Need a quick recipe? Try The Easiest (& delicious) Breakfast Tacos! We’re obsessed with them and make them at least once a week. Just 5 ingredients & 10 minutes, you’ll be in love!
If you have been following me, you know that Bryan loves breakfast and we do a breakfast night once a week. Most of those breakfast nights, we have these tacos. They take less than 10 minutes to make, yet with complex flavors.
There are 5 components in the taco. First, tortilla. Always corn tortilla (sorry, absolutely no flour tortilla)! Don’t worry about cooking them in a pan or anything like that. Just wrap them in a paper towel and microwave for about 35 seconds. Done and ready! Second, eggs. Just a really simple scramble eggs and seasoned with salt. Third is the sausage. I used fully cooked pork sausages. Toss them in a medium pot and cover with a lid until nicely browned. Use paper towels to soak up some grease from the sausages. Next is cheese. We uses queso fresco, which is a Mexican fresh cheese. The texture is slightly more crumbly than a fresh mozzarella. It’s little salty, milky, and mild. Add as much cheese as you want on the taco. Last, but not least, red taco sauce and/or hot sauce. The sauce is what tied everything together. No skipping!
Let’s talk a bit more about the sauces. If you don’t like spicy food, get La Victoria Red Taco Sauce (medium). It has a nice tomato flavor with a tiny kick from the chiles. It goes really well with the tacos. If you like a bit more spiciness, add a few drops of Tapatio hot sauce on top of the red taco sauce. That adds a bit acidity too. That is how we usually do it.
Recently, we tried out this hot sauce from a YouTube channel, First We Feast. One of their shows is called Hot Ones, which they have a celebrity guest each episode to sample a few different hot sauces (on chicken wings) and talk about random stuffs. Natalie Portman, John Mayer, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Padma Lakshmi, Tom Coliccohio and Alton Brown are some of the famous guests. After watching many episodes, Bryan and I are very curious about the hot sauces, especially the ones that Hot Ones created. Bryan bought a bottle of Hot Ones Los Calientes. Oh my, it’s really GOOD! Sweet, smokey and pretty spicy. We had the bottle for about 1 1/2 months and we are half way through. It pairs perfectly with these savory breakfast tacos. Simply amazing!
Hope you are getting hungry by now. Get some hot sauce and give this recipe a try! You won’t be disappointed!
The Easiest Breakfast Tacos
- 10 - 12 4-inch corn tortillas
- 6 fully cooked pork sausage links
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 4 large eggs (beaten)
- 5 ounces queso fresco (Mexican fresh cheese)
- Red taco sauce
- Hot sauce (optional)
- Stack 6 tortillas on top each and wrap with of a paper towel. Add two drops of water on the paper towel. Repeat with the other 6 tortillas. Set aside.
- In a medium pot over high heat, add sausage links. Cover with lid and cook until nicely browned on all sides. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Cut the sausage in half lengthwise.
- Meanwhile, in medium non-stick skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon unsalted butter. Season the beaten eggs with salt. Once the butter is bubbling, add eggs. When the eggs start to set, run a spatula through the middle of the eggs to create soft curds. Repeat until the eggs are just cooked through. Transfer to a plate.
- Heat each pack of tortillas in the microwave for about 35 seconds or until hot. Transfer the hot tortillas to a tortilla warmer or a plate with an aluminum-foil-cover.
- It’s best to let everyone assemble their own tacos when serving. Place about 1 tablespoon scrambled egg on a tortilla. Add half of a sausage and 1½ teaspoons of queso fresco. Top with desired amount of taco sauce and/or hot sauce.
- My favorite corn tortilla brand is Guerrero. I used 4-inch ones, but you can use other sizes, but make sure they are corn tortilla.
- The sausage links that I used is from Jimmy Dean.
- Queso fresco (Mexican fresh cheese) can be found in regular grocery store along with shredded cheese. Once opened, keep it in an air-tight container for about 2 weeks in the fridge.
- There are two combos of hot sauce we like. One is with La Victoria red taco sauce and a few drops of Tapatio. They can both be found in supermarket. The other one is with Hot Ones hot sauce, Los Calientes. Buy this online on their website.
- This can also be done with bacon. Line a baking sheet with foil. Lay about 8 - 9 bacons in a single layer. Put in a cold oven. Turn the heat to 425˚F (220˚C). Cook for 20 - 25 minutes until crispy. (20 mins for a more chewy bacon/25 mins for a crisper bacon). Transfer the bacons to a plate lined with paper towels. Use more paper towels to soak up the grease from bacon. Cut the bacons in half and serve.
Thank you so much, they look delicious. I’m making breakfast tacos tonight! I’ll try it with veggie sausage ?
Thanks Gayle! Don’t forget the hot sauce. Come and borrow our hot sauce! 😉
I really want to get my hands dirty with that hot sauce and these tacos! And Bryan and I should be buddies because we both love breakfast. Yayyyy!
What a surprise. I’ve gotten used to Google’s feed recommending horrid recipes with headlines such as “Best recipe for so and so ever” for Mex and Tex Mex dishes and sauces, but this is actually a GREAT RECIPE FOR a change! its very much an authentic homemade Breakfast taco from a South Texasor Northeast Mex household. breakfast tacos and Breakfast burritos are still fairly new to the Californiascene and thewest coast, so it’s awesome eto know those that enjoy them are enjoying the real versions. 🙂 They are more often made with flour tortillas bc of their originirigi in the culture -to teach kids to blend cuisines when they are not used to non Mex food, but after the kid stage, corn and flour areinterchangeable for breakfast tacos . 🙂
thx for sharing your recipe with others! I enjoythe pics too..looks great!