sauce is mixed with pepperjack cheese and basil then topped with runny eggs before being cooked to perfection. 

Recipe courtesy of Eggland's Best

Ready in
40 m
10 m
(prepare time)
30 m
(cook time)


  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Pound chorizo
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 Cups sauce
  • 1 Cup shredded pepper jack
  • 1/4 Cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 Cup fresh basil
  • 4 Eggland’s Best Eggs (large), scrambled
  • optional – Italian bread for dipping


Heat the olive oil in a cast iron skillet. Add the chorizo, stirring occasionally, until browned and almost cooked through, (6 to 10 minutes).

Add the onion and cook until softened and golden, (2 to 3 minutes).

Add the marinara sauce and 2 cups of water; bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium and stir in the pepperjack, 2 tablespoons parmesean, and ¼ cup of the basil.

Make 4 shallow wells in the tomato mixture, carefully cracking an egg into each one.

Cover the skillet and cook until the egg whites are set but the yolks are still runny. Sprinkle with the remaining parmesean cheese and basil. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve with sliced Italian for dipping and enjoy!