Breakfast Nachos - Eggs and sausage go great on tortilla chips and make for a fun and easy Tex-Mex twist on breakfast or a delicious brunch dish!
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Let it be known! For any Tex-Mex dish in existence, there is an equally delicious breakfast version of that dish.
For evidence to back this idea, I offer exhibit A – The Breakfast Nachos.
The topping possibilities are pretty unlimited, but should probably include some sort of egg and cheese, plus some good veggies.
Breakfast Nachos are actually very easy to make and definitely fun to eat. Just be careful or you might find yourself in a very solid food coma for the day.
- 8 ounces spicy pork sausage
- 4 large eggs scrambled
- ¼ red onion diced
- 1 jalapeno minced
- 2 cups pepper jack cheese grated
- 2 oz. Tortilla chips
- 1 Avocado
- ¼ cup Salsa
- ¼ cup Sour cream
- Lay out tortilla chips on a baking sheet in an even layer. Top with grated cheese.
- In a medium pan, add sausage and begin to brown over medium-high heat. Crumble sausage as it cooks and cook until it’s well-browned, about 10 minutes.
- Scramble eggs and pour into pan with sausage. Cook until eggs are barely cooked, another few minutes.
- Add eggs and sausage to tortilla chips on top of the cheese.
- Top with diced veggies.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes until cheese is melted.
- Top with avocado and cilantro and serve with salsa and sour cream.
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There’s actually very little prep for these Breakfast Nachos. Feel free to combine them with some of the more advanced nacho techniques I’ve used over the years like the individually topped chip or the cheese sauce method.
If you’re starving though, you can just throw some chips on a baking sheet!
Obviously you could add a lot of veggie toppings to these. I kept it pretty simple though and just diced up a jalapeno and a chunk of red onion.
Eggs and Sausage
When it comes to a good hardy breakfast, it’s pretty hard to beat eggs and sausage. So that’s what I used here! While you could definitely leave off the sausage for a veggie version, I’m not sure I’d leave off the eggs because then you’d just have nachos and not breakfast nachos.
If you are using the sausage though, just add it to a pan over medium-high heat and break it up as it cooks until it’s nice and browned.
Then pour in your scrambled eggs! The grease from the sausage will be more than enough to help the eggs cook.
Stir the mixture vigorously as it cooks and it’ll just take another minute or so to cook the eggs.
Don’t worry if the eggs are slightly under-cooked. We are going to bake them also so it’s better to under-cook them a bit at this point.
Finishing the Breakfast Nachos
Nothing rocket science about it. Add your cheese to the tortilla chips. I like a good pepper jack, but feel free to use almost any cheese.
Then add your egg/sausage combo followed by your veggies.
This guy is ready for the oven!
These Breakfast Nachos will need to bake for about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile you can prep your toppings. I think Betsy would leave me if I served nachos without avocado, so I sliced up one.
It is the most marriage saving of all toppings.
As soon as the nachos come out of the oven, top them with some avocado and cilantro (if that’s your thing).
I like to serve salsa and sour cream on the side so people can add their own.
This is obviously a pretty filling breakfast, but it really hits the spot on a cold winter morning. Especially if you maybe had a longer than expected night at the bar the previous night!
And yes. We did eat this entire tray of Breakfast Nachos. Do not judge!
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Geez, I’ve got to try this… Too bad college football season is over… Now then where is that Pacifico, Negra Modelo or heaven forbid a Corona? Got any tequila shooters? I think the Breakfast Nachos may replace my beloved Huevos Rancheros or Migas.
Thanks for the great idea.
On the rare occasion that I have leftover mexican food, I have used it as a filling for omlets or added to scrambled eggs – including leftover nachos. And pizza. But never from scratch. Great idea
Love this idea! You could also line the baking tray with foil to reduce the washing up ;)
What a fantastic idea!!! My grandkids will LOVE this. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
Damn….this would have rocked this morning, I should’ve read this yesterday.
I am in so much trouble. I don’t know how I’ll wait until Saturday to try this. I love any breakfast with eggs and tortillas and the potential for using hot sauce, but I’ve never done nachos. Num.
Eating chips for breakfast. Whatever! I will admit I want to try it, but this wasn’t how I raised you.
There are a few veggies on there!
Oh.. and stay out of my room! :)
what i dont understand is how the eggs dont overcook and become just hard and gross. tell me!
Undercook the eggs a bit during scrambling and then they are just in the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese. Should turn out great!
but how do the chips not get soggy?
This sounds like a great breakfast. I think it would be perfect for an early morning football game.
What temp do you bake this delicious sounding breakfast
350 degrees will do the trick. :)
Did individual scoops chips, with cheese on the bottom and top, shallots and avocado after baking. Served them with sour cream, mild and medium salsa on the side, per the recipe. Came out great. Thanks for the ideas!
replace hardy with hearty