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Mexican Eggs Benedict with Chorizo Biscuits and Chipotle Hollandaise

With homemade chorizo biscuits, avocado, and chipotle hollandaise sauce, this Mexican Eggs Benedict will quickly become your new favorite brunch recipe!

Head-on view of Mexican eggs Benedict on a blue and white plate with chorizo biscuits, avocado, poached eggs, and chipotle hollandaise sauce with recipe title at top

Rules of life/brunch:

1) You can and should judge a brunch spot on its eggs Benedict. Which also means it’s necessary that you order it every single time you go to a new spot for brunch. But it’s all in the name of scientific research, so that makes it OK. Science is important.

2) Eggs Benedict always scores more points if it’s served on a biscuit. No offense meant at all to my man, English muffin; I love you with peanut butter for breakfast. But eggs Benedict just works better on biscuits.

3) Avocado makes everything better. I can honestly say, I’d 10 times rather have avocado on my eggs Benedict than Canadian bacon/ham. Of course, I guess the chorizo in the biscuit in this recipe made up for the missing ham, but whatever. Minor details.

4) Hollandaise sauce is all butter and egg yolks. When is it ever socially acceptable to pour a bowl of butter and egg yolks on your food unless it’s hollandaise sauce on eggs Benedict? Take advantage of this when you can.

5) Mexican-inspired eggs Benedict is 10 times better than a traditional Benedict. And that’s saying a lot as eggs Benedict is already 10 times better than most things in life I can think of.

There you have it. Five simple rules that are pretty easy to follow, right? I have been craving eggs Benedict for weeks and decided to add a little Mexican twist to mine for this Mexican eggs Benedict. Chorizo in the biscuits, chipotle in the hollandaise, and avocado instead of ham. And we’re in business.

MEXICAN EGGS BENEDICT RECIPE

When I decided to make my eggs Benedict with avocado, I knew I must incorporate chorizo somehow. At first I was going to layer it on the biscuit with the avocado, but then I decided to just build it in instead. And it was the best idea ever because these chorizo biscuits are amazingly good on the Benedict and completely on their own. Love at first bite. Plus? They’re super easy to make!

Start by whisking together flour, sugar, baking powder, paprika, cream of tartar, and salt in a large bowl. And work the chopped chilled butter it into the flour mixture, using a pastry blender or your fingers. Blend until the mixture is coarse. Then mix in the green onion and chorizo, too.

In a separate small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and egg. Add it to the flour mixture and stir until it’s just incorporated.

Collage showing process for making chorizo biscuits, including butter being mixed into dry mixture, chorizo and scallions being mixed in, and batter ready to be baked

Scoop about 1/4 cup of the dough with a measuring cup or ice cream scoop onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place about 2 inches apart. I used a biscuit cutter to give the dough a little more shape.

Bake biscuits at 400 degrees for about 18-20 minutes, until they’re starting to turn golden.

Oh my gosh, YUM. I can’t even look at these right now.

Collage showing process for baking chorizo biscuits, including biscuit batter scooped out on baking sheet and biscuit baked on baking sheet

Once my biscuits were in the oven, I got started on my hollandaise sauce. For a Mexican twist, I gave it a little chipotle kick, of course. People think hollandaise is really tough to make, but it’s actually not. That said, it does fail on occasion, so I always make sure to have enough eggs on hand to try it again if it doesn’t work the first time.

Separate the egg yolks from the whites (it’s best if you use your hands!). Put the egg yolks in a medium heat-proof bowl (should be a double boiler or a bowl that fits another saucepan to make a double boiler). Add 1 T lemon and 1 T water. Whisk together until the mixture gets thicker and more pale.

Now, place the bowl over a double boiler (or a pan filled halfway with simmering water) with the heat on low. Whisk like a crazy person. The yolks will increase in volume, thicken, and get frothy-ish. When the bottom of the pan starts to show through the streaks as you’re whisking, you can start adding in the butter.

Add the warm butter a bit at a time, continuing to whisk the whole time. Keep adding more butter until you get a good consistency. You’ll probably need the whole stick. Many recipes call for a stick and a half, but I kept it to one. Remove hollandaise from heat and stir in chipotle, salt, and pepper.

Collage showing process for making chipotle hollandaise sauce, including egg yolks being beaten, egg yolks being heated in saucepan, butter added to hollandaise in saucepan, and chipotle pepper being whisked in

If your hollandaise begins to thicken again before you’re ready to use it, whisk in a few drops of warm water. But for now, cover your hollandaise and keep warm until you’re ready to use.

Now to prepare the rest of the Benedict!

Poaching eggs is like most anything in cooking. The more you do it, the easier it gets. I think it’s pretty easy now, but it’s also easy to mess up occasionally.

Fill a pot of water with two inches of water, add vinegar, and bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer.

Crack an egg into a small bowl and gently drop egg into simmering water (lower bowl all the way to water to release egg). You can do a few at a time; just make sure you’re not over-crowding the eggs.

Let simmer for about 3 minutes and then remove egg with slotted spoon to a paper towel covered plate or bowl. Continue with the rest of the eggs.

