Sunday, June 30, 2013

Breakfast taco cups

Brunch is my favorite meal.  I love everything about it.  The time of day, the flexibility of foods, the gathering of friends that tend to accompany good food. My favorite brunches those that begin with a hot, strong cup of coffee with cream and segway into a mimosa or moscato. While I usually make a frittata or a basic strata when I'm hosting, this time I went for something with a tex-mex slant. Turns out they were especially delicious with the quick pico de gallo on top.  

Make sure you have:
10 large eggs
12 corn tortillas
cooking oil (for softening the tortillas)
cooked fajita/taco meat or chorizo or roasted veggies
shredded cheddar or jack cheese

And then:
Preheat oven to 375
Warm tortillas in microwave or in a bit of warm cooking oil (this helps them get nice and crispy)
Place one tortilla into each cup of a muffin tin, folding edges as needed to make a sturdy base
Cook tortillas in the warmed oven for 8-10 minuts, until they are starting to firm, but not brown
Remove muffin tin from oven, and carefully layer meat & cheese within each cup
In a separate bowl, beat and season the eggs with salt and pepper
Pour eggs carefully into each cup
Bake for 15 minutes or until eggs have set and tortillas are browned and crispy on edges
Serve with salsa or pico de gallo and cholula or tabasco sauce

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