Tacos, fajitas, enchiladas, chimichangas, nachos, burritos… There are so many options when it comes to Mexican food for lunch or dinner. But what if someone told you that you can have all these things for breakfast?
Not these exact dishes, because obviously, we’re grown-ups, and if we want to have carne asada tacos for breakfast, we can – breakfast variations of favorite Mexican dishes.
Burritos filled with eggs, bacon, cheese, and avocado. Tacos with scrambled egg and sausage. Muffins with egg and salsa. Quesadillas with egg and cheese. The sky’s the limit! Just add chipotle or hot sauce, and you’re good to go.
If you don’t know where to start, we’ve rounded the best 23 Mexican breakfast recipes for you. A word of warning, you’ll never be able to go back to bland scrambled eggs on toast after trying these out.
Chilaquiles are tortilla chips simmered in sauce and are a traditional Mexican breakfast. Salsa verde or red enchilada sauce is used and you’ve guessed it, the ‘rojos’ in the recipe title means this is a recipe for a delightful red sauce. The toppings are fully customizable – think a pretty sprinkling of chopped cilantro, fried egg, or a dollop of sour cream (or non-fat Greek yogurt to keep the fat content lower but the protein high).
Probably the most well-known Mexican breakfast dish. Huevos Rancheros comprise fried egg, beans, salsa, and salty cheese on a fried corn tortilla. Of course, you’ll find several variations wherever you go, but that’s the essence. This recipe from Modern Honey only takes five minutes to prep and 10 minutes to cook, so can be easily thrown together on a weekday morning.
Nope, not a typo, huevos rancheros again. This time it’s cooked in a skillet, more like a tomato stew with poached eggs cooked into it. It’s the other main variation, you’ll see, of this Mexican morning treat. Squirrel Sisters recommend sprinkling fresh cilantro on top with other toppings including tortilla chips, avocado slices, and chili flakes.
Spicy Breakfast Tacos
If you like chorizo, breakfast potatoes, scrambled egg, and jalapeno, try this recipe from Chili Pepper Madness. Wait, who are we kidding? Is there anyone on this earth who doesn’t like these foods? It’s such a simple but delicious combination and is the perfect way to start your day.
Silly Girl’s Kitchen offers this recipe perfect to feed an army (or houseguests…) because it can be made in bulk and in advance. No messing around in the morning because who has time for that? Prep it the night before and bake it in the morning. Ground beef, eggs, cheese, and Mexican spices – sure to fill up everyone’s bellies!
Chorizo and Eggs Soft Taco
The Novice Chef transforms boring old scrambled eggs by adding spicy and flavorful chorizo to the mix. She highlights the importance of using Mexican chorizo over Spanish Chorizo as the taste is completely different. Spanish chorizo has a smoky flavor and is cured, so sold as a log. Mexican chorizo is fresh ground sausage and cooks so much better with eggs.
Huevos Rancheros Nachos
Nachos for breakfast? No, you’re not dreaming. Nachos for breakfast are perfectly acceptable as long as you add eggs and avocado! This recipe from The Every Kitchen has you filling the baking sheet with tortilla chips and adding beans, cheese, cherry tomatoes, eggs, and chorizo on top. Pull it out of the oven and top it with avocado slices and sour cream and we promise, it’s a legit breakfast.
Mexican Breakfast Casserole
This recipe from The Gracious Wife is a good option for a busy morning and can be prepped the night before. An egg-based casserole – includes chorizo and salty Mexican cheese and is topped with avocado and pico de gallo. Variations are given for vegetarian versions too. Opt for black beans and extra veggies.
Mexican Style Breakfast Hash
If you have a bit more time in the mornings, this breakfast hash is very tasty. The chopping can be done the night before, for a quicker breakfast in the morning. But it requires a skillet, so more time-consuming than the casseroles. If you’re not a fan of breakfast potatoes, look away now, but does such a person exist? The main element is sauteed potatoes, with Mexican-inspired beans, peppers, avocado, and cilantro thrown in too.
In case, you don’t know what exactly every single Mexican delight is, chilaquiles verdes is a fried corn tortilla topped with salsa verde. Throw on a fried egg and call it breakfast! This recipe from Isabel Eats shares how to make your very own salsa verde if you can find tomatillos in your area.
As a lot of Mexican breakfast ideas are eggs with Mexican seasoning or wrapped in a tortilla, it seems fitting a frittata (aka the ultimate omelet) should make a place in this list. Similar to a Spanish omelet loaded with eggs and potatoes, this frittata from Mexican Please has chorizo and jalapeno for that unmistakable Mexican flavor.
