Breakfast Tacos


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This post has been a looooooong time coming. I feel like there have been a BAJILLION pictures of breakfast tacos on My Everyday Life series but like a jerk, I’ve never shared with you what I put in my Breakfast Tacos. My sincerest apologies for my occasional jerk ways. Somehow I carry the jerk gene. I think it skipped a few generations…

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If I have time to make eggs in the morning then I’m almost guaranteed to have a good day. But now that I think about it, this recipe takes less than 10 minutes to whip up and WHY DON’T I MAKE TIME FOR THIS EVERYDAY? Oh, cuz I value sleep and I have an almost 5 year old. These things, I forget.

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The best part of these tacos is that they are super easy to improvise & riff off of. Sometimes I add soyrizo. Sometimes there’s no avocado (BLASPHEMOUS, I know). Sometimes there’s no EGG! (ummm who needs to do some shopping?!) Occasionally it’s just hot sauce & cheese. The point is…TACOS FOR BREAKFAST.

And we’re off! These are the key ingredients I use for my Breakfast Tacos.

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The key to the scrambled eggs is Chipotle Tabasco Sauce. It adds a bit of smokiness to the eggs that regular hot sauce doesn’t.

I blame this hot sauce on my Chipotle addiction.

I’ll tell you about that someday when we’re out drinking…and eating Chipotle burrito bowls. I know the guac is extra. GEEZ.

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A few dashes and most of the chopped green onions and we’re off to flavor nation.

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So here’s what I do. I get two burners going. One for my eggs which I cook in a buttered skillet.

The other burner is for tortilla charring. Make sure you don’t get distracted while doing this.

PAY ATTENTION, Tracy and whoever is reading this line right now.

If you don’t have a gas burner, use a candle. Just kidding DON’T do that. It would take forever…and only do it if it’s taco scented…which it’s not… but anyways don’t. You can fry up a tortilla in some oil in a skillet if you’d like.

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1-2 minutes per side for this charring action. Wrap the charred tortillas up in a dish towel and finish cooking your eggs.

This whole process takes around 5 minutes. Easy.

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Now we get our assembly ON!

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Eggs get spooned onto the tortillas. Cheese goes on top. You could put cheese IN the eggs at the last minute when you’re about to take them off the stove or you could put cheese down before the eggs to melt them. Either way, CHEESE.

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Green onions & chopped cilantro enter the party.

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Throw some sliced avocado in there. Add a few more dashes of Chipotle Tabasco and…

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BOOM. Breakfast tacos. Around these parts, they’re kind breakfast/lunch/dinner tacos. We have taco pride.

Breakfast Tacos

makes 4 tacos

  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 green onion, chopped (including both white & green parts)
  • 5-6 dashes Chipotle Tabasco, plus more for garnish
  • salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup shredded white cheddar
  • 1/2 medium avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped

Charring tortillas:

Heat tortillas one by one over an open flame. If doing it over a gas burner, turn the flame to medium-high heat. Cook tortillas 1-2 minutes per side, making sure to char the tortillas lightly. Be careful not to let them burn. When nicely charred, nestle tortillas in a cloth dish towel to keep warm.

Make scrambled eggs:

Crack eggs in a medium sized bowl and quickly break up egg yolks with a fork. Stir in half of the chopped green onions and season with salt & pepper.  Add butter to an 8 inch non-stick skillet over medium- high heat and melt. Add scrambled eggs and cook stirring occasionally until set.

Assemble the tacos:

Take a scoop of eggs and lay it down in the middle of the charred tortilla. Top with about 1-2 tablespoons shredded cheese and two thin slices avocado. Sprinkle tacos with cilantro & green onions and finish with 2-3 dashes Tabasco Chipotle. Serve immediately.

 

 

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  • August 21, 2013

    WANT! Never had taco’s for breakfast. But not for long..

  • August 21, 2013

    My wife and I make these frequently. Have you tried rolling them up and pouring salsa over them? It’s delicious. Maybe we will post our version and compare notes. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • August 21, 2013

    You have be drooling a little looking at those tacos! I’m so hungry, I think I have to go whip some up right now

  • August 21, 2013

    I rarely eat breakfast, bad, I know. But this makes me want to run and make it! And not just roll with coffee! :)

  • August 21, 2013

    I could have delicious breakfast tacos like this for breakfast, everyday!

  • August 21, 2013

    Crushing it. I want to eat these like nobody’s business. You are en fuego.

  • August 21, 2013

    Looks so scrumptious!!

  • That is so simple and so so perfect. Got to get me some chipotle tabasco.

  • August 21, 2013

    Um..YUM! I love breakfast tacos and could eat them at any point in the day! These look killer!

  • First these look amazing and delicious, second I love your writing. Can you develop and patent a taco-scented candle please?

    http://www.fullbellywornsoles.com

  • August 21, 2013

    I need these…now.

