Breakfast Street Tacos

Breakfast never tasted so good! Simple and easy, these Breakfast Street Tacos are comprised of small corn tortillas filled with all your morning favorites. Bacon and eggs combine with Mexican ingredients like refried beans, guacamole and cheese to make a quick, filling, low carb, gluten-free breakfast. Great for on-the-go or a fun “make your own” bar.

Street Tacos skewered together on white plate with avocado and salsa.

Mexican Street Tacos

Happy National Taco Day! I never get tired of tacos! I think I could eat them every day and still want more. So when I was asked if I wanted to join my fellow bloggers in creating tacos for Taco Day, you can bet I said YES!
 
Have you ever heard of street tacos? Those little bites of heaven that are sold by Mexican street vendors for an eat as you go meal? Well, if you haven’t you are in for a treat! 

Breakfast Tacos for a Quick On-The-Go Breakfast

Normally street tacos are a lunch or dinner meal with grilled meat but I decided it was high time to make a breakfast version. Now, I love my breakfast burritos but this taco, with it’s smaller corn tortilla, is a much healthier meal. It’s quick, delicious and delivers all the flavor of the larger burrito. Of course, you’ll probably opt for 3 or 4 of these babies just ’cause they are soooooo delicious.  
 
Nestled breakfast tacos with filling showing.
 
All you need are your normal breakfast ingredients, like eggs and bacon, with some Mexican favorites like refried beans, guacamole and salsa. Not only are these a make-them-your-way breakfast but totally adaptable to your diet.

How to Adapt Street Tacos

  • Add hash browns or cooked sweet potatoes
  • Change out the refried beans for black beans or charro beans
  • Opt for cotija or Oaxaca cheese instead of cheddar
  • Don’t like bacon? (Is that even possible?) Add grilled steak, chicken or pork.
  • Really bring it up a notch by piling on the sour cream if you’re not watching your diet
Sprinkles of bacon on open breakfast tacos.

Favorite Questions About Street Tacos

What is a street taco?

Street Tacos are slightly different that our American Tacos in that they are made with small soft corn tortillas, instead of the larger crispy variety. They also usually double up on the tortilla as the filling of grilled or pan-fried chicken, beef, or pork tends to be wetter and can leak through the first tortilla. 

Are street tacos healthy?

Yes, these particular tacos are fairly low in calories. Street taco tortillas are small and are filled with just a small amount of bacon and cheese on them and finished with healthier ingredients like eggs, avocado and beans. Usually 3-4 tacos are sufficient and it helps to leave off that additional tortilla.   

What’s the best type of tortilla to have if watching calories?

Stick with a corn tortilla, which is generally smaller than their counterparts, for less calories, higher fiber  count and a variety of vitamins and minerals. Next would be whole wheat tortillas, which contain the least fat, and finally a plain flour tortilla.

How to Make a Breakfast Street Taco

Prep steps to make breakfast tacos.

  1. Brown street taco tortillas in a dry skillet then spread with a thin layer of guacamole. (photo 1)
  2. Spread beans on top of guacamole. They can be refried beans, black beans or charro beans. (photo 2)
  3. Divide eggs evenly between the tortillas. (photo 3)
  4. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon. (photo 4)
  5. Garnish with  cheese. (photo 5)
  6. Finish with a dollop of salsa. (photo 6)

Ready to eat street tacos overhead closeup.

Now scarf a few of these delicious small tacos and you’ll wonder why you waited so long to make them. They are filled with protein, healthy fats and vitamins to give you a head start on the day. I even like to prepare the ingredients ahead of time, including cooking the bacon and put them in the fridge. Then all I have to do is scramble the eggs, pile it all on the tortilla, and run out the door. Great for breakfast or a snack. Enjoy!

Holding taco and ready to take a big bite.

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Breakfast Street Tacos
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Breakfast never tasted so good than when you're filling soft corn tortillas with all your morning favorites. Bacon, eggs and cheese combine with Mexican ingredients like refried beans, guacamole and cheese to make a quick, filling, low carb breakfast.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mexican
Keywords: breakfast tacos, street tacos
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 328 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 9 small corn street taco tortillas
  • 2 eggs scrambled
  • 4 pcs bacon cooked and crumbled (chorizo could be subbed as well)
  • 1/4 cup refried beans, black beans or charro beans
  • 1/3 cup Cheddar cheese shredded
  • Garnishes: guacamole salsa, fresh cilantro
Directions
  1. Scramble eggs and cook bacon then crumble.
  2. Brown street taco tortillas in a dry skillet.
  3. Spread with a thin layer of guacamole followed by refried beans.
  4. Divide eggs evenly between the tortillas then sprinkle with crumbled bacon.
  5. Garnish with cheese, a dollop of salsa and some fresh cilantro.
Recipe Notes

Favorite Questions About Street Tacos

What is a street taco?

Street Tacos are slightly different that our American Tacos in that they are made with small soft corn tortillas, instead of the larger crispy variety. They also usually double up on the tortilla as the filling of grilled or pan-fried chicken, beef, or pork tends to be wetter and can leak through the first tortilla. 

Are street tacos healthy?

Yes, these particular tacos are fairly low in calories. Street taco tortillas are small and are filled with just a small amount of bacon and cheese on them and finished with healthier ingredients like eggs, avocado and beans. Usually 3-4 tacos are sufficient and it helps to leave off that additional tortilla.   

What's the best type of tortilla to have if watching calories?

Stick with a corn tortilla, which is generally smaller than their counterparts, for less calories, higher fiber  count and a variety of vitamins and minerals. Next would be whole wheat tortillas, which contain the least fat, and finally a plain flour tortilla. 

Nutrition Facts
Breakfast Street Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 142mg47%
Sodium 439mg18%
Potassium 111mg3%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 284IU6%
Calcium 114mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy National Taco Day!

Thank you to Valentina from The Baking Fairy for hosting this one-day event!
Check out all the delicious recipes we made for the occasion:

Chorizo and Sweet Potato Breakfast Tacos by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Egg and Bacon Loaded Breakfast Tacos by Cheese Curd in Paradise
Garbage Plate Tacos by The Spiffy Cookie
Huevos Rancheros Tacos by Our Good Life
Instant Pot Pork Carnitas Tacos by The Redhead Baker
Lobster Roll Street Tacos by Daily Dish Recipes
Old-School Hard Shell Tacos by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Seared Albacore Tuna Loin Soft Tacos by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Shrimp Tacos with Apple Pomegranate Salsa by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Tacos de Calabacitas by Tip Garden
Vegan Nopales Tacos with Charred Corn and Black Bean Salsa by The Baking Fairy
Vindaloo Pork Belly Street Tacos by Palatable Pastime
Walking Taco Bar by For The Love of Food

Breakfast never tasted so good! Simple and easy, these Breakfast Street Tacos are comprised of small corn tortillas filled with all your morning favorites. Bacon and eggs combine with Mexican ingredients like refried beans, guacamole and cheese to make a quick, filling, low carb breakfast. Great for on-the-go or a fun \

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2 Comments

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    Valentina | The Baking Fairy
    10/06/2019 at 11:14 am

    These breakfast tacos look fabulous, Linda! I love all the toppings!

  • Reply
    Wendy Klik
    10/04/2019 at 2:48 pm

    So glad you joined us. These tacos look like a great way to start the day.

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