Breakfast Tacos

My crave-worthy Breakfast Tacos recipe is a flavor fiesta! 🌮🍳 Sizzle up eggs on cheesy tortillas under a broiler, top with zesty salsa made from roasted tomatoes and jalapeños. Quick, easy, and perfect for a delicious morning kickstart!
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Hey everyone, I’ve got something special brewing in the kitchen today—my ultimate Breakfast Tacos recipe. Whether you’re a breakfast lover like me or just looking for a tasty twist on tacos, you’re in for a treat. Picture this: juicy tomatoes, spicy jalapeños, and eggs that’ll make you forget cereal ever existed. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s about to become your new go-to morning ritual. Ready to dive in and spice up your breakfast game? Let’s do this!

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What you’ll need to make Breakfast Tacos

Serves: 4

  • 8 oz. (225g) tomatoes, quartered
  • 4 tbsp. jalapeños, drained
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • sea salt
  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • 6 oz. (170g) cheddar cheese, grated
  • 8 large eggs
  • 4 tbsp. cilantro
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 4 sliced cooked bacon, chopped

Let’s dive into what makes my Breakfast Tacos so irresistible: juicy tomatoes and spicy jalapeños, roasted until they’re bursting with flavor. Picture them mingling on warm corn tortillas, topped generously with melted cheddar cheese that’s gooey perfection. And let’s not forget the star of the show—fried eggs, with yolks that spill out in every bite. To amp up the freshness, a salsa made with fresh cilantro, tangy lime juice, and a pinch of sea salt ties everything together. Plus, a sprinkle of crispy bacon adds that extra crunch you crave. These Breakfast Tacos are everything you need to start your day with a smile!

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What you’ll need to do

Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 10 mins

Let’s whip up some awesome Breakfast Tacos together!

1| Start by adjusting your oven racks—one about 6 inches (15 cm) from the broiler and another a bit lower, around 12 inches (30 cm). Crank up that broiler to heat things up.

2| Grab a big baking sheet and toss your tomatoes and jalapeños with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt. Slide them under the broiler on the top rack. Let them roast until they’re tender and have those delicious charred bits, usually about 8-10 minutes. Once they’re done, toss them into a blender.

3| While those veggies are getting all tasty, line up your corn tortillas on another baking sheet. Sprinkle about 1/4 cup of cheese on each tortilla, making sure to leave a little space in the middle.

4| In a skillet with a bit more oil, fry up your eggs until they’re almost set. Carefully transfer one egg onto each cheesy tortilla. Pop the baking sheet onto the middle rack under the broiler for about 2-3 minutes, just until the cheese is all melty and the eggs are cooked through.

5| Now, it’s time to blend up a storm! Add cilantro, lime juice, and a pinch of salt to your roasted veggies in the blender. Blend it until it’s smooth and salsa-tastic.

6| Spoon that flavorful salsa over your tacos and sprinkle on some of that crispy chopped bacon.

Voilà! Your Breakfast Tacos are ready to devour. Enjoy every bite!

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Some possible substitution and improvisation ideas for the recipe

Here are some substitution and improvisation ideas for your Breakfast Tacos recipe:

Vegetarian Option:

  • Substitute bacon with vegetarian bacon bits or omit it altogether.
  • Use scrambled tofu or seasoned black beans instead of eggs for a plant-based protein option.

Cheese Variations:

  • Try different types of cheese like pepper jack, mozzarella, or feta for unique flavor profiles.
  • Use dairy-free cheese for a lactose-free or vegan option.

Salsa Varieties:

  • Experiment with different salsas such as mango salsa, pineapple salsa, or roasted red pepper salsa for a fruity or smoky twist.
  • Make a pico de gallo with diced tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and lime juice for a fresh alternative.

Tortilla Choices:

  • Opt for flour tortillas instead of corn tortillas for a softer texture.
  • Use whole wheat or low-carb tortillas for a healthier option.

Additional Toppings:

  • Add sliced avocado or guacamole for extra creaminess and healthy fats.
  • Include diced bell peppers, onions, or mushrooms sautéed with the eggs for added flavor and nutrition.

Spice Levels:

  • Adjust the amount of jalapeños or choose mild or spicy versions based on your preference for heat.
  • Add a dash of hot sauce or sprinkle of chili flakes for an extra kick.

Herb Substitutions:

  • Substitute cilantro with parsley or basil if preferred.
  • Use fresh oregano or thyme for a different herbal twist in the salsa.

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These ideas offer flexibility to customize your Breakfast Tacos to suit dietary preferences, flavor preferences, or ingredient availability, making it easier to enjoy this dish in various ways!

Some useful tips for the recipe

Here are some useful tips to make your Breakfast Tacos recipe even better:

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1| Prep Ahead: Prepare the salsa and cook the bacon ahead of time to streamline the assembly process in the morning.

2| Warm Tortillas Properly: Heat the corn tortillas briefly on a skillet or in the oven before assembling to make them pliable and enhance their flavor.

3| Control Egg Doneness: Fry the eggs to your desired doneness—whether you prefer runny yolks or fully cooked, adjust cooking time accordingly.

4| Customize Toppings: Set up a toppings bar with options like avocado slices, sour cream, or different salsas so everyone can personalize their tacos.

5| Balance Flavors: Adjust the amount of salt in the salsa to balance the flavors of the dish, ensuring it complements the savory elements like cheese and bacon.

