What Cookbook Author Jackie Alpers Eats in a Day

by gabimaudiere | April 20, 2020 | Food & Drink, Meet the Author

Breakfast: Chorizo, Egg, and Cheese Taco

I ate this as a makeshift breakfast every day for weeks while writing Taste of Tucson!

The fat from the chorizo makes the egg really crispy and adds a lot of flavor without too many extra calories. I fry up a batch of chorizo in advance and store it in the fridge, where it becomes solid until I scoop it out and heat it up. You can store prepared chorizo for up to a week in the refrigerator.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon prepared Mexican chorizo
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 corn tortilla
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons shredded Mexican-blend cheese

Warm the chorizo in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat until smoking. Crack the egg on top and fry until done to your liking, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Rinse out the pan, leaving about 1/2 teaspoon of water in it. Return the pan to medium heat. Add the tortilla and warm for 30 seconds on each side. Top with the cheese and add the egg/chorizo. Heat until the cheese melts, about 30 more seconds. Fold over and eat like a taco. 


Lunch: Chiltepin Salsa and Chips

Lunch is pretty simple. My breakfast tacos usually keep me pretty full during the day, so I typically opt for more of a snack-ing lunch. This is my favorite salsa recipe that you can whip up in less than five minutes. Check out my easy and quick tutorial HERE!

Happy Hour: Chelada Beer Cocktail

No perfect day of eating would be complete without a happy hour. This super-refreshing citrus beer cocktail is served in a chile and salt–rimmed glass over ice. It’s kinda like a beer margarita. I love it because it’s a big drink that lasts a long time and it has considerably less sugar and calories than a margarita. Check out the recipe HERE!

Dinner: Ground Beef Patty Tacos

If you’re vegetarian, this works great with Beyond Burgers as well! This is a go-to, staple dinner recipe. Packed with flavor, and super simple, these ground beef patty tacos never disappoint! 

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