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Savory Breakfast Tacos

Savory Breakfast Tacos

The other day I woke up craving tacos. 7:00 AM, and all I could think about was getting my hands on some soft tacos loaded with salsa. This was odd because despite the fact that I live in California- arguably one of the best states for Mexican food- I have never been a huge taco fan. Beans usually make me sick and onions and peppers give me migraines. That’s not to say that I don’t ever crave Mexican food, rather, I just wouldn’t list it in my top three favorite cuisines (Californian, Mediterranean, Italian).

So, given my odd craving, I hunted through my kitchen to see if I even had any taco ingredients. Thankfully, I found tortillas and mild salsa in my fridge. But as for traditional tacos, that was about as far as I got. I thought for a second and pulled out some other savory breakfast ingredients that I enjoyed and got inventing.

No kidding: when I took a bite of my taco, I screamed out to my family that I was a genius and that this was one of the most delicious things I had ever made. My parents told me I was selfish for not making them any, but I was too busy enjoying my taco to feel ashamed. Oops.

So while this recipe may be untraditional, it always satisfies my taco cravings- especially those weird 7:00 AM ones. Plus, it only takes ten minutes and five ingredients (assuming you have seasoning and EVOO on hand)!

Do tacos ever make it into your breakfast rotation? What do you like to put in them? Let me know if you try making these by leaving your comments below!

INGREDIENTS 

Makes two tacos

  • 2 tortillas (I use Siete Foods almond flour tortillas)
  • 2 turkey sausages (I always use Applegate sausages because they are pre-cooked and come with no casing. Plus, I can pop them in the microwave and they are done in one minute!)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup frozen spinach
  • 2 tbsp salsa
  • EVOO
  • Salt + pepper

DIRECTIONS 

First, check the instructions on the sausage package. If they have to be cooked in a pan, start these first as they usually take about ten minutes (if they are microwavable, wait until right before assembly to cook). In one small pan, heat EVOO over medium heat. Once hot, crack two eggs into the pan and season with salt and pepper. While the eggs are cooking, use another small pan to cook spinach with a dash of olive oil. Cook until soft and set aside on a plate until tacos are ready to assemble. Using the same pan, heat tortillas, until golden brown spots begin to form. If microwaving sausages, now cook, following package’s instructions. Once done, slice them into bite-sized pieces. 

Once the eggs are cooked, place the spinach then the cut sausages and fried egg onto the tortilla. Scoop salsa on top and sprinkle more salt and pepper to taste. Dig in and enjoy!

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