Poblano Egg Breakfast Tacos

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Poblano egg breakfast tacos, with their combination of mildly spicy poblano peppers, sweet onions, crisp bell peppers, fluffy eggs, rich sharp cheddar, and the earthy foundation of corn tortillas, create a symphony of flavors that are both comforting and satisfying.

These roasted poblano egg tacos are so easy and delicious!
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Spicy Breakfast Egg Tacos

Poblano egg breakfast tacos are a vibrant and flavorful dish that brings together a wonderful array of ingredients. The star of the dish, poblano peppers, provide a gentle heat and a slightly smoky flavor, which forms the backbone of the taco’s taste profile. These peppers, when sautéed with onions and bell peppers, release a sweetness and a depth of flavor that perfectly complements the other components. The onions caramelize lightly, adding a hint of sweetness, while the bell peppers introduce a crunchy texture and a burst of color. The mixture of these vegetables creates a flavorful and aromatic base, setting the stage for the other ingredients.

Eggs, scrambled until just set, are then added to the mix, providing a creamy and comforting element that binds all the flavors together. The inclusion of sharp cheddar cheese is a masterstroke, as it melts into the eggs, lending a rich, tangy taste that elevates the dish. This cheesy, eggy mixture is then spooned generously onto warm, soft corn tortillas, which not only add a subtle corn flavor but also bring a traditional touch to the meal. The corn tortillas’ slightly rustic texture contrasts beautifully with the creamy filling. Served hot, these poblano egg breakfast tacos are not just a meal, but an experience, offering a perfect balance of flavors and textures that delight the palate and awaken the senses.

These spicy breakfast tacos are fileld with roasted poblano and bell peppers, caramelized onions, and cheesy scrambled eggs - wake up to a fiesta!

How to Make Mexican Egg Tacos

Use the following ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 poblano pepper, blistered
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 6 eggs, whisked until foamy
  • 1/2 cup + 1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 6 corn tortillas

Use these Instructions:

Cook Veggies. Heat a heavy skillet on medium high heat, add oil when hot. Add diced peppers and onion to a pan and cook on medium high until browned.

Add Eggs. When vegetables are browned, remove from pan and add to a bowl on the side OR cook eggs with the veg in the pan (depending on your preference) Add eggs to pan and stir often to prevent sticking or burning.

Combine. Add in cheese and keep stirring until eggs are fluffy and slightly firm. Add eggs and pepper/onion mix into tacos and top with cheese. Garnish with fresh diced green onions if desired.

These breakfast tacos are so delicious-- roasted poblanos, caramelized onions and fluffy scrambled eggs!

Tips and Tricks for Making Tacos

Creating the perfect Poblano Egg Breakfast Tacos involves a blend of technique and creativity. Here are some tips and tricks to elevate your taco-making experience:

Roasting Poblanos: For a deeper flavor, roast the poblano peppers before dicing them. You can do this over an open flame or under a broiler until the skin is blistered and charred. Once roasted, place them in a bowl covered with plastic wrap to steam for a few minutes. This process makes the skin easier to peel off, and the roasting enhances the pepper’s flavor.

Balancing the Vegetables: Sauté onions and bell peppers until they are just soft but not overly browned. This step ensures a nice texture and sweetness. You can add a pinch of salt while sautéing to help draw out their natural flavors.

Perfect Scrambled Eggs: Beat the eggs with a little milk, salt, and pepper before adding them to the pan. Cook them on low heat, stirring frequently, to get soft, creamy curds. Avoid overcooking the eggs, as they will continue to cook slightly even after being removed from the heat.

Cheese Matters: Choose a good quality sharp cheddar for a stronger, more pronounced flavor. Add the cheese to the eggs just before they are fully set so that it melts into the mixture, giving a gooey and delicious texture.

Warming Tortillas: Warm your corn tortillas on a dry skillet or directly over a flame until they are just starting to brown. This process enhances their flavor and makes them more pliable. Keep them warm wrapped in a clean cloth or a tortilla warmer until ready to serve.

Customize Your Toppings: While the basic ingredients are delicious on their own, feel free to add your personal touch with toppings like avocado slices, fresh cilantro, a squeeze of lime, or a dollop of sour cream. These additions can add freshness, acidity, and additional layers of flavor.

Serving Immediately: Serve the tacos immediately after assembling to enjoy the contrast of the warm filling with the cool, fresh toppings.

