¡Breakfast Nachos!

Though I make pancakes all the time for the kiddos, I am really more of a savory breakfast person. When Mike and I were on vacation in Cancun years ago, we went every morning for a big breakfast, and I loved chilaquiles, corn tortillas as a foundation for beans, salsas, cheeses and crema (like our sour cream). Then my friend Lisa invited us over for brunch one time and served us breakfast nachos, which is our American version of chilaquiles, and so delicious and fun. Kids love topping the crunchy tortilla chips with their favorite things, and it just puts you in a festive mood. You can even use leftover chili or black bean soup, and you can top with scrambled eggs or fried eggs. ¡Ole!

¡Breakfast Nachos!

 


¡Breakfast Nachos!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mexican
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Serves: 4
You can multiply this recipe as you see fit, this recipe makes breakfast for 4 people.
Ingredients
  • bag of your favorite tortilla chips (I love Tostitos Simply Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips)
  • 8 eggs
  • ¼ cup half and half or whole milk
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • shredded cheddar or Monterrey Jack cheese
  • salsa or taco sauce
  • Additional toppings, all up to you:
  • sliced avocado or guacamole
  • sour cream
  • pickled jalapenos (Mt. Olive Brand)
  • black beans, refried beans, or chili
  • cooked rice
Instructions
  1. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil and preheat your oven to broil. Spread as many tortilla chips as you'd like onto the foil in as close to a single layer as possible.
  2. Crack the eight eggs into a bowl and scramble with the half and half, salt and pepper.
  3. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium low, melt the butter and pour in the eggs. Gently stir the eggs every few seconds until they are set but not wet. Distribute the scrambled eggs over the tortilla chips.
  4. If you're using beans or chili, use your microwave to heat them up and then distribute over the chips.
  5. Sprinkle over cheese and put in the oven at least 6 inches from the cooking element so it doesn't burn and broil for 2-4 minutes until cheese is melted, keeping an eye on it the whole time.
  6. Remove from the oven and top with salsa or taco sauce, avocado or guacamole, sour cream and pickled jalapenos. Or if you're having a party, set out bowls with these things and let people help themselves. You can even add scallions or bacon or other toppings you love.
  7. Lift the nachos by the foil to transfer right to a big serving platter and enjoy!

 

 

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