Vegetarian Chorizo* Egg White Bites made with soy chorizo, in the Instant Pot or pressure cooker

Chorizo* Egg White Bites

A few years ago I was traveling through the Atlanta airport and needed to stop for breakfast. The Atlanta airport has a ton of food options, but my go to is usually a chicken biscuit from Chick-Fil-A. Unfortunately, the line on this day was INSANE. So I popped over to Starbucks, whose line was just as long but seemed to be moving a bit more quickly. I got the Egg White & Roasted Red Pepper Sous Vide Egg Bites and I honestly had pretty low expectations, but they blew my mind! I had to figure out how to make them at home, but unfortunately I do not have a sous vide. Maybe that will be added to my kitchen wishlist though.

In the meantime, I found this silicone mold that fits perfectly in my pressure cooker. Blending the eggs, egg whites and cottage cheese may sound strange, but it keeps everything soft and fluffy trust me. Then you can add whatever fillings you like. Of course I went the Tex Mex route because, well, its me! I used the Soy Chorizo from Trader Joe’s and it is so good! All the flavor of chorizo, but plant based so its not super greasy. This makes preparing the filling super easy since you don’t have to worry about draining any fat before adding it to the silicone mold.

These would be great for a meal-prepped breakfast, brinner or brunch table! If you make them ahead of time, just pop them in the microwave for about 30 seconds to 1 minute to warm them back up. And of course, add hot sauce *wink*

If you are looking for a pressure cooker or the silicone egg bite mold, here you go!


Soy-Rizo Egg White Bites

Makes 7 Egg Bites

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup cooked soy chorizo
  • 1/4 diced onion
  • Olive oil

Steps:

  1. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute onions and soy chorizo until the onions are softened.
  2. Add about 1 tbsp of chorizo+onion mix into each egg cup.
  3. Add eggs, egg whites and cottage cheese into a blender. Blend until smooth.
  4. Fold cheddar cheese into egg mixture.
  5. Pour egg+cheese mixture over the cooled chorizo mixture in the egg cup tray.
  6. Add about a cup of water to the pressure cooker, and then place the wire rack into the pot. Carefully lower the filled egg cup tray into the pot and secure the lid.
  7. Cook on High pressure for 10 minutes, or use the “Steam” setting for 10 minutes.
  8. Release the pressure manually and remove the tray from the pot.
  9. Let the egg cups cool from removing from the tray. Enjoy!!

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