A week is not complete without some tacos, right? That may be a bit extreme, but the statement holds some truth about the all-in appeal of the taco.

So, why not make some breakfast tacos at home? This recipe works for a weekend, preferably with several others around to share them with. Or, for a mid-week treat, wrap them in foil and take them with you to work or school. You could also use foil to wrap these for a large group that may be waking up at different times or simply to keep the tacos warm until it’s time to sit down.

And, as a tip, this is a GREAT recipe for vacations. If you are renting an AirBnB or have a hotel suite with a kitchen, these are easy ingredients to purchase and fairly easy to make – even if your kitchen is tiny or not fully stocked.

The tacos here don’t have any meat, but feel free to add some bacon or sausage. Instead of scrambled eggs, you may want to make these with fried eggs. You can sub the guacamole here for avocado slices. Or, just leave all avocado off. You see what I mean: these are your tacos to adapt to your preferences. This is a great classic recipe for breakfast tacos to inspire you to add a little Ole! into your morning routine.

Breakfast tacos lined up ready to eat

Breakfast tacos make everyone happy! These are on white corn tortillas.

The ingredients used in this recipe are ones I happen to have on hand all the time. If you don’t, these are all ingredients easy to find at your local grocery store.

  • White corn tortillas
  • Refried beans
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Cilantro
  • Guac
  • Pico or salsa
  • Diced green onion
  • Fresh sliced jalapeño
  • Hot sauce

Below this recipe, there is a step by step picture guide to assembling these tacos.

Also, this recipe assumes one taco per person. Many people will want to eat two, but it depends on what else you are serving. If only tacos, plan for two per person. If you have lots of other sides, just one per person is likely fine!

Breakfast taco recipe

Classic Breakfast Tacos

Liza GravesLiza Graves
A great breakfast for when you have a 20 minutes in the morning or you are looking to wow on the weekend.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican-America
Servings 4 people
Calories 286 kcal


  • 4 6-inch white corn tortillas
  • 4 eggs (to scramble)
  • 1/2 cup refried beans
  • 1/2 cup fresh pico
  • 1/2 cup shredded mexican cheese
  • 1 avocado or 1/2 cup guacamole
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup diced green onions
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeds removed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • preferred hot sauce to taste


  • Scramble your eggs as you typically would.
  • As eggs are scrambling, set soft white corn tortilla either in a pan large enough to hold all four, or on a baking sheet (if on a baking sheet, preheat oven to 375 degrees)
  • Add two tablespoons of refried beans to the center of each tortilla and spread out.
  • Evenly spread cheese across each tortilla.
  • Cook over medium to medium high heat, or in the oven, waiting for the cheese to melt. The tortilla should get crispy, but not burn. This will take about 5 to 6 minutes on the stove top and about 10 minutes in an oven.
  • Once the cheese is melted, removed from heat and add scrambled eggs to each tortilla.
  • Add pico, avocado slices or guacamole, fresh cilantro and green onions to each tortilla. If desired, add slices of a fresh jalapeño pepper and hot sauce.
  • Fold in half and serve. Also, you can wrap each taco in aluminum foil to stay warm which also can make these portable.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 286kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 13gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 177mgSodium: 549mgPotassium: 393mgFiber: 7gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 733IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 159mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Breakfast tacos
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Breakfast Tacos: white corn tortillas warming with refried beans and cheese

White corn tortillas warming with refried beans and cheese. Wait for the cheese to melt to know when these are done. Cook on medium to medium high heat or in a pre-heated 375 degree oven.

Breakfast Tacos: Add scrambled eggs

Add scrambled eggs to the tortillas once the cheese has melted.

Breakfast Tacos: sdd pico and guac or avocado slices

Add pico and guac or avocado slices to your breakfast tacos.

Breakfast Taco toppings

Finish your breakfast tacos with fresh cilantro, fresh sliced jalapeño and green onion.

 Breakfast Tacos are ready to serve!

Fold the breakfast tacos in half and they are ready to serve!

Breakfast Tacos wrapped in foil.

Or, wrap the tacos in foil to make them portable or stay warm longer. Perfect for a large group that may be waking at different times throughout the morning.

Breakfast Taco

When you open the breakfast taco, it will be a little smushed, but that is okay! It will be warm and delicious!

Breakfast Taco

This breakfast taco is ready to eat!


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