Breakfast tacos have become a staple breakfast dish all over the United States, even though they originated in the Texas-Mexico border. These delicious tacos can be filled with a variety of ingredients, making them a great way to start the day. Read on to learn more about the history of breakfast tacos, and get a delicious recipe for making them at home!
The history of breakfast tacos dates back to the 19th century, when Mexican-American immigrants in the Texas-Mexico border region began to mix together traditional Mexican ingredients with American breakfast staples. The resulting dish was the breakfast taco, a combination of eggs, cheese, potatoes, and more, all tucked inside a warm tortilla.
In the 1950s, breakfast tacos began to spread across the United States as Tex-Mex restaurants began to open. They quickly became a popular dish, and today you can find breakfast tacos in many different forms, from traditional to more modern variations.
If you want to make breakfast tacos at home, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 8-10 eggs
- 1/2 cup of shredded cheese (cheddar, Colby jack, etc)
- 1/2 cup of diced potatoes
- 1/2 cup of cooked bacon (or cooked sausage)
- 1/2 cup of diced bell peppers
- 1/2 cup of diced onions
- 1/2 cup of fresh salsa
- 8-10 flour tortillas
You will also need the following kitchen equipment:
- Large skillet
- Medium bowl
- Cutting board
To make the breakfast tacos, start by heating the skillet over medium heat. Add the diced potatoes and cook for about five minutes, stirring occasionally. Then add the onions and bell peppers and cook for another two minutes.
Next, crack the eggs into the medium bowl and whisk until combined. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and cook until the eggs are set, about five minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the shredded cheese and cooked bacon or sausage.
To assemble the tacos, place two spoonfuls of the egg mixture onto each tortilla. Top with the fresh salsa and roll up the tacos.
To make a delicious salsa verde to go with the tacos, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 1 pound of tomatillos, husked and rinsed
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
- 1/2 cup of diced onion
- 1/2 cup of chopped cilantro
- 1/4 cup of lime juice
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
To make the salsa verde, preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the tomatillos, jalapeno, and onion on a baking sheet and roast for about 10 minutes.
Transfer the roasted vegetables to a blender or food processor and add the cilantro, lime juice, garlic, and salt and pepper. Blend until the salsa is smooth.
Serve the breakfast tacos with the salsa verde for a delicious and hearty breakfast! Enjoy!
How about some other great breakfast ideas? Try out this moist banana bread some time.