Mexican Eggs Benedict
Once you’ve tried Chipotle hollandaise, you’ll never turn back. Slathered on top of smashed avocado with spicy chorizo and jalapenos, you may never leave the kitchen! Every Last Bite has managed to make this recipe keto, Whole30, paleo, grain-free, and gluten-free too.
Cheese, sauteed veggies, and eggs. So what makes it Mexican? It’s s fully loaded omelet – so think black beans, avocado, sour cream, and pico de gallo scooped on top. Easy Healthy Recipes also suggests sauteeing the veggies in cumin and garlic, adding to that sought-after Mexican flavor.
There are so many ways to prepare a breakfast burrito. Literally, every taco shop will have its take on it. This particular recipe from Cooking Classy fills the generously sized flour tortilla with scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, chorizo, cheese, pico de gallo, and avocado.
Chorizo and Egg Burrito
Girl Gone Gourmet uses chorizo and egg to fill this variation of a breakfast burrito. While it’s tempting to stuff the burrito with lots of ingredients, sometimes it’s nice to focus on just a couple of food. These are pretty simple but oh-so-delicious.
Bacon Breakfast Burrito
If your heart belongs to bacon, this breakfast burrito recipe is for you. Peas and Crayons chose to stuff their tortilla with bacon, eggs, and cheese. It’s that simple, but not to be underestimated. Drizzle on some hot sauce, and you’ve got yourself a winner!
Breakfast Burrito Bowls
If you’re going low carb or don’t feel like tortillas, try out this breakfast burrito bowl recipe from A Southern Soul. It shares all the different options for a customized burrito bowl, including sweet potato chunks, black beans, chorizo, and guacamole. Top with a fried egg, and get yourself a hearty breakfast.
Texas Chorizo Breakfast Tacos
The US states that share a border with Mexico usually have a monopoly on excellent Mexican food ( of course, apart from actual Mexico). These tacos from Simple and Savory are inspired by breakfast tacos on the menu in Texas restaurants. Mexican-seasoned potatoes, eggs, and chorizo are folded inside a flour tortilla, then topped with anything you’d like, such as avocado, to cool down the chipotle spice.
Sweet and Spicy Breakfast Tacos
The sweet chili sauce used to flavor the Mexican chorizo here gives it an Asian-Mexican fusion vibe. It’s sticky and sweet with a spicy kick and it works beautifully. Side note – That Frugal Foodie swears by it for a camping breakfast. It’s so easy, all you need is an open flame!
Eggs, cheese, green chili, and sausage fill flour tortillas in this recipe from Carlsbad Cravings. The difference between this and a burrito or taco is that it’s flat and gently pan-fried or grilled after being stuffed, so all the cheese melts the tortillas together. It’s a grilled cheese, Mexico-style.
These are super fun little rolls, perfect for kids and adults alike. Damn Delicious fills the mini tortillas with eggs, sausage, avocado, and sun-dried tomato before rolling them up and baking them in the oven until crispy. They are similar to enchiladas in this way but do not have the sauce covering them.
Jalapeno Popper Breakfast Taquitos
A similar recipe to the previous edition, but The Slow Roasted Italian uses different fillings. Still a breakfast food, this one takes the idea of a jalapeno popper and turns it into something you’d want to eat first thing in the morning. Some people use a peppermint body wash to wake up in the morning. We say, have a jalapeno popper breakfast taquito!
Mexican Breakfast Sandwich
We can’t leave out a good old-fashioned breakfast sandwich. This recipe from Eat At Our Table uses sliced bread rather than tortilla wraps. It’s layered neatly (well, we want to be able to eat it, right?) with beans, avocado, eggs, and salsa. The hot tip in the recipe notes is to form a patty with the chorizo so it’s easier to add to the sandwich.
23 Delicious Mexican Breakfast Recipes
- Chilaquiles Rojos
- Huevos Rancheros
- Huevos Rancheros
- Spicy Breakfast Tacos
- Breakfast Enchiladas
- Chorizo and Eggs Soft Taco
- Huevos Rancheros Nachos
- Mexican Breakfast Casserole
- Mexican Style Breakfast Hash
- Chilaquiles Verdes
- Mexican Frittata
- Mexican Eggs Benedict
- Mexican Omelet
- Breakfast Burrito
- Chorizo and Egg Burrito
- Bacon Breakfast Burrito
- Breakfast Burrito Bowls
- Texas Chorizo Breakfast Tacos
- Sweet and Spicy Breakfast Tacos
- Breakfast Quesadillas
- Breakfast Taquitos
- Jalapeno Popper Breakfast Taquitos
- Mexican Breakfast Sandwich
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