Collage showing egg poaching, including eggs cooking in saucepan of simmering water and poached eggs on paper towel-lined plate

Now build the Mexican eggs Benedict by layering avocado on two chorizo biscuits.

And placing a poached egg on top of each.

Overhead view of biscuits on a plate topped with avocado and poached eggs

Then drizzle on however much chipotle hollandaise sauce you want. Sprinkle a little more chipotle powder on if you’re in the mood. And when aren’t you?

I’m getting hungry all over again. Like seriously hungry.

Head-on closeup view of a chorizo biscuit topped with avocado, poached egg, and chipotle hollandaise for Mexican eggs Benedict

Maybe it’s not the prettiest dish on the planet, but this Mexican eggs Benedict is legitimately one of my favorite Benedicts of ever. Chris actually said this was the best thing that he’s eaten all year and that it should be served in a restaurant. He loves me and has to say things like that, but that still made me really happy to hear. The best thing he’s had all year! (wait, what does that say about everything else I’ve made??).

Landscape overhead view of Mexican eggs Benedict on a blue and white plate with yolk broken and drizzling onto plate

But really, this does make me want to open my own Southwestern/Mexican inspired restaurant and put this as #1 on the menu. Or, OK, the only thing on the menu. I could whip up a mean Bloody Mary, too? That’s all you really need for breakfast anyway. Maybe a side of fruit.

Back to the eggs Benedict at hand. The chipotle hollandaise sauce was super zingy with a little chipotle bite and the avocado added a nice creamy earthiness. Canadian bacon would have been too much on this Benedict and the little baked in bits of chorizo were much easier to handle. I was happy with my decision.

Head-on view of Mexican eggs Benedict on a blue and white plate with chorizo biscuits, avocado, poached eggs, and chipotle hollandaise sauce

But digging into my Mexican eggs Benedict and discovering the poached eggs were pretty close to perfect might have been the highlight of my brunch.

No wait, it was the hollandaise. No, the biscuit. Ugh, I don’t even know anymore. I guess I’ll need to make this all over again so I can decide.

What would be on your dream eggs Benedict? Please tell me you love it as much as I do!

If you love this eggs Benedict recipe, check out my recipe for Jalapeño Eggs Benedict. I also think you might really love my Eggs Benedict Pizza! And I’m swooning over this Eggs Benedict Quiche from Prairie Winds Life!

Mexican Eggs Benedict with Chipotle Hollandaise
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

With homemade chorizo biscuits, avocado, and chipotle hollandaise sauce, this Mexican Eggs Benedict will quickly become your new favorite brunch recipe!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brunch Recipes, Eggs Benedict Recipe, Homemade Biscuits
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Sues
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 8 large eggs
  • 4 chorizo biscuits (recipe below)
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 1/2 cup chipotle hollandaise sauce (recipe below)
Chorizo Biscuits
  • 2 1/13 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, chilled and chopped into small pieces
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 cup (about 2 links) chopped chorizo
  • 1 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
Chipotle Hollandaise Sauce
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, very soft
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder, plus more to taste
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Fill a large saucepan with about 2 inches of water, add vinegar, and bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer. Crack an egg into a small bowl or ramekin and gently drop egg into simmering water (lower bowl all the way to water to release egg). Continue with remaining eggs, taking care not to overcrowd pot. I recommend doing this in multiple batches.

  2. Let eggs simmer for about three minutes and then remove eggs with slotted spoon to a paper towel covered plate or bowl, making sure egg whites are cooked, but yolks are still soft.

  3. Slice biscuits in half and place 1-2 slices avocado on each biscuit half. Top each biscuit with a poached egg and spoon chipotle hollandaise sauce over the top. Sprinkle chipotle powder on top, if desired.

Chorizo Biscuits
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together together flour, sugar, baking powder, paprika, cream of tartar, and salt.

  3. Add butter to flour mixture and using a pastry blender or your fingers, blend together until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Mix in scallions and chorizo.

  4. In a separate small bowl, whisk together buttermilk and egg. Add liquid mixture to the flour mixture and stir until it’s just incorporated, taking care not to over-mix.

  5. Scoop about 1/4 cup of dough with a measuring cup or ice cream scoop onto prepared baking sheet. Place about 2 inches apart. You can also use a biscuit cutter to give the dough a little more shape.

  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until biscuits are just starting to turn golden.

Chipotle Hollandaise Sauce
  1. Place egg yolks in the bowl of a double boiler or medium heat-proof bowl that can fit over another saucepan. Add lemon and water and whisk together until the mixture gets thicker and more pale.

  2. Place the bowl over a double boiler (or a saucepan filled 1/4 way with simmering water) with the heat on low. Whisk like crazy. The yolks should increase in volume, thicken, and get frothy. When the bottom of the pan starts to show through the streaks as you’re whisking, you can start adding in the butter.

  3. Add the warm butter a bit at a time, continuing to whisk the whole time. Keep adding more butter until you get a good consistency. You’ll probably need the whole stick. 

  4. Remove hollandaise from heat and stir in chipotle, salt, and pepper.

  5. If your hollandaise begins to thicken again before you’re ready to use it, whisk in a few drops of warm water. Cover your hollandaise and keep warm until you’re ready to use.

