A Breakfast Tacos recipe that will make your morning shine! Tater Tots in your egg tacos, hot sauce and a secret cheesy way to keep your corn tortillas from breaking.
If you have ever visited Austin, TX you know the breakfast taco is king. Downtown Austin has so many breakfast taco establishments. I’m a huge fan of Torchy’s.
It was also on my Austin trip that I stumbled upon Yellowbird Hot Sauce – now I stock bottles of it. Serrano is my fav. A punch of this hot sauce and you’ve got an amazing Texas-worthy breakfast taco!
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Make the Ultimate Breakfast Tacos
Potato and egg tacos hit a new high when tater tots are involved. Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, tater tots are irresistible! But how do you stuff them with salsa and hot sauce and keep them from breakage?
How to Keep your tortillas from breaking
I take issue with tacos that fall apart. Sometimes salsa and other fillings can cause the tortillas to soften and tear – this is especially true with corn tortillas.
These Tater Tot Breakfast Tacos won’t fall apart when you load them with sauce or salsa.
What’s the secret?
It’s a trick I learned while eating tacos in again – Austin! Strengthen your tortilla by using two tortillas stuck together with a layer of melted cheese! Brilliant!
It’s a quasi-quesadilla-taco.
Another option that is a bit healthier than adding extra cheese, is to use hummus. A layer of black bean hummus between two tortillas also provides the glue to reinforce your tortillas to help you achieve maximum taco capacity!
The double taco shell makes one taco into a substantial breakfast. Serve these tacos with a side of beans and fresh fruit for a breakfast feast!
Potato and egg tacos hit a new high when tater tots are involved. Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, tater tots are irresistible!
Get your TACO SWAG on!
These breakfast tacos are filled with crispy tater tots, eggs and hot sauce for the ultimate in breakfast tacos
- 2 small corn or flour tortillas 4" or 6"
- 2 Tbs shredded cheese I used maple smoked white cheddar
- 1 bag tater tots baked (you'll only need 3-4 tots per taco, so I make about a dozen and make a few tacos for the week wrapped in foil)
- 1 eggs scrambled
- Yellowbird hot sauce
- salt and pepper
- a few pinches of Mexican oregano and/or chili powder
- jalapeños thinly sliced
- cilantro or parsley chopped
Cook the tater tots according to package directions.
While the tots cook, scramble the eggs. Set aside.
Heat a griddle coated with cooking spray on medium heat. Add one tortilla, sprinkle with cheese and top with the other tortilla. Toast each side until lightly browned, but not crunchy - you still want the tortillas to be pliable.
Fill your tortillas and enjoy or wrap in foil to take on the go!
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Actually, would never have thought of tater tots but that’s such a great idea!
And I’m more of a fan of Three Mountains hot sauce (or sriracha sauce) myself, as that’s what I always used when I lived in Thailand. Not sure most Americans could handle it though 😉
Thanks for the recipe. Looks delicious and easy!
I will have to look up the Three Mountains hot sauce! Or maybe just take trip to Thailand and taste it there! Although I’m not sure I could handle it!!
Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
Tater tots in a taco for breakfast? This may be the most creative recipe ever! Love this idea and I think my kiddos would like it too. I’m always looking for ways to spice up the boring old breakfasts we eat everyday!
They’re definitely fun for kids – and sweet potato tots would be a little healthier than regular tots. I’ve also thought about making my own tot with broccoli and potato for a little extra veggie packed tot action! Freeze them and then you have them ready for Tater tot taco day! I’m not sure what it is about tater tots – maybe the shape or crispiness, but they’re irresistible!
Marvellina | What To Cook Today
Yes…especially with corn tortillas!!! I won’t mind two tortillas glued together by cheeseeeee!!!! what a clever idea!
Cheese glue – it’s the most delicious glue out there! ha ha 🙂
What a fun idea! My girls would love this!
What a great idea. Simple way to get a hot breakfast and I love anything in a tortilla!
Holy Moly! Now THIS is what I call a breakfast! You are absolutely brilliant gluing two tortillas together with glue and stuffing it with oh so yummy tater lots! Damn, love this! 🙂
Now that’s some breakfast enthusiasm! Love it!