Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Baked Breakfast Taquitos



We have become quite fond of breakfast foods in our house ever since Caroline outgrew her egg allergy.  We eat breakfast for breakfast, breakfast for lunch, and breakfast for dinner.  I feel like a whole new world has been opened up when it comes to feeding my family.  There have been many evenings in which I haven't felt like cooking or eating dinner, so scrambled eggs, toast, and fruit have become a staple for dinner for the kids and Joey.

Our love for baked taquitos has also been pretty well-documented here, so I totally felt like Joey Tribiani when I came across these breakfast taquitos - eggs + taquitos.  Put your hands together, my friend.

The basic premise here is a flour tortilla stuffed with scrambled eggs, salsa, cheese, herbs, and whatever other mix-ins you may prefer.  I used a little crumbled bacon, some cilantro and scallions, and Greek yogurt.  There's also a lime-chipotle dipping sauce that's pretty delicious, but Joey said he actually preferred them dipped in salsa or au naturale.

And a few more reasons why these are totally awesome:

  1. They can be frozen for an easy grab-and-go breakfast
  2. They are infinitely customizable - play around with the cheeses, use sausage or chorizo - or go vegetarian. 
  3. They are high in protein and relatively healthy.
  4. They are really easy.
So take my advice:  make a big batch.  Freeze some.  Eat the rest.  And then enjoy a quick and easy breakfast all week.  Happy New Year!

Baked Breakfast Taquitos
inspired by Our Best Bites
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped 
  • 12 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 cup grated cheese - cheddar, Colby jack, pepperjack, etc
  • 1/2 cup salsa (thick and chunky preferred over a thinner salsa)
  • 1/4 cup minced green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • juice of half a lime
  •  hot sauce to taste
  • 16-20 6″ flour tortillas
  • cooking spray or olive oil
  • Dipping Sauce:
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1/4 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.   Spray with cooking spray or lightly brush with oil and set aside.
Chop the bacon into 1/2-inch pieces and cook in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until browned and crispy.  Use a slotted spoon to remove from the skillet and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.  Discard all but 2-3 teaspoons of the bacon fat.
 Meanwhile, crack eggs into large mixing bowl.  Whisk in the Greek yogurt, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cumin.  Add egg mixture to pan.  Using a rubber spatula, gently scrape bottom of pan and fold eggs over to scramble.  Remove from heat when slightly undercooked.  Add cheese, salsa, cooked bacon, green onions, cilantro, hot sauce, and lime juice.  Mix to combine, taste, and season with additional salt, pepper, and/or hot sauce as needed.
Place the tortillas on a plate, cover with a damp paper towel, and microwave 30 seconds.  Working with a few tortillas at a time, place a scant 1/3 C egg mixture into the center of each one and roll up.  Place on a prepared baking sheet, seam-side down, spacing 1-2 inches apart.  Lightly spray tops with cooking spray, or lightly brush with olive oil.  Sprinkle lightly with salt.  Bake for 15 minutes or until edges are golden-brown and crisp.
While taquitos are baking combine all the ingredients for the dipping sauce.  Stir to combine season to taste.  Remove taquitos from oven , let cool for 5 minutes, and then serve with dipping sauce.


To Make Ahead: The egg mixture can be made a day ahead of time and stored in the fridge until ready to use.  You can also prepare the taquitos and instead of baking right away, cover tightly in plastic wrap and store in the fridge overnight, or freeze for later use.  To prepare frozen taquitos, place (un-thawed) directly on a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick spray.  Follow original baking instructions, increasing time by 5 minutes or until taquitos are golden brown.


16 comments:

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

Mmm looks awesome!

Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough said...

The husband would DEVOUR these (OK let's be honest -- I would, too :)). Yummy!

Joanne said...

I'm always a fan of breakfast foods no matter what meal it is. Loving these!

Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies said...

Love this! A great change from the daily breakfast..just one question...is it greek yogurt or sour cream that is whisked into the eggs?

Kevin said...

I could definitely go for some of those for breakfast!

Josie said...

Asiya, thanks for catching that! I corrected it - it should say "Greek yogurt."

Tina | My Life as a Mrs said...

ooo YUM! these look totally delicious!

Katie said...

Oh my these look fabulous! We are big breakfast eaters as well!

Krissy@DaintyChef said...

Oh these look amazing! I need to step up my breakfast game, these should do the trick :)

tumbleweed-contessa said...

I love the idea of making a batch of these up to freeze for a quick breakfast. Great idea.
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USA Kiwi (Kylee) said...

Wow - can't believe I didn't think of this!! I love taquitos, but a BREAKFAST one involving BACON.

I'm so in.

Rhi said...

OOH. Henry loves tortillas and cheese. Wondering if this might be a good way to sneak and egg or two into his belly.

Angela AnotherBitePlease said...

i love love mexican breakfast...and that can be frozen...and that I have some chorizio that i must use up...yes!!!!!

Allison Day said...

Oooh, I LOVE taquitos. They used to be my go-to snack back in my college days... although back then, they were the not-so-great frozen store-bought ones. These sound fabulous - I'll definitely be taking your suggestion of making a big batch and freezing them, for future breakfasts and random snacking! :D

Timothy Lichliter NBA BLOG said...

Oh, I love taquitos. They used to be my favorite snacks in the university of time... Although at that time, they are ordinary freezing store-bought. These sounds great, I'm sure I'll take your advice to do a big batch and freeze them, because the future breakfast and random snack! : D cheap nike jerseys

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Oh these look amazing! I need to step up my breakfast game, these should do the trick :)

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