Breakfast Tacos

One of my favorite blogs is $5 Dinners, Erin has such great ideas, and even though my family is larger than hers, I can still keep my meals under $5 by using her recipes.  One of the most frugal dinners you can serve is breakfast. I love having breakfast for dinner, but was getting tired of the same old, pancakes, eggs etc. Then I came across, Breakfast Tacos. These were quick, easy and the whole family loved them, which is a feat in itself.

I started with 4 medium sized potatoes and cut them in pretty small chunks so they would cook faster. I sprinkled the potatoes with salt, pepper and Greek Seasoning.


Then I added 10 eggs, I (well actually I had my husband) scrambled them and add some salt, pepper and Greek Seasoning to them, then into the pan on top of the potatoes.


I served them on a soft tortilla with a little cheese. My husband and middle son added salsa to theirs.


We also had fresh cantelope and watermelon. And homemade strawberry/banana smoothies.


It was a fun, vitamin packed meal.

4 potatoes  $.32

10 Eggs    $.70

Tortillas  $1.00

Cheese  $.50

Fruit  $1.50  (on sale at Kroger, .97 for cantelope and $2.00 for watermelon, used half)

Strawberries  $.99 (on sale at Aldi’s, used 1 container)

4 bananas  $.72

1 container yogurt  $.43

Total  $6.16  (I didn’t quite hit the $5 mark, but 6 of us ate, so it still was pretty good)

I think I will make up a batch of these to keep in the frig, the boys can heat up the egg mixture, put it on a tortilla and have a quick breakfast this summer.

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  1. I love breakfast for dinner also. Your recipe sounds yummy! I do eggs in tortillas also for breakfast.

  2. Hi!
    This sounds so yummy! And easy to make! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!


  3. That looks so yummy! I don’t eat breakfast but that would be a great lunch! I may make it today! TFS and Playing along today!

  4. WE LOVE breakfast tacos!!! We’re lucky that my hubby and friends hunt so I usually have some deer sausage or chorizo to scramble into our eggs and that usually costs nothing! 😉 YAY

  5. My kids love breakfast and this seems fast and easy I can cut up the potatoes the night before. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  6. Yum! Here is mine.

  7. Ok now I am officially starving!!! That looks soo ..good! I think I might make this for dinner tonight.

  8. I love $5 Dinners too! I’ll have to try this one!

  9. Thrifty and yummy! These look awesome!

  10. This sounds great!

  11. Sounds great, and those smoothies look very good!

  12. You have one of my great posts of the the week.
    .-= JDaniel4’s Mom´s last blog ..Shearing or Plucking A Sheep =-.

  13. I make something similar with green chilies! Yummy stuff!! I should make up another big batch soon, because now I have a craving!
    .-= ali @ an ordinary mom´s last blog ..Kids Crack Me Up! =-.

  14. My family loves this type of food….so good, easy, and inexpensive. I sometimes freeze breakfast burritos during the school year so my girls can heat them up and have a warm start to their day.

  15. If you want to add a little something to your tacos or in my house we just eat the mix for breakfast with a little ketchup and hot sauce.

    I make the potatoes and let them crisp a little, add sausage (or turkey sausage they don’t even know the difference), onion, minced garlic, pepper (or garlic pepper.. we love garlic!) and a small amount of garlic salt. It’s so good and you can always make extra for later.

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