Breakfast Tacos

April 25, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Posted in Breakfast, eggs, Tacos | 17 Comments

I am taco-crazy and need to warn you that there are more taco posts on the way…

Everywhere I turn, magazines, blogs, newspapers…I’m seeing beautiful soft corn tortillas oozing with scrumptious inventive fillings. I suppose Cinco-de-Mayo is to blame. I’m dizzy and loving every minute of it. Here’s my latest creation,  taco truck inspired, I changed it up a bit and also added sunny side up eggs.

Pretty straight forward, no quirky ingredients this time, just some potatoes and chorizo that meld into a delicious flavor sensation when wrapped inside a steamy white corn tortilla. 

Here’s what I did. 

I boiled about three of those delicious and creamy Yukon Gold Red Skinned Potatoes for about 30 minutes until tender. I melted some butter in an omelet sized skillet and without peeling, roughly smashed the potatoes in the pan. This formed the smashed potatoes into somewhat of a pancake shape…

I topped them with some fully cooked chorizo sausage. Simmering on medium, and as soon as the potatoes where golden brown on the bottom, I flipped the mixture to brown on the other side.

Dividing into 4ths, I patted the potato/chorizo pancake into double-layered steamed white corn tortillas. Add a sunny side up egg on top, a sprinkle of cilantro, chopped tomato and a couple of rings of sweet onion and you’ve got yourself a breakfast taco.  Don’t forget to pass a bowl of your favorite salsa for drizzling.

I didn’t have the nerve to pick these up and eat them with my hands. I suppose it could have been done, but I played it safe with a  fork and knife.

The only thing I’d do different next time?  How about a squeeze of fresh lime.


It’s What’s For Breakfast.



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  1. man oh man these are good looking breakfast tacos – I like the whole egg in each idea – nice!

  2.! These look DELICIOUS!! Luckily I just bought more of those potatoes – thanks for that tip- which means I have everything to make these. I will give you all the credit when he swoons. 🙂

  3. Lea Ann, I would give anything for one of those right now! *drools* I’m with you on the taco and burrito kick. Love the runny yolk! 😀

  4. Mmmm… tacos. These look lovely, and are making me all sentimental for a nice leisurely breakfast in. Gonna have to do this soon!

  5. Love your step instructions. I came from Souper Sunday 🙂

  6. After having some really good tacos at a restaurant last week, I have been craving them intensely. These breakfast tacos look delicious…anything that involves runny yolks makes me incredibly happy.

  7. Very nice! We used to go to a brunch that served Huervo(spelled wrong!)Rancheros, and I loved them!

  8. Thataway : )

    I like my chorizo just a little bit burned/scorched. It keeps the overall tender/chewy texture but adds the slightest bit of crispy-ness and charred taste to the bite.

  9. I’ve made breakfast burritos but never breakfast tacos! These look fantastic. What a great way to start the morning.

  10. What a treat for breakfast! These look positively delicious! And so hearty. I love them!

  11. WOW! What a hearty breakfast! Can’t wait to make those 😉

  12. Wonderful! I love the potato, chorizo and egg combination. Perfect for breakfast or any time! 😉

  13. That is one kicking breakfast taco! I’d eat that 8 days a week.

  14. oh boy… with that whole yolk fried egg, looks amazing!

  15. I tell you some pinto beans or black beans and some pickled Jalapeno with some shredded cheese……………yea baby

  16. those look great! I love tacos!! The fried egg puts these over the top

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