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The Best Stuffed Avocados

Hello and welcome! Today I have a fun Stuffed Avocado Recipe that is really great because it combines savory Mexican flavors for a rich and satisfying breakfast, brunch or dinner. It kind of reminds me of a Mexican-style Eggs Benedict. Gluten-free of course, because we have the avocado playing the role of bread. This is a quick recipe that is easy to scale up for a group. Are you ready to try the Best Stuffed Avocados? Let’s do it!

Before we get started on the filling, set up a saucepan with water to boil for the poached eggs. Crack eggs into individual ramekins or small bowls – one egg per bowl. Set these aside until the water is boiling.

Chorizo and Pepper Filling

The filling for these stiffed avocados is really simple: Mexican chorizo and bell pepper. Start by heating a drizzle of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Then sauté the diced bell peppers for a few minutes, just until they barely turn soft. Reduce the heat to medium.

Then add the Mexican chorizo and break the sausage apart as it cooks, stirring the mixture together to fully combine. When the chorizo is mostly cooked through (about 4 minutes) reduce the heat to low and stir occasionally to finish cooking the chorizo and to keep the mixture hot.

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Turn your attention back to the saucepan for the poached eggs. The water should be boiling by now, so reduce the heat to medium. Use a slotted spoon to swirl the water to create a whirlpool. Then, pour an egg into the center of the whirlpool. Let the egg poach, stirring occasionally for about 3 minutes.

Remove the egg with a slotted spoon and set the egg on a small plate. Look at the egg around the yolk: you want the yolk to still be liquid, but the egg should not look or feel super jiggly. Excessive jiggling indicates the whites are not completely set. If it’s super jiggly or you just like your yolks more well done, place the egg back the water and let it poach a little longer. Once one egg is done, repeat with second egg.

Repeat with the second egg. For more detailed instructions on poaching eggs using the whirlpool, or vortex method, check out How to Make: Eggs.

Assemble the Best Stuffed Avocados

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For assembling, I like to scoop the avocado halves out of their skins. This makes eating the stuffed avocado easier. Once the avocado is cut in half and the seed is removed, use a large spoon to make a slightly larger “bowl” in the center if needed. Then use that spoon to scoop the entire half out of the skin. Use a knife to slice off a tiny bit of the back to give it a flat surface. Then place the avocado halves on a plate or shallow bowl.

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Use that large spoon to transfer scoops of the chorizo and pepper mixture and place in the hollowed out centers of the avocados. Top this with roughly chopped cilantro, then carefully place one poached egg on each avocado half.

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Sprinkle some flaky finishing salt and a few cranks of black pepper on top of the eggs.

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Now, for the crema. Mexican crema is basically a very loose and light sour cream. It adds just a little richness and tang. Use a spoon to drizzle the cream over the seasoned eggs.

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Garnish the dish with sliced scallions for a little crunch and fresh green onion flavor.

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The Best Stuffed Avocados

And that’s it! So simple, so delicious and satisfying. The filling is wonderfully savory and the bell peppers add great texture, flavor and freshness to the chorizo. Of course the avocado is cool, rich and smooth. We have the fresh cilantro for flavor and leafy green texture. Hopefully you like runny poached eggs, because the yolk makes such a great sauce that runs over and coats everything with richness.

Thank you so much for joining me today, I do hope you consider this fresh and easy take on Stuffed Avocados for your next breakfast or brunch. Take care and be well! xo Kelly

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The Best Stuffed Avocados

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Breakfast, Brunch Mexican-inspired
By Kelly Djalali Serves: Makes 2 Stuffed Avocados
Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cooking Time: 10 Minutes Total Time: ~20 Minutes

The Best Stuffed Avocados are Mexican-inspired; filled with chorizo and peppers, topped with a perfectly poached egg, cilantro, scallions and crema.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. Mexican Chorizo
  • 1-2 Bell Peppers, seeded and diced
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Avocado, cut in half, seed removed
  • Fresh Cilantro, rough chopped
  • Flaky Finishing Salt and Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
  • Mexican Crema
  • 1 Scallion, sliced thin
  • Hot Sauce (optional)

Instructions

1

Before we get started on the filling, set up a saucepan with water to boil for the poached eggs. Crack eggs into individual ramekins or small bowls - one egg per bowl. Set these aside until the water is boiling.

2

Start by heating a drizzle of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Then sauté the diced bell peppers for a few minutes, just until they barely turn soft. Reduce the heat to medium.

