The Best Mexican Breakfast Recipes
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.
Authentic Mexican Breakfast Tacos
"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."
"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."
Mexican Egg Bake
"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."
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.
Chorizo Breakfast Bowls
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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Here's a hearty, eggless breakfast with minimal prep," says fabeverydayblog. "This is a Mexican-inspired variation on the traditional corned beef breakfast hash."
Carne Asada Breakfast Burrito
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."
Papas con Chorizo
"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."
Microwave 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."
Carnitas Eggs Benedict with Chipotle Hollandaise
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."
Chef John's "Sunset" Michelada
"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."