6| Broiler Watch: Keep an eye on the tacos under the broiler to prevent them from burning. The cheese should be melted and bubbly, and the tortillas lightly toasted.

7| Serve Fresh: Breakfast Tacos are best enjoyed immediately after assembly to maintain their texture and flavors. Serve them hot and fresh for the best experience.

8| Variation Ideas: Experiment with different combinations of cheeses, add sautéed veggies like bell peppers or onions, or try alternative proteins like sausage or ham for variety.

These tips will help you achieve delicious and satisfying Breakfast Tacos every time, tailored to your preferences and cooking style.

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Some serving suggestions

Here are some serving options and accompaniments that pair well with Breakfast Tacos:

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Fresh Fruit: Serve alongside a bowl of fresh seasonal fruit like sliced strawberries, pineapple chunks, or mixed berries for a refreshing contrast.

Side Salad: Add a side salad with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, and a light vinaigrette dressing for a boost of freshness and extra nutrients.

Mexican Rice: Serve with a side of Mexican rice seasoned with cilantro and lime juice for a complete meal with traditional flavors.

Refried Beans: Include a scoop of refried beans or black beans seasoned with cumin and garlic as a hearty and protein-rich side dish.

Salsa and Guacamole: Offer a variety of salsas, including mild and spicy options, along with homemade guacamole for dipping or topping the tacos.

Corn Chips: Serve with a side of crispy corn chips or tortilla chips for added crunch and a fun, casual dining experience.

Hot Sauce: Provide a selection of hot sauces or chili sauces for those who enjoy an extra kick of heat with their tacos.

Fresh Herbs: Garnish with additional chopped cilantro or parsley for a burst of freshness and vibrant color.

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These serving options complement the flavors of the Breakfast Tacos while offering variety and additional textures to enhance the dining experience.

Some storage suggestions

To maintain the freshness and quality of your Breakfast Tacos for later enjoyment, here are some storage suggestions:

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1| Refrigeration: Store leftover assembled tacos in an airtight container or tightly wrapped in foil or plastic wrap. Place them in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.

2| Separate Components: If storing components separately, keep the cooked eggs, cheese, salsa, and tortillas in separate containers. Assemble the tacos just before serving to maintain optimal texture.

3| Freezing: While tacos are best enjoyed fresh, you can freeze some components separately. Cooked eggs and salsa can be frozen in airtight containers for up to 1-2 months. Tortillas can also be frozen in a freezer bag with layers of parchment paper in between to prevent sticking.

4| Reheating: To reheat refrigerated tacos, warm them in a microwave for about 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Alternatively, heat them in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 10-15 minutes, or until warmed to your liking.

5| Fresh Additions: For a fresh touch, add toppings like fresh avocado slices, diced tomatoes, or a squeeze of lime juice just before serving to enhance flavors and textures.

By following these storage suggestions, you can enjoy your Breakfast Tacos even after the initial preparation, making them a convenient option for busy mornings or meal prepping ahead of time.

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And that’s a wrap on these Breakfast Tacos! I hope you enjoyed cooking them up as much as I enjoyed sharing this recipe with you. Remember, breakfast should always be a celebration of flavors and a chance to start your day right. So next time you’re craving something delicious, whip up these tacos, add your favorite toppings, and savor every bite. Thanks for joining me on this tasty adventure. Until next time, happy munching! 🌮😋

Breakfast Tacos

Get ready for Breakfast Tacos that pack a punch! 🌶️🍳 Cheesy tortillas loaded with broiler-crisped eggs, topped with a fresh blend of cilantro-lime salsa from roasted tomatoes and jalapeños. It’s breakfast done right, with a zing!

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 10 mins Total Time 20 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 4 Estimated Cost: 10 Calories: 533

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Step 1:

    Arrange one oven rack 6” (15cm) from broiler and another below that, about 12” (30cm) from broiler. Heat the broiler.

  2. Step 2:

    On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss the tomatoes and jalapeños with the olive oil and pinch of sea salt. Broil on top rack until tender and charred in spots, around 8-10 minutes. Transfer to blender.

  3. Step 3:

    Meanwhile, place the corn tortillas on a second rimmed baking sheet. Top each tortilla with 1⁄4 cup of cheese, leaving a slight well in the center.

  4. Step 4:

    Add a little extra oil to a skillet and fry the eggs until almost done then add an egg on top of each tortilla. Place the baking sheet under the broiler on the middle rack until done, around 2-3 minutes.

  5. Step 5:

    Now add the cilantro, lime juice and 1⁄4 teaspoon of salt to the vegetables in the blender and puree until smooth. Serve the salsa on top of the tacos and add some of the chopped bacon.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 533kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g51%
Total Carbohydrate 30g10%
Dietary Fiber 6g24%
Protein 29g58%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I make these tacos ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the individual components ahead of time. Store the cooked eggs, cheese, salsa, and tortillas separately in the refrigerator. Assemble the tacos just before serving for the best texture and flavor.

Can I use flour tortillas instead of corn tortillas?

Definitely! Flour tortillas work just as well and offer a different texture. Feel free to use your favorite type of tortilla.

How can I make these tacos vegetarian?

Simply omit the bacon or substitute it with vegetarian bacon bits or another plant-based protein like black beans or scrambled tofu.

What other toppings can I add to these tacos?

Get creative with your toppings! Avocado slices, sour cream, hot sauce, diced onions, or additional fresh herbs like parsley or basil all make great additions.

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