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Breakfast Tacos

Scrambled eggs or sunny side up are always a great choice for breakfast, but it is nice to spice it up sometimes and try something new. In my fridge I had some uncooked sausage that was not used from a barbecue this weekend. So with some tomatoes, onions and cheese, why not create a breakfast taco. Here is a great egg recipe that can be created with whatever you have in your kitchen! If you don’t have tomatoes use red or green peppers. Also you could add cilantro or black beans. This recipe is great for kids because they can build their own tacos.

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1/2 sweet onion
  • 1 sausage, removed from casing
  • 1/3 cup cheese cubes (your choice)
  • 9 corn tortillas
  • Olive oil, for cooking
  • Salt and pepper

Optional toppings:

  • Guacamole (recipe coming soon)
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa
  • Hot sauce

Instructions:
Begin heating the oil in a pan on medium heat. Finely chop the onion and add to the pan. Let the onion cook down for about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. If you don’t have sweet onions you can use yellow or red onions or shallots. If you do not like onions, simply omit this ingredient.

While the onions are sweating, remove the casing from the sausage by running a sharp knife through it lengthwise. Break the meat up with your fingers into bite size pieces. Add the meat to the onions and let brown for 5 minutes on medium heat.

At this point you can slice the tomatoes into quarters and using your hands or a spoon remove the inner core and seeds. You should be left with the outer meat of the tomatoes, which should be chopped up and added to the pan. Allow the tomatoes to soften slightly for 2 minutes. Beat the eggs and milk together and add. Let this cook for 5 minutes on medium low heat and then begin to mix slowly to create a scrambled texture. The key to moist eggs is low heat and slow cooking. If you cook them too quickly they will become dry and slightly browned. Make sure to season your scramble with salt and pepper to taste.

Next, cube the cheese. I used Brie, which worked well however, I would actually recommend a Monterey Jack, manchengo, or sharp cheddar. The tortillas can either be warmed in a tortilla warmer in the microwave for one and a half minutes or in a pan.

Now it is time to construct your taco! First, add a generous serving of the scramble. Then top with the cheese to allow it to melt. Finally add additional toppings and enjoy.

Follow your tummy
Jess

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