Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  227
  • Protein  17 g
  • Carbohydrates  15 g
  • Fat  11 g
  • Cholesterol  237 mg
  • Sodium  225 mg
  • Potassium  275 mg
  • Phosphorus  195 mg
  • Calcium  41 mg
  • Fiber  1.3 g

Chorizo and Egg Tortilla

Chorizo is a traditional Spanish sausage with many variations of spices, and chili pepper is always included. Elaine from Arizona put her culinary skills to work and created the kidney-friendly recipe, Chorizo and Egg Tortilla.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Elaine from Arizona.

Portions: 1     Serving size: 1/3 cup meat with one egg


  • 1/3 cup chorizo
  • 1 egg
  • 1 flour tortilla, 6" size


  1. Cook 1/3-cup portion Easy Chorizo in a skillet on stove top, chopping meat into fine crumbles with a spatula.
  2. Drain excess fat and water, if needed. Once meat is thoroughly cooked, add 1 egg or 1/4-cup cholesterol-free egg product, stirring to combine as eggs are cooking.
  3. Serve in a flour tortilla.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1 starch

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Use the Easy Chorizo recipe on to make yo9ur own lower sodium chorizo.
  • Use 1/4-cup liquid low-cholesterol egg substitute instead of egg if desired.
  • Cook entire recipe at once, if desired, and freeze for later use. This is a quick and delicious way to increase protein intake at breakfast.

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Chorizo and Egg Tortilla

yomann65 says:


I love to make this for breakfast on Saturdays.

Dec. 06, 2013, 2:22 PM - Inappropriate review?

Chorizo and Egg Tortilla

Tranlus says:


Thanks for sharing a good recipe . I'll do it for my breakfast next week

Dec. 02, 2013, 1:55 PM - Inappropriate review?

Chorizo and Egg Tortilla

Josh says:


I loved this recipe!

Apr. 11, 2009, 2:23 PM - Inappropriate review?

Chorizo and Egg Tortilla



love this recipe everyone in our family enjoys it

Apr. 08, 2009, 5:08 PM - Inappropriate review?

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