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Easy Breakfast Tacos with Eggs & Chorizo

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Breakfast tacos are here to make your morning shine! Soft and cheesy scrambled egg, smoky chorizo and crispy onions all folded into a soft tortilla.

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I love making fancy breakfasts. Normally when I’m meal planning I’ll focus on dinner recipes but every now and then I’m in the mood to make something really special for breakfast.

Whether it’s a big pan of chorizo shakshuka or a quinoa breakfast bowl I don’t like to do my breakfast by halves, especially when they’re just begging to be tucked into on a Saturday morning with a cup of coffee in front of the TV.

These breakfast tacos are the ultimate Saturday morning breakfast!

Overhead shot of breakfast tacos on a blue background

I am so in love with these tacos. I think they’re one of the best breakfasts I’ve had in a while.

At the weekends Will and I always make something a bit special for breakfast. Or we go out if we’re feeling like something extra.

Even if it’s just a bacon sandwich and a cup of tea it’s one of my favourite weekend traditions and gets the weekend off to an excellent start.

Eggs in a bowl for breakfast tacos

Chorizo frying for breakfast tacos

When I’m meal planning I like to slot in one or two special breakfast recipes and this was one I planned as a surprise for Will because I knew that he’d love it.

Also, if I’m honest, Will is normally the one making us breakfast at the weekends while I laze around in bed. I am very lucky!

So I thought I’d make these breakfast tacos as a treat one Sunday and they were a huge hit.

Overhead shot of ingredients for breakfast tacos

So these tacos start off with a scoop of cheesy scrambled egg with chorizo stirred through it and then they’re topped with a squeeze of fresh lime, some crispy onions, coriander (cilantro) leaves and hot sauce for dayssss.

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO MAKE THESE BREAKFAST TACOS:

  • Chorizo – I used cubed chorizo which worked really well stirred through the eggs
  • Onion – Thinly sliced for frying
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Eggs
  • Cheddar
  • Small Tortillas – I like the Mission ones
  • Coriander (Cilantro)
  • Lime Wedges
  • Hot Sauce – Cholula chipotle hot sauce has my heart always and forever

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Crispy fried onions for breakfast tacos

I think my favourite thing about these tacos has to be the crispy fried onions on top. The cheesy eggs and chorizo are amazing but they’re both set off by that crunch and sweetness from the onions.

When I had the idea to add the onions I thought frying them would be too much of a faff in the morning but it was actually completely fine.

I put the oil on to heat and quickly sliced the onion then fried in batches before removing to a paper towel lined plate.

Breakfast taco with eggs in a blue background with a lime wedge

After frying the onion everything else comes together super quickly. Fry the chorizo in a drop of oil until starting to get crispy.

Then the eggs need a quick whisk and a glug of milk before softly scrambling over a medium heat.

Mixed with grated cheddar and the chorizo they have the most delicious flavour. I then simply toasted my tortillas on the gas hob (not strictly necessary but, well, pretty necessary) and topped each with a scoop of eggs and all my toppings!

Breakfast taco on a blue background with lime wedges

Overhead shot of breakfast tacos with lime wedges and crispy onions on a blue background

HOW TO MAKE BREAKFAST TACOS (STEP BY STEP):

  1. Heat 5cm of oil in a small saucepan until a piece of onion dropped into it starts to bubble and fry. Fry the onion slices in batches until crispy. Set aside.
  2. Fry the chorizo until the fat is rendered the set aside.
  3. Whisk the eggs with the milk then heat a tablespoon of oil and gently scramble the eggs. Add the chorizo and cheese.
  4. Serve tortillas topped with eggs, crispy onion and toppings.

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Breakfast tacos on a blue backround

Breakfast tacos on a blue background with lime

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WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS YOU’VE GOT ONCE YOU’VE MADE THESE EASY BREAKFAST TACOS WITH EGGS & CHORIZO?

If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!

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Breakfast tacos on a blue background with lime
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Easy Breakfast Tacos with Eggs and Chorizo

Breakfast tacos are here to make your morning shine! Soft and cheesy scrambled egg, smoky chorizo and crispy onions all folded into a soft tortilla.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword brunch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 tacos
Calories 318 kcal
Author Amy

Ingredients

  • 150 g Chorizo cubed
  • 1 Onion finely sliced
  • Vegetable Oil for frying
  • 6 Eggs beaten
  • 50 ml Milk
  • 60 g Cheddar grated
  • 6 Small Tortillas charred over the hob if desired
  • Coriander (Cilantro) to serve
  • Lime Wedges to serve
  • Hot Sauce to serve

Instructions

  1. Heat 5cm of oil in a small saucepan and fry the onion in batches until crispy, set aside on a paper towel lined plate.

  2. Fry the chorizo until the fat is rendered. Remove from heat and place in a bowl.

  3. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in the pot. Whisk the eggs and milk together and add to the pot. Scramble until soft and creamy then remove from the heat. Add the cheese and chorizo and fold in.

  4. Serve tortillas with eggs and topped with crispy onions, coriander, limes and hot sauce.

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Breakfast Tacos with Eggs and Chorizo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 196mg 65%
Sodium 643mg 27%
Potassium 254mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 6.9%
Vitamin C 1.6%
Calcium 14.5%
Iron 12.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Emily
    03/07/2018 at 10:29 PM

    Tacos for breakfast are a great way to start the day! I love the addition of chorizo!

    • Reply
      Amy
      04/07/2018 at 2:15 PM

      Thanks Emily!

  • Reply
    Sherri
    03/07/2018 at 10:32 PM

    I LOVE breakfast tacos! Love the idea of using chorizo! Definitely need to give these a try! And with lots of hot sauce! 😉

    • Reply
      Amy
      04/07/2018 at 2:15 PM

      Definitely need lots of hot sauce! Thanks Sherri 🙂

  • Reply
    camila
    03/07/2018 at 11:18 PM

    those tacos look amazing from over here!! Wish I could have one right now!! The tortilla has the perfect char!!

    • Reply
      Amy
      04/07/2018 at 2:15 PM

      Thank you 🙂

  • Reply
    Tisha
    04/07/2018 at 12:28 AM

    My mouth is watering! Those breakfast tacos look fab!

    • Reply
      Amy
      04/07/2018 at 2:15 PM

      Thanks Tisha!

  • Reply
    Meredith
    04/07/2018 at 1:07 AM

    Oh wow – I have never thought of making breakfast tacos… brings “taco Tuesday” to a whole new level. Seriously, these look so delicious, I can’t wait to try them!

    • Reply
      Amy
      04/07/2018 at 2:15 PM

      You need to try it! Thanks so much Meredith 🙂

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