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Green Chile Breakfast Tacos

Green Chile Breakfast Tacos

Switch up your breakfast routine with these flavorful tacos loaded with eggs, green chilies, cheese, and cilantro lime crema.

Corn tortillas filled with fluffy, cheesy scrambled eggs and green chiles, topped with cilantro lime crema. These egg, green chile and cheese breakfast tacos are the perfect hearty breakfast that won’t disappoint.

Green Chile Breakfast Tacos

Eggs are my absolute favorite thing to eat for breakfast. I eat them at least five mornings during the week usually in the form of an omelet. When I’m not eating them for breakfast I’m snacking on them hard-boiled in the afternoon. I have to say though my favorite way to eat eggs for breakfast is in taco form. Ever since my first experience eating a breakfast taco on a trip to Austin some years ago, I’ve been obsessed. Who knew something so simple could be so amazingly delicious!

Green Chile Breakfast Tacos

I love starting my day with eggs for so many reasons. They keep me full longer than any other breakfast food, they taste delicious and they are a great choice when you want a healthy breakfast.

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Green Chile Breakfast Tacos

The cilantro lime crema is optional, but it adds amazing flavor and reminds me of the breakfast tacos I had in Austin. It’s made using Greek yogurt so it’s perfectly healthy to top the tacos with. It can even be made a day or two in advance and there is enough to last through several rounds of these Egg, Green Chile and Cheese Breakfast Tacos. Change up your usual egg and toast breakfast routine and try making these fun and flavor packed breakfast tacos instead!

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Green Chile Breakfast Tacos


  • Author: Danae Halliday
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 4 tacos 1x

Description

Switch up your breakfast routine with these flavorful tacos loaded with eggs, green chilies, cheese, and cilantro lime crema.


Ingredients

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Egg, Green Chile and Cheese Breakfast Taco Ingredients:

  • 3 whole eggs + 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ½ of a 4 ounce can diced green chiles (save the remaining chiles for the crema)
  • Salt (pepper and hot sauce to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese plus extra for topping
  • 4 corn tortillas

Cilantro Lime Crema Ingredients

  • ¼ cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • ½ of a 4 ounce can diced green chiles (uses the remainder from the taco filling)
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro leaves (chopped)
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • pinch of garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Add all of the Cilantro Lime Crema ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the crema into a small bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. In a medium sized bowl or glass measuring cup, whisk together the eggs, milk, green chiles, salt, pepper and hot sauce.
  4. Heat a medium sized skillet sprayed with cooking spray over medium-low heat.
  5. Pour in the egg mixture and stir it around constantly with a rubber spatula until the desired doneness.
  6. Remove from the heat and stir in the shredded cheese until it melts.
  7. Divide the filling evenly into 4 warmed corn tortillas and top with the cilantro lime crema.
  8. Serve immediately.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Main
  • Cuisine: Mexican Inspired, Tex-Mex

Keywords: breakfast, brunch, chili, mexican, tacos

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