Huevos con salchicha (hot dogs and eggs)

Huevos con salchicha is a simple and delicious breakfast that can be made in just 10 minutes, making it perfect for those busy mornings.

Serve with your favorite salsa and warm tortillas for an authentic Mexican breakfast experience.

Huevos con salchicha with refried beans on the side and salsa.

About the Recipe

The recipe is as simple as it sounds, it consists of scrambled hot dogs and eggs served for breakfast with various sides.

It can be found with other names too, such as salchichas con huevo, huevos revueltos con salchicha, or huevito con salchicha.

In Mexico, this recipe is a favorite and is pretty common to find it on the menu at any restaurant or local food markets all over the country.

Traditionally, salchichas con huevo is served with refried beans on the side, hot salsa (for grown-ups), and warm tortillas or bread. 

It can also be used to stuff gorditas, make a quick taco, or tortas (sandwiches).

A close-up on huevos con salchicha.
Look at those fluffy and moist scrambled eggs and hot dogs!

How To Know If Eggs Are Fresh

One of the most usual concerns, when we want to cook eggs, is freshness. Are they still good? Will I get sick if I eat eggs that have been in my refrigerator for more than a week?

So here is a quick test to know if your eggs are still good to be consumed:

  • Fill a large glass with cold water.
  • Gently, place an egg inside (carefully, you don’t want to accidentally crack it).
  • If the egg sinks to the bottom and lay on its side, it’s good to eat.
  • If the egg floats a little bit but still stands on the small end touching the bottom of the glass, it’s still good to eat.
  • If the egg floats to the surface is time to throw it away as it will be too old to eat.

Related: 4 Easy Ways to Tell if an Egg Has Gone Bad – By Southern Living.

Like many other Mexican children, I grew up eating huevos con salchicha for breakfast regularly.

My mother will just prepare it while I was getting ready for school and then serve it to me in two taquitos with a bit of ketchup on it. So, let me tell you how she made this recipe over and over again.

Huevos Con Salchicha Recipe

Slice the hot dogs into thick pieces. You can use any type of hot dog you prefer (pork, chicken, turkey, or even vegan hot dogs).

Sliced hot dogs (salchichas) on a cutting board.

Next, add two tablespoons of olive oil or any oil you prefer to a pan and heat over medium-low heat.

Add the hot dog pieces and cook until nicely browned on all sides.

Browned hot dog pieces in a pan with oil.

While hot dogs are browning, crack the eggs in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Beat the eggs until everything is nicely combined.

Eggs beaten in a bowl.

Pour the eggs over the hot dogs and let them sit, without stirring, for 15 seconds.

Eggs beaten and added to the browned hot dogs.

Now, stir gently folding over and lifting the eggs from the bottom so the eggs create some air bubbles and become fluffy.

Keep stirring gently until eggs are cooked to your liking.

A collage with two photos of the huevos con salchicha cooking process.

Adjust with salt and pepper to taste and serve as suggested below.

Serving suggestions

  • Frijoles refritos. Just like peanut butter and jelly, refried beans are the best accompaniment for huevos con salchicha.
  • Tortillas. Whether you decide to accompany corn tortillas or flour tortillas, you won’t go wrong with this decision.
  • Nopales salad. Make some quick tacos and top them with this delicious and healthy salad made of pickled cactus and vegetables.
  • Bread. A warm bolillo is also a favorite for pairing with hot dogs and eggs. Toasted bread is also perfect.
  • Salsa. Molcajete salsa is in my opinion the best salsa for breakfast, it is earthy, delicious, and easy to make.
  • Chilies. Pickled chilies are also very common to pair with this easy recipe, try it!
Huevos con salchicha served in a grey plate with refried beans and salsa on the side.

Variations

This simple recipe is delicious just the way it is, but to make it better, here are some variations you can try:

Cheesy. Add some grated cheese such as Oaxaca, Asadero, Mozzarella, or your favorite melty cheese to the mixture a few seconds before you turn off the heat. Mix well, cover, and allow the cheese to melt before serving.

Veggies. Dice some onions and chilies and sautéed them along with the hot dogs, it adds an extra texture and lots of flavors! Other veggies such as bell peppers, spring onions, and zucchini work too.

How To Store And Reheat

I always recommend making this recipe and eating it right away since it takes only a few minutes to prepare it.

But, in case you want to make a large batch and have your breakfast ready some days ahead, here are a few suggestions about storing and reheating:

  • Allow to cool down your huevos con salchicha, then transfer them to an airtight container. If you make a large batch, you can divide it into various containers.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • I don’t recommend freezing as it loses texture and flavor after thawing.
  • For reheating. Place salchichas con huevo mixture in a pan, add a splash of milk (just a little) and reheat over medium-high heat.

Other Mexican Breakfasts With Eggs

Did you know? – huevos con salchicha in English is translated to “hot dogs and eggs”.

Huevos con salchicha recipe.

Huevos con salchicha (hot dogs and eggs)

author Maricruz
This simple and delicious recipe is perfect for busy mornings. Serve with your regular coffee, tea, or orange juice, and enjoy this easy Mexican breakfast.
prep 5 minutes
cook 5 minutes
total 10 minutes
serving 4

Ingredients 

  • 8 large eggs
  • 4 bun-size hot dogs (sliced into thick bites)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Instructions
 

  • Add the oil to a pan and heat over medium-low heat.
  • Add the hot dog pieces and cook until nicely browned on all sides.
  • Crack the eggs into a bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  • Beat the eggs until everything is nicely combined.
  • Pour the eggs over the hot dogs and let them sit, without stirring, for 15 seconds.
  • Now, stir gently folding over and lifting the eggs from the bottom so the eggs create some air bubbles and become fluffy.
  • Keep stirring gently until eggs are cooked to your liking.
  • Adjust with salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Notes

How To Test Eggs Freshness:
  • Fill a large glass with cold water.
  • Gently, place an egg inside (carefully, you don’t want to accidentally crack it).
  • If the egg sinks to the bottom and lay on its side, it’s good to eat.
  • If the egg floats a little bit but still stands on the small end touching the bottom of the glass, it’s still good to eat.
  • If the egg floats to the surface is time to throw it away as it will be too old to eat.
Nutrition Information
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 392mg | Sodium: 1031mg | Potassium: 204mg | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 3mg
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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is what my mami used to prepare for breakfast for us when we were kids, thank you so much for bringing so many memories of my beloved mom.

  2. 5 stars
    Huevos con salchicha was one of my favorite breakfasts as a kid. Thank you for reminding me of this, can’t wait to try it!