3

Then add the Mexican chorizo and break the sausage apart as it cooks, stirring the mixture together to fully combine. When the chorizo is mostly cooked through (about 4 minutes) reduce the heat to low and stir occasionally to finish cooking the chorizo and to keep the mixture hot.

4

Turn your attention back to the saucepan for the poached eggs. The water should be boiling by now, so reduce the heat to medium. Use a slotted spoon to swirl the water to create a whirlpool. Then, pour an egg into the center of the whirlpool. Let the egg poach, stirring occasionally for about 3 minutes.

5

Remove the egg with a slotted spoon and set the egg on a small plate. Look at the egg around the yolk: you want the yolk to still be liquid, but the egg should not look or feel super jiggly. Excessive jiggling indicates the whites are not completely set. If it's super jiggly or you just like your yolks more well done, place the egg back the water and let it poach a little longer. Once one egg is done, repeat with second egg.

6

Once the avocado is cut in half and the seed is removed, use a large spoon to make a slightly larger "bowl" in the center if needed. Then use that spoon to scoop the entire half out of the skin. Use a knife to slice off a tiny bit of the back to give it a flat surface. Then place the avocado halves on the plate or shallow bowl.

7

Use that large spoon to transfer scoops of the chorizo and pepper mixture and place in the hollowed out centers of the avocados. Top this with roughly chopped cilantro, then carefully place one poached egg on each avocado half.

8

Sprinkle some flaky finishing salt and a few cranks of black pepper on top of the eggs.

9

Use a spoon to drizzle the cream over the seasoned eggs.

10

Garnish the dish with sliced scallions.

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  • Celine Stanasolovich
    March 16, 2022 at 8:39 am

    This looks delicious. Simple and just a few ingredients -my kind of meal. Thank you!

    • Kelly Djalali
      March 16, 2022 at 8:54 am

      Hello Celine, It really is simple and quick to throw together. Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Wednesday, xo Kelly

  • Mari
    March 16, 2022 at 9:44 am

    I know I say this a lot with your recipes, but if I could eat more than once or twice a day, I would eat this, and I would thoroughly enjoy every bite. Did my avocados call you and say that I needed a recipe to use them up quickly? Because I did! This is a perfect recipe for me since I tend to like breakfast for any meal that I eat. It took me a long time to get into avocados, but once I did, I was thrilled. Friends of my son are doing some amazing crops on their farm in California, and one of them is avocados. They are also trying coffee beans. So I will have to see how those work out. I order a box of avocados several times in season, and then have to find someone to take the surplus. Much as I love them, I can’t eat them every day! These are large, meaty, gorgeous avocados, and not much like the ones at the store. I loved the pictures again. The yellow and green colors are irresistible, and just lovely to look at. To mix metaphors, they make a lovely spring time pas de deux. Happy Wednesday Kelly, Alex, Terry, Dante, Penny amd Sophie. Enjoy the rest of your week. The conure is actually letting me type this without her usual input, so this is a good day! See you all tomorrow.

    • Kelly Djalali
      March 16, 2022 at 12:49 pm

      Hi Mari, How wonderful to order such beautiful avocados! This recipe is great for the larger varieties. Give it a try and let me know what you think. Have a beautiful day, see you tomorrow! xo Kelly

  • Terry
    March 16, 2022 at 10:37 am

    I will definitely give this a try on Sunday gma will love it Yumm I’ll keep you posted. Have a great Wednesday ?❤️

    • Kelly Djalali
      March 16, 2022 at 12:51 pm

      It’s a fun spin a typical breakfast for us, I am sure you will enjoy it, Mom! xo Kelly

  • Suzanne
    March 16, 2022 at 11:45 am

    Looks scrumptious. I eat a lot of avocado, and this makes it a meal in itself with the egg.

    • Kelly Djalali
      March 16, 2022 at 12:51 pm

      Give this one a go, Suzanne – let me know what you think! xo Kelly

  • Sally+Burke
    March 20, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    Hi Kelly, I love every ingredient in this dish but for some weird reason I can’t come at avocado and poached egg, just like I love bananas but dislike banana icecream. I guess we all have our idiosyncrasies. Keep up the great work… and happy cooking ?‍?
    Sally ?

    • Kelly Djalali
      March 21, 2022 at 10:00 am

      Hi Sally, I am sorry the egg and avocado combo doesn’t work for you! It’s great to hear from you, I hope you enjoyed your roadtrip vacation! Have a great week, xo Kelly