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. Rob says:

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

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  3. Sherrie says:

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


  4. Anissa says:

    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!

  5. 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

  6. Erica says:

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

  7. Yum! Here is mine.

  8. Tara says:

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

  9. Felicia says:

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

  10. Thrifty and yummy! These look awesome!

  11. Jerri says:

    This sounds great!

  12. AJacobsen says:

    Sounds great, and those smoothies look very good!

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

  14. 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! =-.

  15. LisaE says:

    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.

  16. Alyssa says:

    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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