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32 Responses to "Mexican Eggs Benedict with Chorizo Biscuits and Chipotle Hollandaise"

  1. Emily @ A Cambridge Story says:

    The fact that you added chorizo to the actual biscuits has me drooling. I totally agree the solidness of a brunch spot rests greatly upon how good they can can make Eggs Benedict (with the possible exception of Henrietta’sTable which, despite being amazing, inevitably/sadly has cold eggs benny). Clearly your house has great brunch!

  2. Tina {My Life as a Mrs} says:

    Yes. Yes. and YES. All of my favorites in one dish… i’m SO in.

  3. Pam says:

    Could breakfast get any better than this? I don’t think so. YUM!

  4. Odetta says:

    Best ever???? Yessss. Get in my belly please.

  5. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking says:

    Whoa, what a breakfast! My husband would do just about anything for me if I made this for him!

  6. Michelle Collins says:

    One of my favorite eggs benedict in the area is at Cambridge Common, and it’s an avocado eggs benedict. SO good!

  7. Monique says:

    mouth. watering.
    Gorgeous! looks great!

  8. Nicole says:

    This looks incredible!! I love the color of the chipotle hollandaise, too. Everything is better with avocado, right?

  9. Emily says:

    this looks amazing. nicely played! I’d love to see your favorite local spots for eggs benedict!

  10. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes says:

    These look so good! Love the mexican twist on them!

  11. Bree says:

    Oh la la! I could use some of those babies now! The look amazing!

  12. Gia Grossman says:

    I think I could impress a brunch guest or two if I whipped this up in my kitchen! I love that there is chorizo in the biscuit and the avocado makes a complete meal!

  13. Mary says:

    Oh what a GREAT dish!! tons of flavor – I really love the chorizo in the biscuit – my mouth is watering!!!
    Mary x

  14. Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living says:

    This has SO many of my husband’s favorite things in it… I would win some major points if I made them for him ;). Maybe for his birthday!

  15. Megan says:

    I can almost follow all your eggs Benedict rules, but I’d rather have a well-toasted English muffin than a biscuit. The ham is alright, avocado is definitely better, and I like corned beef hash as another option. I recently saw someone made eggs Benedict on fried green tomatoes… that seems like another awesome option.

  16. Kitchen Belleicious says:

    one of my favorite words- Chipotle. I use it in any and everything! These eggs look amazing!!!!

  17. The Duo Dishes says:

    Yum yum yum. Can we add a crab cake on there? That’s the new fave way we’ve had eggs benedict.

  18. baker street says:

    Now that’s my kinda breakfast! It looks fantastic!!

  19. shane says:

    i want this now!

  20. Daisy says:

    I agree with all those 5 rules!!! this EB is spot on and could totalllly be served in a restaurant. with a bloody mary.

  21. Shannon says:

    this sounds like a totally killer eggs benedict!! yum.

  22. OliePants says:

    Breakfast doesn’t quite satisfy me without eggs and eggs benedict are an anytime of the day kinda dish for me. This looks fantastic!!!

  23. lena says:

    i’ve never tried making hollandaise sauce at home. Sues, not only you’re hungry, you’re making me hungry too! i love your colourful whisks!

  24. natalie@thesweetslife says:

    definitely agree that avocado makes everything better!

  25. sharon says:

    I know a guy who would think he’s died and gone to heaven if he could have this for his Sunday breakfast! As usual, your photos are mouthwatering and magnificent!!

  26. AllieBeau says:

    That looks AMAZING. Chipotle hollandaise is right up my alley.
    My most-favorite eggs benny combo is actually at Lucky’s in Boston (and in my house somewhat regularly) sub sourdough toast, sub prosciutto, add thick sliced, lightly grilled beefsteak tomato. NOM.

  27. Victoria says:

    You had me at Hollandaise. Seriously, eggs Beni is my all time favorite breakfast food. And I’m with you, it’s not always about the ham. I actually prefer other filling choices (avocado is one of my favorites too), as well as other non-English muffin options for the base. These biscuits are out of this world! The Hollandaise turned out perfectly as well. Bravo!

  28. sarah k. @ the pajama chef says:

    this looks perfect…even though i’m a fan of english muffin > biscuit. but that’s how my favorite local place does it!

  29. Tania says:

    this looks amazing! Just the biscuits seem like they would be delish…

  30. Sharon says:

    Next time you’re in Newport, RI for brunch… I highly recommend Diego*s, which is a cafe right on Bowen’s Wharf in the main downtown drag. My friends happen to own the place, however…I cannot say enough about the Mexican inspired Eggs Benedict I had there. Enjoy! SMC (Beth’s nerdy work friend who has a secret blog following crush on you! We have to meet soon!)

  31. Sues says:

    @Sharon- Aw thanks!! We definitely need to meet soon! And I’m going to Newport for a wedding next month… But don’t know if I’ll have time for brunch amongst all the wedding activities. I’m definitely going to try, though, because this sounds awesome!!

  32. Melissa says:

    Hi! This dish could serve as my last meal on the planet…seriously!

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