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Breakfast Tacos

Loaded with bacon, eggs, avocado and cheddar cheese, our super easy breakfast taco recipe is hearty, filling and oh-so-delicious.


breakfast tacos with green cilia, bacon, avocado and cheddar cheese on parchment paper

Because You Can’t Fly to Austin Every Time You Crave Breakfast Tacos

Sometimes the best breakfast tacos in town are the ones that are made right in your own kitchen. If you live in Austin, Texas, where incredible breakfast tacos are to be found at just about every turn, you miiiiiight find better ones if you go out for breakfast. Just maybe. But even if you live in Austin, going out for breakfast isn’t always so appealing—after all, it requires actual pants instead of pajamas and often requires waiting in line, too! Enter these homemade breakfast tacos!

bacon, eggs, tortillas, cheddar cheese, limes, cilantro, salsa and green chilis on the counter for breakfast tacos

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Breakfast Tacos (Bet You’ve Got Most of This Stuff Already)

While some people add chorizo, potatoes or additional veggies, we like to keep the breakfast taco filling as classic as possible—nothing but the good stuff, basically! Here’s everything you’ll need to make these easy breakfast tacos:

  • Corn tortillas

  • Vegetable oil

  • Bacon (if you’d like to make these into vegetarian breakfast tacos, just skip the bacon)

  • Eggs

  • Green chilies

  • Cheddar cheese

  • Avocado

  • Pico de gallo

  • Cilantro (totally optional—if you hate cilantro, just skip it)

  • Lime

8 raw eggs and a can of green chilis in a bowl
bacon in a cast iron pan
eggs scrambled in a cast iron pan with green chilis
eggs scrambled in a cast iron pan with green chilis topped with shredded cheddar cheese

How to Make Breakfast Tacos

  1. Toast your tortillas! Warm the tortillas in a tiny bit of oil on both sides. Cover them with a towel to keep warm while you do the rest.

  2. Cook the bacon! When the bacon is crisp, take it off the heat. Save the drippings, you’ll need them in a minute!

  3. Whisk the eggs! The key to great scrambled eggs is to really whisk them until you can’t see any whites at all. Whisk in the green chilis and salt, too.

  4. Scramble the eggs! In the bacon drippings! If you want to make vegetarian breakfast tacos, you could just use a bit more oil. But if you’re a carnivore, use those drippings—it’ll make the scrambled eggs SO good.

  5. Cheese the eggs! Sprinkle the cheese over the eggs and let it melt a bit.

  6. Assemble the tacos! Eggs, then bacon, then cilantro, avocado slices, pico de gallo and a squeeze of lime juice.

  7. Eat the breakfast tacos! Yay! The best part of making breakfast tacos!

homemade breakfast tacos on parchment paper, made with corn tortillas, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, green chilis

What Goes Well With Breakfast Tacos?

There’s something great about the simplicity of just serving these egg breakfast tacos with plenty of coffee and not much else. They’re so delicious and they cook in just one pan—easy breakfast, easy clean up. But, if you’re wanting a bigger breakfast, you could round out these breakfast tacos with some yummy Mexican side dishes:

homemade breakfast tacos with green chilis, bacon, avocado and cheddar cheese
homemade breakfast tacos with green chilis, bacon, avocado, cheddar cheese and salsa

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homemade breakfast tacos with green chilis, bacon, avocado, cheddar cheese and salsa

How Do You Breakfast Taco?

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Breakfast Tacos

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:  10 min
  • Cook Time:  30 min
  • Calories: 539


  • 1 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 8 slices bacon, drippings reserved
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 (4 oz) can green chilies, mild
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, optional
  • 1 Avocado, sliced
  • 1/3 cup pico de gallo
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • hot sauce, optional


  1. In a medium nonstick skillet set over medium-high, heat 1 teaspoon of the oil until glistening. One at a time, cook the tortillas on both sides until lightly toasted, about 30 seconds on each side, adding a little extra oil when needed. Transfer them to a plate and cover with a towel to keep warm.

  2. Reduce the heat to medium and cook the bacon until crispy. Remove the skillet from the heat. Using tongs, transfer the bacon to a paper towel lined plate. Pour the bacon grease into a heat proof container. Carefully wipe out the skillet or grab another medium skillet.

  3. While the bacon is cooking, in a medium bowl beat the eggs with the green chilis (use as much or as little as you'd like) and the ¾ teaspoon salt until fully incorporated.

  4. Heat 1-2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings in the skillet over medium heat. Pour in the eggs and cook, moving them around occasionally with a wooden spoon until mostly cooked through but still slightly wet.

  5. Sprinkle the eggs with the shredded cheese and continue to cook until the cheese is melted and the eggs set.

  6. Divide the eggs among the warm tortillas. Top each taco with bacon, cilantro, avocado slices, pico de gallo, a squeeze of lime juice and your favorite hot sauce if desired.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories539
  • Protein26 g
  • Carbohydrates27 g
  • Total Fat38 g
  • Dietary Fiber7 g
  • Cholesterol43 mg
  • sodium1249 mg
  • Total Sugars5 g

Breakfast Tacos

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  • Jenn

    I had never had a breakfast taco, so so good! Dare I say they were better than breakfast burritos? I don't want to make any enemies though.

    Thank you! Both are so good!