Breakfast Tacos

"This is a very traditional Texas breakfast, and quick to prepare. It can be prepared in advance, and filling ingredients and tortillas heated in the microwave in the morning. When the ingredients are set out, kids on the run can quickly build a taco, and wrap it to go. The prep and cook time indicated are estimates and vary based on the fillings chosen."
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Ready In:
12 tacos


  • 6 6 cups bacon or 6 cups leftover meat (assorted hot and cooked fillings of your choice)
  • 1 dozen 6-inch flour tortillas, heated (fresh if you can find them)
  • 2 cups shredded cheese, such as mild cheddar,pepper jack or monterrey jack,or a combination
  • salsa, of your choice
  • chopped cilantro


  • Set out bowls containing the fillings, cheese, salsa and cilantro.
  • Each person builds their own taco by placing the fillings of their choice in the center of the tortilla, and topping it with cheese, salsa and a little cilantro.
  • Fold the taco and eat as is, or if you prefer, fold the filled tortilla and spread some butter on the top half of the folded tortilla and place under the broiler a few minutes to"crisp" the top a bit and melt the cheese inside.
  • One of my favorites is scrambled eggs, bacon, cheese, salsa and cilantro.
  • Potato, egg and cheese with salsa tacos are popular in my household, too.

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  1. OOOOOH, these are so delicious. I put all the different fillings out and everyone built their own breakfast taco. I put refried beans, hashbrowns, scrambled eggs, and chorizo on mine. So yummy. A veru easy way to satisfy everyone. Thanks.
  2. We love these! Have been making them for my son for years, it even beats the request for pancakes for breakfast. Thanks for sharing!
  3. This was good. Got my son to eat before he took off for school.He never eats breakfast! Will make again.
  4. Muy bueno! these are yummy, I did wrap them and go and they were great and everyone at work was annoyed I didn't bring one for them! When I made them I used fried potatoes and chorizo and they were awesum!
  5. So good, and there are so many combos to try out! I went with eggs, bacon, cheese, and cilantro with salsa on the side to dip into this time around, but am looking forward to playing around with more combos in the future. Thanks for sharing! ZWT8


  1. I used a mix of spicy and mild turkey sausage crumbles to keep it from being too spicy for them. I've also now made it with bacon bits in the scrambled eggs with a little siracha.



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