August 04, 2014

Easy Breakfast Tacos

I notice that when it comes to Secret Recipe Club that I seem to gravitate towards breakfast often. I think that is because for the most part, I make my recipes on the weekend and in the morning is the easiest time for me to make a recipe, photograph, post, then eat :) This month I had the pleasure of looking for recipes to make from Nicole's blog Cookaholic Wife.
Easy Breakfast Taco #mexican #breakfast #eggs
Nicole has several recipes from Eating Well on her blog and the he recipe I chose to make was a simple, quick and easy recipe from Eating Well adapted to fit what I had at home on hand.  I had corn tortillas on hand because they are lower in carbs than flour tortillas and my life has been full of low carb lately.  While I have never been a fan of the corn ones, I decided if I wanted to make tacos in the future that I would go with corn for a lower carb count.  Turns out that the way I made this taco was pretty darn delicious and I wouldn't hesitate to use a corn tortilla again!

I also added a tablespoon of fat free refried beans to my taco just to up my protien a little more.  I didn't have any salsa on hand but I had fresh jalapeno, onion and tomato so I went with that instead of the salsa.
There are several cupcake recipes on Nicole's blog and while I would have loved to have made cupcakes this month, I knew I had better not.  I will have an opportunity for cupcake making in August when we have our Open House party so I decided to save cupcakes for next month.

I also found that Nicole has a passion for jalapeno.  I too love jalapeno and was very tempted to make the Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese.  However, my desire to not eat the bread was strong so I passed over on that one for a later time also.  Needless to sa y I have several of Nicole's recipes bookmarked and I will definitely go back to try some more out in my future!

Easy Breakfast Tacos

slightly adapted from Quick Breakfast Tacos
 Easy Breakfast Tacos


  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg white
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon diced jalapeno pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped tomato
  • 2 corn tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons fat free refried beans
  • 2 tablespoons reduced fat cheddar cheese


  1. Whisk egg and egg white together until blended. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  2. Spread 1 tablespoon refried beans over top of tortilla. Repeat with 2nd tortilla. Place on large griddle coated with cooking spray over medium low heat. Sprinkle with cheese.
  3. In small skillet sprayed with cooking spray over medium heat, cook jalapeno pepper and onion until softened. Stir in eggs and scramble with pepper and onion. When eggs are cooked, stir in tomato. Place 1/2 of egg mixture onto each tortilla. Fold tortilla in half. Remove from skillet and serve.
Yield: 2 tacos
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.
Total time: 15 mins.
Tags: breakfast, eggs, Mexican, tortilla, brunch, jalapeno


Nichole L said...

I'm glad you liked these! I'm also not a big fan of corn tortillas but have gravitated toward them since they're low carb. :)

Sara said...

I love the idea of breakfast tacos! I am kind of obsessed with breakfast burritos, but I've never tried doing it as tacos...sounds amazing!

Anna Hagen said...

These look really good! I already like corn tortillas, but the crispiness of yours make them look even better - along with that yummy filling! said...

I agree with Anna - I love the crispiness of your tortillas. They sound wonderful and fresh.

Stephy said...

I like the idea for these great breakfast tacos. I would put refried beans in there too, just because they're delicious.

Great SRC post

April Tuell said...

I'm an honorary group A member this week, and loving all of the delicious recipes I'm finding. I used to LOVE breakfast tacos before I developed all of my food allergies. :( These look like they turned out so good Shelby.

Sarah said...

breakfast tacos! what a great idea. these sound so flavorful...i'd love to wake up to them in the morning :)

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