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Breakfast Tacos with Taqueria Salsa

A straightforward method to Austin’s pride and joy: the breakfast taco.

By Jessica Vargas
Jun 9, 2023
breakfast tacos recipe
25 Minutes
4 Servings
Easy

In Austin, breakfast tacos are a way of life. Any trip here ought to begin and end with (at least) a few, topped with dealer’s choice of salsa. Here, it’s a simple salsa verde made from spicy serrano chiles and piquant tomatillos, along with the requisite lime juice and some avocado for body—when it’s all blended together, it’s the perfect thing to offset the savory richness of the eggs and bacon. And while we love a secret ingredient, you won’t find any of those here. Instead, just a straightforward approach to Austin’s unofficial dish—and the closest you’ll get to sampling it without making the trip.

Breakfast Tacos with Taqueria Salsa

A straightforward method to Austin’s pride and joy: the breakfast taco.

Jessica Vargas

25 Minutes
4 Servings
Easy
Ingredients
  • For the taqueria salsa:
  • 1 pound tomatillos (about 8 medium), husks and stems removed, rinsed
  • 1-3 small serrano chiles, stems removed
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more if needed
  • 1 avocado, halved, pitted, and skin removed, roughly chopped
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • For the tacos:
  • Corn or flour tortillas, warmed
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Crispy bacon (optional)
  • Shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese
  • Lime wedges
Instructions
    1.

    Make the salsa: place tomatillos and serranos in a medium Stainless Saucier or Saucepan and cover with about  1 cup water, making sure everything is submerged.

    2.

    Cover and bring to a boil, then remove lid, lower heat, and simmer until tomatillos and serranos are tender, about 15 minutes.

    3.

    Transfer to a blender and let cool slightly.

    4.

    Add garlic, salt, avocado, and lime juice. Blend well. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Can be stored in fridge for up to 3 days.

    5.

    Assemble the tacos: Fill each tortilla with eggs, bacon, and cheese. Squeeze lime juice over top and finish with a drizzle of Taqueria salsa.

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