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Breakfast Tacos Recipe with Chipotle Sour Cream

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You’ll be making this healthy breakfast tacos recipe again and again! They are so EASY and ready in less than 30 minutes! Make these breakfast egg taco recipe for an easy breakfast, brunch, or even a weeknight dinner (in which case be sure you serve them with my delish virgin margaritas).

And if you love Mexican-ish recipes, be sure to try my black bean tostadas, slow cooker salsa chicken, black bean and cheese burritos, and Chipotle copycat corn salsa next time.

This recipe for breakfast tacos is full of good stuff. I’m talking black beans, scrambled eggs, caramelized onions, fresh avocado slices, and, CHIPOTLE SOUR CREAM! It’s pretty much the breakfast dreams are made of and definitely the best breakfast tacos recipe around. And if you like eggs throughout the day (who doesn’t?), they would make a killer lunch or easy weeknight dinner.

While I love all of the components of these tacos, it’s the chipotle sour cream that I want to put on anything and everything. It takes two-minutes to make so don’t even think about leaving it off!

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Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

What You’ll Love About Breakfast Tacos

  • Delicious combination of flavors
  • Easy and simple ingredients
  • Nutritious and satisfying
  • Great any time of the day


This vegetarian breakfast tacos recipe is made with simple ingredients:

  • Onion – I prefer white onions, but yellow or red can also work.
  • Butter – Use high quality butter for best flavor.
  • Sour cream – Use whatever type of sour cream you prefer. You can also use plain Greek yogurt.
  • Chipotle peppers – Look for canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. They are sometimes found in the Hispanic section of grocery stores.
  • Eggs – Use high quality eggs for best flavor.
  • Salt and pepper
  • Tortillas – You can use corn or flour tortillas. I prefer corn here for classic flavor, but you can’t go wrong with flour either.
  • Black bean – Use canned black beans or serve them with the best refried black beans.
  • Toppings – See a whole list below, and if you want to go basic, don’t skip the cilantro and avocado.
Ingredients to make breakfast tacos.

How to Make Breakfast Egg Taco

Homemade breakfast tacos are so easy to make:

  • Caramelize the onions. Heat butter in a medium saute pan and caramelize and lightly browned.
  • Mix chipotle sour cream. In a small bowl, stir together finely chopped chipotle peppers and stir together with sour cream.

TIP: Add more or less of the sauce, depending on how spicy you want it. More sauce, more spice.

chipotle sour cream in a bowl
  • Scramble eggs. Melt some butter into the pan and then slowly stir the eggs, almost continuously, until they have just set. They will melt in your mouth!

TIP: If you really want creamy eggs, try out this recipe for Anthony Bourdain scrambled eggs – just leave out the bacon and chives. Otherwise, I prefer the low and slow method.

Eggs in bowl with whisk.
  • Heat components. Heat black beans (in microwave or saute pan) and heat tortillas as desired.

TIP: If you are using corn tortillas and you have a gas stove, I highly recommend heating them directly up over a burner. Be careful as they burn quickly. You really need to watch them!

More Toppings for Breakfast Tacos:

I don’t think the breakfast tacos need much more than avocado and cilantro, but mexican egg breakfast recipes can be dressed up or down with toppings. That’s the beauty! So if you want to add a bit more, try some fresh tomatoes or salsa.

Storage Instructions

Store components in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

How to reheat

Reheat eggs just until warmed through and heat beans and tortillas as desired .

Breakfast egg taco on a plate.

How to Serve Breakfast Egg Tacos to the Whole Family

I get it, feeding kids can be tough! But following the Division of Responsibility and knowing your job and your child’s job makes it SO much more enjoyable. You’ll be able to feed your kids any meal, which will help ensure that they are eating a variety of nutritious foods – with plenty of play food sprinkled in. 😉

Serve the healthy breakfast tacos recipe family-style letting everyone make their own taco according to their own preferences. My kids tend to go really crazy with taco toppings, and while it’s sometimes difficult to not comment on their (what I think is odd!) concoctions, I don’t say anything.

Some kids might prefer the components separate and that’s also ok.

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If you like this recipe for breakfast tacos you might also like some of these other easy Mexican-ish recipes:

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Breakfast Taco Recipe with Chipotle Sour Cream

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You’ll be making this egg breakfast tacos recipe on repeat! Easy and perfect for brunch OR weeknight dinners.


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  • 1/2 onion, sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 Tbsp. butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 12 peppers from a can of chipotles in adobo
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 15 oz. can of refried black beans
  • optional: avocado slices, cilantro


  1. Heat 1/2 tablespoon of the butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onions to pan. Cook for about 7-9 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are lightly browned and caramelized. Set aside and wipe out pan.
  2. While onions are cooking, finely chop the chipotle peppers (you can basically mash them together) and mix into sour cream in a small bowl. Add some of the sauce from the can as desired and depending on how spicy you want it.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk eggs and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter to nonstick skillet and scramble eggs over medium-low heat, stirring frequently (or constantly) if you want them really creamy.
  5. Meanwhile, heat beans until hot. (In microwave or small saucepan.)
  6. Heat tortillas as desired. (In microwave or over gas burner on stove.)
  7. Assemble tacos: layer beans, eggs, onions, and sour cream on tortillas. Top with avocado and cilantro if desired.

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  1. Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner

    Yum. Goat cheese is pretty much the only cheese I don’t like (I know, weird), so I’m fine with you leaving it off. This looks wonderful. Only I’d probably make them for dinner, because I’m way too lazy to cook that much in the morning.