  • August 21, 2013

    AT LAST!!!! I’ve been looking at those tacos for a while and was so eager for the recipe!!!!!Thank you so much for sharing it with us!!!!

  • Tacofy!!! Yes! I’m all for this! Everyday of my life!

  • Linnea
    August 21, 2013

    Breakfast tacos are the key to happiness. I’ve had them almost every morning for the last three years and life has never been better. :-) (And I’ll have to give your chipotle tabasco a shot!)

  • August 21, 2013

    Making these in 3, 2, 1….

  • August 21, 2013

    These look amazing, yum!

  • August 21, 2013

    Yum! These look absolutely delicious!! I must make these for breakfast soon, my boyfriend would love them.

  • August 21, 2013

    We used to make breakfast tacos all the time! Lately we’re taking it easy on carbs, but we basically have all the taco insides without the tortilla now. Avocado + egg + cheese + hot sauce = heaven!

  • August 21, 2013

    YES TO TACOS. Breakfast tacos are one of my favorite foods ever, hands down. I’ve never seen the chipotle Tabasco before, though! Tapatio is the standard at our house. :) I also wholeheartedly endorse the tortillas charred over the gas flame method.

  • August 21, 2013

    I love breakfasts like this – easy, but taste like you’re at a nice restaurant out to eat! I sometimes throw together eggs, avocado and salsa for a bfast burrito. Your tacos look WAY better. Can’t wait to give them a try…maybe tomorrow morning?!

  • I used to eat egg tacos with corn tortillas warmed up on my gas burner almost every day. They are fast, cheap, and easy. I tend to make any leftover into a taco. I love the pictures!

  • August 21, 2013

    Oh my, Mr. Mister & I have an addiction to things wrapped in a tortilla. Eggs, beans, or anything really. Breakfast tacos are a favorite. Now, to try that chipotle Tabasco sauce!

  • August 21, 2013

    Can I make those right now and call them “second lunch” tacos?

  • August 21, 2013

    I make breakfast chaquiles all the time. Breakfast burritos, natch. But never breakfast tacos. Why?! They look like clear winners. Yes please!!

  • August 21, 2013

    Crazy. I just went to the store today to buy ingredients for breakfast tacos (since I crave them every week after reading your blog) and then I see them featured on your blog this evening. They will definitely be on our table for breakfast tomorrow.

  • Janet Hale
    August 21, 2013

    Oh how I love breakfast tacos and oh how I hate the fact that I am without a gas stove. Anyways…..I make breakfast tacos way too often for my meat eating man but I just can’t quit as they are really that easy and taste scrumptious to boot. I have several variations on the process and wanted to share with you. I sometimes add refried beans to my egg tacos or skillet fried green beans or even skillet fried squash. If I need something heartier I crisp up a batch of TJ’s hash browns to add to the eggs. Anyway you get the picture. My sauce of choice has always been Cholula, I guess I will have to try your brand next time. Thanks for sharing, I love your posts.

  • August 21, 2013

    Why don’t you make this every day? So delicious looking. If only avocados didn’t cost a million dollars in Connecticut. I would be munching on one every day too.

  • fusilliamy
    August 21, 2013

    I’m sure there are many other reasons, but I want to visit California for their fresh and reasonably priced avocados. Look at how pretty that one is! I also really enjoy that close shot of the charred tortillas. This has midnight snack written all over it.

  • August 21, 2013

    Yes, you’re a jerk for not sharing. But you’ve more than made up for it now. :-) I would have to make this every day. When avocados are cheaper.

  • August 21, 2013

    You had me at SOYRIZO. LOVE.

  • August 21, 2013

    I use that chipotle Tabasco in a lot, it is sooooo very good.
    On a sad note, I pine after gas stoves…

  • August 22, 2013

    I just love the imagery of holding a tortilla over a jo malone candle…lol!

  • August 22, 2013

    Flavor nation! I like that town. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Tracy. Finally. Geeze… KIdding ;) Looks crazy good.
    Heidi xo

  • August 22, 2013

    Those look so good, I wish I was eating them right now!

  • These sound great! I love the idea of charring the tortillas over the burner.

  • August 27, 2013

    Looove your tacos — made them this morning! One thing I’ll say: The tortillas char faster than you’d expect! Also, I usually just throw the eggs in the pan, but stirring them beforehand makes for a super-fluffy scramble. Even fluffier if you add a bit of milk in the mix. In any case, thanks for the recipe! Love your blog — your writing style often cracks me up. Keep it up :)

  • August 27, 2013

    These breakfast tacos sound like a great way to start the day. Thanks for the recipe.

  • August 28, 2013

    I could seriously eat this for breakfast everyday. (and for lunch, and for dinner…)

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