Experiment with Spices: Don’t hesitate to add spices like cumin, paprika, or a pinch of cayenne pepper to the egg and vegetable mix for an extra flavor kick.

Add the Protein. Bacon, Sausage, and Chorizo are all excellent choices to give these breakfast tacos more protein, cook your protein before adding it.

FAQs

How do I roast poblano peppers?

Roast poblanos over an open flame on a gas stove or under a broiler, turning them occasionally, until all sides are charred and blistered. Place them in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap for a few minutes to steam, which makes it easier to peel off the skin.

Can I use a different type of cheese?

Absolutely! While sharp cheddar provides a rich, tangy flavor, you can experiment with other types like Monterey Jack, Colby, or even a Mexican blend for different tastes.

How do I prevent the tortillas from breaking?

Warm the tortillas in a dry skillet or directly over a flame until they are flexible. Keeping them wrapped in a cloth or a tortilla warmer until serving also helps to prevent them from drying out and breaking.

How can I adjust the spice level?

The spice level can be adjusted by the amount and type of peppers used. For less heat, remove the seeds and membranes from the poblanos, or use milder peppers like bell peppers.

What are some good toppings for these tacos?

Popular toppings include avocado or guacamole, fresh cilantro, diced tomatoes, a squeeze of lime, and sour cream. You can also add hot sauce or salsa for extra flavor.

Can I add meat to the tacos?

Yes, you can add cooked and crumbled sausage, bacon, or chorizo for added protein and flavor.

How do I store and reheat leftovers?

Store any leftover filling in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Reheat gently in a skillet or microwave and serve with fresh tortillas.

These breakfast tacos are so good- love the roasted poblanos!

What to Enjoy with Egg Breakfast Tacos

Fresh Salsa or Pico de Gallo: A fresh, zesty salsa or pico de gallo can add a juicy, tangy contrast to the rich and spicy flavors of the tacos. The freshness of tomatoes, cilantro, onion, and lime juice complements the warm and hearty taco fillings.

Avocado or Guacamole: Creamy avocado slices or a dollop of guacamole can bring a smooth, rich texture and a buttery flavor that pairs well with the spices in the tacos.

Refried Beans: A side of refried beans, either pinto or black beans, adds a savory and earthy element. It’s a filling addition that complements the overall flavor profile of the breakfast.

Mexican Rice: Light and fluffy Mexican rice, seasoned with tomato and a hint of cumin, can be a delightful side that balances the meal.

Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt: A spoonful of sour cream or Greek yogurt can add a cool, tangy contrast to the dish, which helps to balance the spices and heat from the peppers.

Fresh Fruit or Fruit Salad: A light and refreshing side of fresh fruit or a fruit salad can offer a sweet counterpoint to the savory tacos. Consider fruits like pineapple, mango, or berries for a refreshing touch.

Breakfast Potatoes: Seasoned and roasted or skillet-fried potatoes can be a hearty and satisfying addition, making the meal more filling.

Hot Sauce or Salsa Verde: For those who enjoy a bit more heat, a dash of hot sauce or a spoonful of salsa verde can enhance the tacos’ spiciness.

Cilantro-Lime Rice: As an alternative to traditional Mexican rice, cilantro-lime rice can add a fresh and zesty flavor to the meal.

Beverages: To drink, consider freshly squeezed orange juice or a traditional Mexican beverage like horchata or a hot cup of café de olla (Mexican spiced coffee). These drinks can complement the flavors of the tacos while providing a refreshing or warming balance.

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Poblano Egg Breakfast Tacos Recipe

Spicy, easy delicious poblano egg breakfast tacos are full of flavor to kick your day off right!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, egg, poblano pepper, tacos
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 199kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 poblano pepper blistered
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 6 eggs whisked until foamy
  • ½ cup + 1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese divided
  • 6 corn tortillas

Instructions

  • Heat a heavy skillet on medium high heat, add oil when hot.
  • Add diced peppers and onion to a pan and cook on medium high until browned.
  • When vegetables are browned, remove from pan and add to a bowl on the side OR cook eggs with the veg in the pan (depending on your preference)
  • Add eggs to pan and stir often to prevent sticking or burning.
  • Add in cheese and keep stirring until eggs are fluffy and slightly firm.
  • Add eggs and pepper/onion mix into tacos and top with cheese.
  • Garnish with fresh diced green onions if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 144mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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  1. Rony Jahid says:

    This weekly meal plan great.this looks very palatable.I definitely usage making it this week.