These breakfast tacos are filled with cheese, scrambled eggs and these awesome spiced black beans. An amazing morning combo!!
The idea of a breakfast taco is very new to me and almost kind of weird. Then I thought about waking up and someone serving me breakfast in a taco…I mean cmon, how could you not want that right?
Most of the breakfast tacos I saw had scrambled eggs in them, which I am all for. So I thought that would be a good base for the breakfast taco. Then adding a bit of cheddar cheese gives some life to the dish, but that part that I love the most is the spiced black beans. I think I am going to put these in another recipe because I am certain they would work in so many other dishes. Especially other Mexican inspired recipes such as burritos, fajitas, enchiladas etc. Don’t be shy on the coriander by the way because it balances all the other ingredient with a nice freshness.
You may have noticed that I used habanero sauce to finish of these tacos. I thought my mouth was going to be on fire but to my surprise, it wasn’t that spicy. However, that may not be the case for you as I am sure different brands would have different heats. So I recommend having a small taste test before you just lather your tacos with hot sauce.
Now I am sure a question that comes up a lot with taco fans is are you team soft shell or hard shell? I personally can’t answer that since I am no taco guru and I haven’t had them enough to know. Although with this recipe, I believe that the scrambled eggs would work better with the soft tortilla. What I would love to do, however, is get one of those taco stands that allow you to put the taco in the oven to crispen up the tortilla. I was thinking about making a dinner taco and gratinating some cheese on top.
I am aware that Texans are big on there South American inspired food, and that tacos are like a Religion to them. So writing this post really makes me want to go there and experience an authentic taco. If any of you believe that you have had the best taco of all time, feel free to comment on this post and tell me what you think of this. Do you like the idea of a breakfast taco? Is there anything you would change?
Breakfast Tacos with Spiced Black Beans
The perfect breakfast/brunch that will fill you up with no trouble.
- 400 g tinned black beans drained and rinsed
- 1½ teaspoons paprika
- 1 ½ teaspoons cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 4 small/mini tortillas
- 1 bunch coriander
- 75 g strong cheddar grated
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- Habanero sauce
- Salt and pepper for seasoning
Mix the beans, paprika, cumin and salt in a bowl. Pre-heat a pan on medium-high heat, half of your oil, then add your beans. Cook in the pan for about 5 minutes tossing/stirring occasionally until slightly coloured. Take the pan off the heat, then transfer the beans onto kitchen paper. Wash the pan for the next step.
Whisk the eggs, milk and a pinch of salt and pepper together in a bowl. Place in the pan with your the other half of your olive oil back over low heat. Add your egg mixture, stir the scrambled eggs and then take the pan off the heat whenever the eggs start sticking to the bottom of the pan. This ensures heat control so the eggs don't overcook. Keep this cycle going until the eggs are cooked to your liking. Then turn the heat off and set aside.
Toast the tortillas in a griddle pan until you get a bit of colour on them.
Put the scrambled eggs, cheese, beans, coriander and a touch of habanero sauce in the middle of the tortillas. Lift up the sides of the tortilla taco style and then eat it!