Chorizo and Fried Egg Breakfast Tacos.
Let’s talk about the best thing ever.
And no, I don’t mean the Clueless marathon I sat through yesterday, though that did give me a great (re)appreciation for sheer button down shirts with cropped sweater vests and plaid mini skirts with matching blazers. We then spent the rest of the afternoon saying “as if” and “you can’t even drive…” in all conversations.
Really I’m probably going to use YOU CAN’T EVEN DRIVE as my response to all things this week.
What I do mean though is BREAKFAST. Surely the best thing ever.
Like I even need to tell you this? I know.
But I mentioned last week that I am in serious breakfast mode. Like so serious that we are going through eggs at a rapid pace, because I also live with a crazy man who wakes up at 4AM to make himself a full breakfast. We have no less than five cartons of eggs right now in our fridge. It’s delicious.
I’ve always loved breakfast, so it’s not like anything has changed, but right now I am eating it for every meal of the day. Seriously. Some form of breakfast food is making it into each chunk of mealtime for me.
Well, except the other night when I made these chicken and dumplings. But that’s like… biscuits? So it kind of counts as breakfast too. Whatever it is, I almost ate the whole pot by myself this week. You know, when I wasn’t eating eggs.
I’m talking about savory breakfasts, by the way – not pancakes and waffles and French toast. But I do have to say that my ideal breakfast is 95% savory and 5% sweet. Sort of like eggs benedict with four bites of French toast. Or something like that.
These tacos don’t really fall into that ideal ratio but how hard is it to make a pancake on the side?
I’m always on the fence about breakfast tacos and burritos – usually because I want some sort of pork and queso cheese in my tacos and not eggs and bacon. I mean, I want eggs and bacon in and on everything else in the universe so it doesn’t really make sense. But these!
They have some pork. I don’t always love sausage but when I do… it’s usually chorizo.
They have a little toasty potato hash with peppers and onions and personally I think… it MAKES the tacos. You can totally add bacon.
They have avocado on top… with a hefty drizzle of sour cream.
And finally – a big old egg, fried to perfection with a runny yolk. You could poach the egg too. Or scramble it if you’re into that sort of thing. [Sidebar: this is kind of a rift on the make-ahead breakfast burritos I have in Seriously Delish – those come complete with goat cheese, sweet potato hash and scrambled eggs – and are sealed up to be heated for a grab-and-go breakfast every morning. ADORE THEM.]
Either way, I’m into it.
Chorizo and Fried Egg Breakfast Tacos
- 1 pound chorizo, removed from the casing (if needed)
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 3 medium yukon gold potatoes, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 sweet onion, diced
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/3 cup sour cream, or more for serving if you really love it
- 1 lime, zest grated and juiced
- 8 flour tortillas, warmed
- a bunch of fresh cilantro, plus some chopped for topping.
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 8 eggs, fried (if serving 4 people)
- lime wedges for serving
- Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the chorizo and cook until cooked through, about 5 to 6 minutes, breaking it apart with a spoon as you go. Remove the chorizo and place it on a paper towel to drain. Add the olive oil to the same skillet and throw in the potatoes, peppers, onions, salt and pepper. Stir to toss. Cook until the onions soften and the potatoes are tender, about 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally so the potatoes don’t stick to the bottom. Stir in the garlic and turn off the heat.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream, lime zest and juice. Add a little sprinkle of salt and pepper too!
- At this point you can leave the chorizo out by itself or mix it in with the potatoes. Warm the tortillas. Add a bit of the potato and the chorizo mixture to the center of the tortilla. Throw some cilantro on top and drizzle with the sour cream. Place a slice or two of avocado on top then finish it off with the fried eggs. Top with a sprinkle of salt and pepper and chopped cilantro. Serve immediately.
- P.S. you can obviously do this with scrambled eggs too!
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47 Comments on “Chorizo and Fried Egg Breakfast Tacos.”
Whoa. I am totally drooling over these breakfast tacos!! I would love to eat these for every meal of the day :)
I agree! I love a good hearty breakfast. I find when I eat half of my calories at breakfast instead of at dinner ~ I loose more weight and have more energy the rest of the day. And yes, I want to poke those yolks!!!
Tacos for breakfast? ARIBA! This is a GENIUS idea! I mean, how can you have a bad day when you start it with chorizo and a fried, drippy egg.
You just can’t. Pinned!
Whyyy am I at work and not at home making and eating this???
The flavors are so balanced and would turn a breakfast hater to lover. I am going to have a taco party the morning the day after a party because every hangover needs a taco!
Breakfast for ALL THE MEALS please. Especially if there are perfect eggs, read for poking.
Seriously, you’re like totally killing me !! lol p.s I LOVE clueless!
Never made a breakfast taco but they look so good, think I will have to give them a go.
