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There’s eggs and there’s eggs. From the brilliant Tex-Mex cookbook Ama, here’s a version with veggies and heat. I’ve never, never considered putting green beans in my scrambled eggs. And chorizo, too?

Plus, some onion and tomatoes. I guess you could expand this recipe in a variety of ways. Why not add some chopped cilantro. I suppose you could call all the way and include some pre-cooked and diced potatoes.

Spices are always optional. Chile powder, anyone?

Scrambled Eggs with Green Beans and Chorizo

Yield: serves 4


  • Sea salt
  • 3 cups (330 g) green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup (225 g) chorizo
  • ⅓ cup (40 g) chopped white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ cups (270 g) chopped Roma tomatoes (about
  • 3 tomatoes)
  • 6 large eggs, beaten
  • Corn tortillas (store-bought or homemade) for serving


Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook until the green beans are soft, about 10 minutes. Drain.

Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat and fry the chorizo until it is cooked through, about 7 minutes. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for about 5 minutes, then add the green beans and tomatoes. When the tomatoes are softened, add the eggs and scramble until cooked to your liking. Serve immediately with tortillas.

Source: Ama by Josef Centeno [Chronicle, 2019]