Hey everyone! Amanda from Old House to New Home sharing something completely new for me here, a breakfast recipe!! My family loves these Southwestern Breakfast Taquitos because they taste great, are healthy, and really mix up breakfast! And these are not only delicious, but convenient as well, because they can be made ahead and frozen and then heated up for quick, on the go breakfast!
Not familiar with taquitos? They are a form of a taco, usually a rolled up tortilla, stuffed with some type of meat and cheese, and then baked or fried until crispy. My version is baked to keep these on the healthy side!
Southwestern Breakfast Taquitos
I know school is over for most of us, but I bet you and your kids are still running off to camps, mornings at the pool, errands, and wherever life pulls you, so these are perfect to keep on hand in the freezer to take with you in the car. Not only that, but they are great to make when you are pregnant so that you can make sure you have an easy breakfast to grab when you are busy with your newborn. Even better, you could make these for an expectant friend with instructions on how to reheat them! Everyone always brings dinner to new parents,so why not switch it up and bring breakfast? I know I would have loved if someone brought me these!!
I love the southwestern flare these have with the salsa and black beans, but if you aren’t a fan, you could switch it up and just have the veggies, add a different meat like sausage, or just do egg and cheese for a picky eater! I added the ham because we had some on hand and because my husband insists on meat with his eggs! He has been taking these to work and heating them up to eat at his desk, so I wanted to make sure I included some meat to help fill him up!
Make these now and enjoy all summer long, or pin for fall whenever the school year starts back up! Either way, your family will these love these taquitos and you will be happy to have a healthy and filling breakfast option for your kids (or hungry husbands!)
The amounts listed below are just guidelines. If you want more or less of anything, feel free to play around with it!
Southwestern Breakfast Taquitos
- 10 medium sized flour tortillas
- 1 small onion diced
- 1/2 red pepper diced
- 1/4 cup diced ham optional
- 4 oz. black beans rinsed and drained well
- 1/2 cup chunky salsa
- 1/2-1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
- 6 eggs beaten
- 1 tsp. oil
- garlic powder
- additional salsa sour cream, guacamole, for serving
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and spray a baking sheet with non stick spray.
- In a frying pan, combine oil, onion, pepper, ham and cook until onion and pepper are tender.
- Add black beans and salsa and stir to combine. Taste and then add salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste.
- Remove mixture from pan and set aside. Keep pan on the stove for the eggs.
- Scramble the eggs in the same pan. Cook to your desired texture. Remove from stove and get ready to roll your taquitos.
- Lay your tortillas on a flat surface. Put a heaping tablespoon full of the veggie/bean mixture down the left side of the tortilla. Top with another tbsp. or two of egg, then sprinkle with cheese. Roll from the stuffed side to the empty side, rolling tightly as you go. Put on baking sheet seam side down.
- Repeat with all 10 tortillas.
- Spray tops of taquitos with cooking spray then bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown and crispy on the edges.
- Eat immediately and serve with salsa and sour cream or see instructions below for flash freezing.
- You can also freeze the baked taquitos as well. To reheat, remove from freeze the night before and bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
- *to flash freeze: put the baking sheet in the freezer with the taquitos not touching. After 25 minutes remove from sheet and put in a zip lock bag and return to the freezer. Flash freezing makes it so they don't freeze together! T