I have about the same ratio of wanting mainly savory with a few bites of sweet for breakfast. Therefore, I always try to convince someone to order something sweet so I can steal some. These tacos look amazing!
Cruise life made me miss breakfast so much!!!! Especially eggs! (THEY WERE SO BAD ON THE BOAT). Love these tacos!
Breakfast tacos sound amazingly delicious!
Yes…. flannels and plain mini skirts. All the rage. Can plaid mini skirts come back? I kinda liked that whole idea with the knee high tights. Anyway, LOVE this because I also eat breakfast almost every meal of the day! It’s my favorite meal, for sure, and I never tire of breakfast foods all day long. The fried eggs on these tacos are ridiculous!!
I am with ya on breakfast. I also prefer savory over sweet most of the time, and as one may expect, if eggs are involved, I’m a happy camper. These look and sound awesome. I’m always down to poke a yolk!
I think I’m 90% savory 10% sweet for breakfast. I will take eggs and bacon over pancakes any day – well, eggs and bacon with a bite of pancake? Maybe eggs and bacon with a cinnamon roll for a breakfast dessert? Who says breakfast can’t have multiple courses… Anyways, these look delicious! I gained an appreciation for breakfast burritos in college. Can’t wait to give these a go!
At my favorite Mexican place, they serve breakfast burritos all day. And the best one is a Machaca: shredded beef, scrambled eggs, pico de gallo, rice, refried beans, and (tons of) white cheddar. Seriously so good. Plus they are only $4.50 and huuuuge.
And these tacos look amazing. Breakfast is good at any time of the day. :)
I cannot believe you’re making elaborate breakfasts with a newborn! My hat is off!!!! This is gorgeous and as always, you make THE BEST, most photogenic, most amazing looks eggs ever. Always!!
I am 500% obsessed with these photos. stunning! and obviously, the tacos look out of this world & will definitely be breakfast at least once this week.
FACT: no meal can ever top breakfast tacos.
Oh wowww, these breakfast tacos look so pretty, I don’t think I’ve ever wanted the ability to reach through my computer screen more before.
amazing. have to make these like, right now.
I’m SUCH a sucker for breakfast tacos.. even more so when they look like that! I’m curious, where did you find the chorizo? Was it at your local super market? I live in a small town and there isn’t many opportunities to find unique items like that. I once asked a super market employee if they had andouille sausage and she acted like I was speaking Russian. Anyways, just curious if this is a common ingredient in stores. Love your blog!! Such an inspiration
brekkie tacos FTW!!! loving this, looks super yums :)
Can’t wait to make this later this week. I totally wan to poke the yolk!!! (get out of my head, gah!)
Clueless + Breakfast Tacos = Heaven.
Yes. Now I can officially eat tacos for every meal of the day. These look AMAZING!!!
I’m positively drooling over these tacos. I can eat them all day.
these look absolutely amazing !! can’t wait to try them out x
Gorgeous. I should not be looking at your blog when I’m hungry and stranded at work. How am I supposed to make this at my computer?! *Silent weeping.* Looks so delicious. I’ll take tacos anytime :)
This is THE best idea ever. I love breakfast. You get a couple of gold stars
for this. Plus you cooked the eggs just the way I love them.
Excellent job and recipel
Super late to the commenting game, but I had to. I’m so with you on the 95% savory and 5% sweet. The way I fixed it? Order eggs benedict (or whatever savory you love) and then: order a MILKSHAKE. It’s the best combo ever. And a milkshake for breakfast is always a great way to start the day…
Looove savory breakfast, anytime of the day! I love drippy eggs over all.the.things!
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Woohoo a fellow breakfast ADORER (is that even a thing?!) – Taco’s for breakfast are also genius; I always have breakfast and if I haven’t eaten by 8:30am then I am a hungry, grumpy mess, And breakfast for lunch and dinner is cool too… ;)
I cannot wait till I can have runny eggs again. These look so scrumptious. I would eat these all day long..
These look delicious. I am totally going to make them this weekend (especailly since there is chorizo in my fridge!). And I am exactly like you…eggs benedict and a few bites of something sweet. It’s hard to get that at home, but thankfully, I have younger children so when we go to breakfast I just steal some of their pancakes/waffles/whatever. :)
This is my kind of breakfast! So delicious!
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WHY ARE YOU IN MY HEAD?!? Ahhhh!!!! This looks absolutely incredible!! I agree about the 95/5% on savory vs sweet breakfast. Luckily my fiancée loves French toast so we switch like 95% of the way through breakfast when we go out! His other favorite thing is chorizo… So this will absolutely be happening in our kitchen this week! Thank you so much for being inside my head! ;)
I’ve always shied away from Mexican breakfasts, I think because they often involve scrambled egg (which frankly never looks very appetising!). Fried egg, avocado and chorizo though… now that’s potentially something very special indeed!
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