Breakfast San Diego style

  • Preparation Time40 mins
  • Cooking Time4 mins
  • DifficultyMedium
4 sopes
For red chile sauce:
2 ancho and 2 guajillo chillies, stems and seeds removed, seeds reserved
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 tsp maple syrup
1 Tbsp adobo spice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
Pork adobada:
1 large piece pork steak (1 1/4cm thick with bone)
Red chilli sauce
.5kg Chorizo sausage
Fresh red salsa:
5 large tomatoes
2 jalapeno pepper
1 garlic clove
1 large onion
Olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 large portobello mushroom
Olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 large tomato
Olive oil
Mexican Scallions:
3 Mexican scallions (like small spring onions)
Olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Mexican crema sauce:
125ml Mexican crema
Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, plus 4 Tbsp sauce
5 large eggs
1 Tbsp milk
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Adobo spice
125g grated cheddar cheese of choice
Coriander leaves, for garnish
Avocado slices, for garnish
Diced tomato, for garnish
cook's note: all grilling is done over medium-high heat.


Heat about 2.5cm of oil in a saucepan, on the grill, to 190 degrees C.

Fry each sope in the oil until slightly crispy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove to paper towels and set aside.

For the red chile sauce:

Heat a skillet on the griddle and add the chiles. Press down on the chillies for about 20 seconds on each side to release the flavors. Remove the chillies and put them in a small saucepan with enough water to cover the chillies. Bring to a boil, then remove from the heat and let cool for 10 minutes.

In a blender, add the chillies, garlic, maple syrup, adobo spice and salt and pepper, to taste. Pour in about 375ml of the chilli soaking liquid and pulse to combine. taste and adjust seasonings (add some of the seeds for more heat, if desired). Add the 1/2 tablespoon of vegetable oil to a skillet and pour in the chile mixture. Simmer for 10 minutes to reduce and thicken.

For the pork adobada:
Put the pork steak to a large bowl, add the chilli sauce and let marinate for 1 and up to 2 hours. Transfer the steak to the griddle and cook to desired doneness, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Remove to a cutting board and thinly slice. Reserve.

For the sausage:
On the stove, bring a medium sauce pot of water to a boil over medium heat.
Add the sausage and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from the water and put directly on griddle. Cook until lightly brown on all sides, approximately 5 minutes. Remove to a cutting board and slice. Reserve.

For the salsa:

Heat the tomatoes, jalapenos and garlic in a skillet on the grill until browned and soft. Remove to a blender, add salt, to taste, and pulse to blend. May add more peppers depending on your spice level.

For the onions:

Cut the onion into thick slices so that they don't fall into the griddle. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook until browned and tender, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

For the mushroom:

Wipe the mushroom clean and remove the stem. Brush it with olive oil and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper. Griddle until tender, about 5 minutes on each side. Remove to a cutting board and cut into slices.

For the tomatoes:

Rub the tomato with olive oil. Cook the whole tomato until tender and the skin begins to fall off, but not mushy, about 3 to 4 minutes.

For the spring onions:
Rub the spring onions with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes

For the crema sauce:

Put the crema into a small bowl and add 1/2 to 1 cutletped chipotle pepper and 4 tablespoons of the tinned sauce. Sprinkle with salt, to taste, and stir until well combined. Add more pepper to create more spice, if desired.

For the eggs: In a medium bowl, whisk together 4 of the eggs and the milk. season with salt and pepper. Divide the mixture between 2 cast iron skillets that are coated with oil and heated on the grill. (1 for plain scrambled eggs and cheese; the other for the eggs plus the chorizo sausage and cheese.) Sprinkle the eggs with 1/2 teaspoon adobo spice. Add a handful of the cooked chorizo sausage and grated cheese to 1 of the skillets. Stir the eggs until desired doneness. Cook the remaining, egg sunny side up, to desired doneness in third skillet that has been coated with oil.


Put eggs, scrambled or sunny side up, on top of the sopes on individual serving plates. Put the grilled vegetables, for the vegetarian dish, on another plate. Arrange the pork steak slices and the remaining sausages on the side.

Garnish with the red salsa, spring onions, fresh coriander seeds, avocado slices, mexican crema sauce, and diced tomato.

and....don't forget to make your cocktail!!!

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