17 Favorite Mexican-Inspired Breakfast Recipes

Chilaquiles. Photo: Ashley Rodriguez

Ready for a break from the typical breakfast or brunch script? Consider a Mexican brunch. It's sure-fire way to spice up basic breakfast or brunch. These top-rated recipes feature everything from Mexican crullers to Mexican breakfast casseroles to a Mexican-inspired lowish-alcohol brunch cocktail. And we didn't leave out standards like chilaquiles and huevos rancheros.

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Authentic Mexican Breakfast Tacos

Authentic Mexican Breakfast Tacos
Photo by Yoly.

"Quick, easy, and delicious," says BEARNESTA. "I learned this recipe from many years of eating with the Mexican cooks at my restaurant. They like to sneak in breakfast before we open. I've grown to LOVE this breakfast. If you like spicy food, you will love this."

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Chilaquiles II

looking down at a skillet of chilaquiles with cubed avocado and sour cream

"Easy, authentic Mexican recipe that my mom taught me," says Jessica Mariscal. "It's a casserole of tortilla chips mixed with eggs and salsa, and topped with cheese. Serve with refried beans."

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Mexican Egg Bake

looking at a casserole dish of Mexican egg bake
Stacy McVay

"A zesty Mexican flavored casserole that is easy to prepare," says MOMMYMACHINE. "Baked eggs, corn tortillas, and vegetables are smothered in a hearty enchilada sauce."

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Black Bean Huevos Rancheros

Black Bean Huevos Rancheros

"Layered with black beans plus fresh salsa and shredded Monterey Jack cheese, this is a delicious version of the classic Spanish or Mexican 'rancher's eggs' dish," says ZZ.

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Chorizo Breakfast Bowls

looking down at a bowl of a chorizo breakfast bowl
My Hot Southern Mess

These Mexican-inspired breakfast bowls feature flavorful chorizo, sweet potatoes, black beans, eggs, avocado, and homemade pico de gallo. "An easy to put together chorizo breakfast bowl with a south-of-the-border flavor," says My Hot Southern Mess.

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Migas II

looking down at a plate of Migas

"This was my husband's favorite breakfast growing up in a Mexican household," says SHELLSHOCK. "Now we make it all times of day and even our kids always ask for seconds. Very simple, inexpensive, and quick to make. I sometimes add hot pepper sauce, or ingredients you would like in a omelet, but my husband prefers it the traditional way."

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Breakfast Enchiladas

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"A hearty breakfast dish that includes hashbrowns, cheese, ham and diced green chilies rolled into flour tortillas," says MAMASPICE. "A new favorite for your next brunch or office get together that can be made in advance and reheated easily the next day."

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Churros II

"These Mexican fritters are very common at fairs," says Delia. In my border hometown, the line at this stand is always overwhelming. People wait hours in line just to get a taste of these churros. I have run across several recipes but this is the best one by far."

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Mexican Hash

high angle looking at a plate of Mexican hash and eggs
Kim's Cooking Now

"Here's a hearty, eggless breakfast with minimal prep," says fabeverydayblog. "This is a Mexican-inspired variation on the traditional corned beef breakfast hash."

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Carne Asada Breakfast Burrito

low angle looking into a carne asada breakfast burrito cut in half
Trusted Brands

Seasoned strips of flank steak sizzle in the skillet with onions, potatoes, bell pepper, and jalapeno peppers to create hearty breakfast burritos. "Truly delicious!" raves Buckwheat Queen. "I knew these were going to be addictive, and they are. I used pinto beans instead of potatoes. The flavor just bursts in each bite."

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Papas con Chorizo

Papas con Chorizo
Photo by Yoly.

"This is a very common breakfast in Mexico," says Yoly. "Just grab a tortilla, fill it with papas con chorizo, top it with salsa and or avocado and breakfast is ready! Scramble some eggs in your skillet along with the chorizo mixture and now you have huevos con papas y chorizo."

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Microwave Longaniza con Huevos

looking down at a plate of microwaved longaniza con huevos

A delicious huevos breakfast ready in 10 minutes! "Longaniza is very similar to chorizo," says Yoly, the recipe submitter. "Longaniza is made with minced meat, whereas chorizo is made with ground meat. It is a favorite dish at Mexican breakfast tables, and now you can make your own longaniza con huevos at home in minutes."

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Crispy Rolled Breakfast Burrito

Crispy Rolled Breakfast Burrito
Crispy Rolled Breakfast Burrito. Chef John

The secret to Chef John's breakfast burrito is his tortilla flipping technique — it totally browns and crisps the tortilla. "I've always loved the idea of a breakfast burrito, but I've never been crazy about the execution," says Chef John. "It always bothered me that just a little of the top and bottom got browned, I mean, what about the sides? Here's a technique that takes care of both of those issues and will work no matter what ingredients you decide to use."

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Mexican-Inspired Breakfast Casserole

Mexican-Inspired Breakfast Casserole

"A fun breakfast casserole with a Mexican flair," says RCOSTIC. "It includes fresh cilantro, eggs, three kinds of cheese, and veggies. Garnish with avocado slices and sour cream." Kim rates it 5 stars and raves: "I loved this casserole! It was fairly easy to throw together, and tasted fantastic! I can see where adding some extra heat (maybe diced jalapenos) would be fantastic as well."

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Migas Breakfast Tacos

Migas Breakfast Tacos

Here's a deconstructed version of the traditional egg and fried tortilla strips breakfast known as migas. "I cook my eggs with Hatch chiles and onions, stuff a tortilla with the egg mixture, and top them with fried corn tortilla strips," says ," says Yoly.

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Carnitas Eggs Benedict with Chipotle Hollandaise

mid angle looking into two carnitas eggs benedict topped with chipotle hollandaise
France C

Here's a Mexican twist on eggs Benedict with avocado slices, leftover carnitas, and a chipotle-flavored hollandaise sauce. "Don't know what to make with your leftover carnitas? Turn it into a savory breakfast with a Mexican twist," says France C. "Garnish with cilantro and pickled red onion, if desired."

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Chef John's "Sunset" Michelada

2400517 nascar chef john's sunset michelada
Photo by Chef John.

"I've heard it described as 'Bloody Mary meets Mimosa,' which makes me never want to go to brunch again," says Chef John. "But it's also kind of accurate. This spicy, savory, tangy, amazingly refreshing cocktail is considered one of the best hot-weather, adult beverages ever. You can use tomato juice or make your own using fresh cherry tomatoes."

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