19
Jan
09

Sinfully Good Breakfast Tacos

These breakfast tacos are a special recipe from the director of Sin City, sin_city_ue31Robert Rodriguez. If you haven’t seen the movie, you should.  You’ve got Bruce Willis, Benicio Del Toro, Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen,  Rosario Dawson and many others. Can’t go wrong. But this is not my movie/book review blog so I will move right along to the deliciousness.

The Flour Tortillas

  • 2 c flour
  • ½ t salt
  • ½ t baking powder
  • ¼ c butter or lard
  • 3/4 c hot water

Crumble the fat inside flour with hands or fork, looking for a cornmeal texture. Mix hot/warm water with flour, as it gets moists set it aside and add water to the remaining dry dough as needed.

Knead dough in hand or mixer, looking for a smooth elastic texture and roll into 8 – 10 golfball size balls. Dampen a cloth w/ warm water, cover, and let sit for 20 mins

Meanwhile…

The Eggs


  • Potato, peeled and chopped
  • Corn oil
  • Corn tortillas, diced
  • Tomatoes, diced
  • Onion, diced
  • Jalapeno, diced

Add corn oil to pan, heat on medium heat. Once pot tender all the way thru, add sea salt and pepper right away, to taste. Using the oil that cooked your potatoes, toss in diced corn tortillas, let them fry.While they are cooking…

Get a teflon pan heated to medium high, let it warm while you prepare the corn tortillas. Flatten balls of dough into discs and roll them out .

Check your corn tortillas. Pull them out when finished, salt and pepper to taste.

Drain the remaining oil in the pan, throw in diced onion, tomatoes, jalapeños. Start cooking down for a few mins.

Pan for tortillas should be hot, roll disc once more, throw on tortilla, flip after 8 sec, check color, will have color if the pan is hot enough, should cook for 1 to 1 ½ mins on each side. Should bubble. Have tortilla holder and towel ready to toss finished flour tortilla in.

Meanwhile..

Over medium heat, add eggs to heated pan, put in potatoes, let set for a sec.

Slowly move the eggs around to cook, do not over cook, be sure to turn off heat to ensure not over cooked!

Next pan or same one, make eggs w/ tomatoes, onions, corn tortillas and jalapenos the same way.

Heap two plates with different sets of eggs and go to town!

Have to give the credit to my Twitter buddy, @frankjm, for this glorious recipe.

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2 Responses to “Sinfully Good Breakfast Tacos”


  1. 1 Frank
    January 19, 2009 at 5:05 am

    I have to second what he said in the video, once you make this you’ll start to crave them ALL the time. It’s an awesome meal, and it’s easy to make. I recommend using the butter for the tortillas instead of the lard. He’s right that the lard makes the tortillas roll out easier, but the taste of the butter really makes the meal.

    It’s also surprising how much the diced corn tortillas contribute to the taste. Having them nice and crispy is a great addition to the tomatoes and jalapenos.

    And is it me or is that the coolest pan he uses to cook the tortillas? I want one of those. It would make cooking a few tortillas at a time so much easier!

    Anyway thanks for posting this, Jen! Hope everyone reading likes the recipe.

  2. January 19, 2009 at 5:20 am

    No, thank YOU for the awesome, mouth-watering contribution! I am also glad you posted your experiences with cooking them. The more information when cooking, the better, I always say.

    I can not wait to try them!


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