Breakfast Tacos are easy to make and are ready in about 30 minutes. Customize them with whatever toppings you like to make the ultimate taco for breakfast!
Any Mexican inspired breakfast dish is my JAM, so you know I was excited to whip together some breakfast tacos. These are seriously delicious and I am debating eating them for all 3 meals for the foreseeable future.
These breakfast tacos are easy to make and really come together in about 30 minutes. There are a few different components that go into them, so it'll be a bit of multitasking in the kitchen to ensure your taco ingredients are hot and ready to serve at the same time.
Also, these are a good option when feeding a crowd because:
- Who doesn't love tacos
- They are yummy
- They are fun to eat
- They are super customizable. As in- you can make all the components of this dish, set them out on a table, and then let your friends make their own with all the fixings that they love.
What you need to make Breakfast Tacos
You can really get creative here and customize your breakfast tacos any way you like! If you don't like bacon or cheese, don't use them! What to add other veggies? Go ahead!
- Tortillas: Either corn or flour- totally your preference!
- Eggs: I used scrambled in this recipe, but you can also fry them (you just wouldn't use the milk that the recipe calls for).
- Beans: I make my own beans that are sort of like refried beans using black beans, you could buy canned refried beans to make your life easier. If refried beans aren't your jam you can just cook beans how you normally would.
- Bacon: I like bacon (if you can't tell), but feel free to use sausage/chorizo or no meat if that's your thing.
- Cheese: I used a shredded Mexican blend, but you could use cheddar or colby jack. Queso blanco and cotija cheese are both good options to sprinkle on top of your tacos as well.
- Avocado: Either sliced avocado or even guacamole would be yummy.
- Salsa: I just used store-bought salsa.
- Optional toppings: Chopped fresh cilantro, sour cream, or diced jalapeños would also be good!
How to make Breakfast Tacos
- Fry the bacon- I do this first because the crumbled bacon doesn't need to stay warm necessarily.
- Make the beans - use 1 burner to get your beans going (or heating up store-bought beans, whatever floats your boat)
- Scramble the eggs- Then on another burner, scramble (or fry) the eggs!!
- Prep any other topping you want! - think slice avocado, crumble more cheese, chopping cilantro or jalapeños.
- Warm your tortillas- I do mine in a skillet, but I explain other options in the recipe.
- Assemble and ENJOY! Load up the tortillas with beans, eggs and your desired toppings and enjoy while they are nice and warm!
Other recipes to try!
- 6-7 slices of bacon
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- ½ tablespoon butter
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 8 large eggs
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup shredded cheese (optional)
- sliced avocado
- 8 corn or flour tortillas
- Pan-fry the bacon until crispy. Set aside on a paper towel to drain and then crumble when cooled.
- Make the beans: In a small pot, melt the butter and oil over medium heat until hot. Add in the minced garlic and let cook for about a minute (don't let it burn). Add in the beans and cook for about 5-7 minutes until they are heated all the way through. I like to mash them a little with my spatula to make them more like "refried beans". Add in the salt. If they overheat and get too dry, just mix in a tablespoon of water.
- While the beans are cooking, make the eggs: whisk the eggs and milk together in a bowl (add in a dash of salt and pepper). Scrambled in a non-stick fry pan over medium-low heat until cooked through. You could also fry the eggs if you prefer that! If you are using cheese, you can mix it in with your eggs at the very end so it melts and gets nice and gooey. If you prefer, sprinkle the cheese on top of your tacos while you assemble them
- The step before assembling is heating the tortillas- you have a few options here. If you have a gas stovetop, you can place the tortilla right over the small flame for a few seconds until they char a little and flip. You can heat them up in a fry-pan/cast iron skillet. You could also just cover them in a wet paper towel and microwave them for about 15-30 seconds.
- Assemble your tacos! Take your tortilla and fill with a generous amount of scrambled egg, beans, crumbled bacon, salsa, avocado, and anything else you like on tacos!