Hearty Tex Mex Scrambled Eggs

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Tex Mex Scrambled Eggs

Start your Day with a Hearty Tex Mex Scrambled Eggs Bowl

Some mornings I wake up with a huge appetite…so a nice scrambled egg breakfast with a hot cup of fresh coffee is the first thing on my mind! And while a side of bacon would be amazing with my breakfast, I’m not always in the mood for it. I know! That’s nuts, right?!

I am almost always in the mood for eggs though, and this vegetarian Tex Mex scrambled egg bowl will hit the spot! You can easily add bacon if you want to and it’s so hearty that it’s perfect for any time of the day!

What is Tex Mex?

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Tex Mex dishes can sometimes be confused with Mexican food, but simply put, it’s a popular cuisine created from the fusion of several cultural influences (mainly Mexican, Spanish and Native American) which began near the southern border of Texas in the 1800’s.

Tex Mex flavors tend to be bolder than your authentic Mexican food which normally won’t use ingredients like yellow cheese, beef, taco seasoning, black beans, sweet bell peppers, or even taco shells! Even the sour cream isn’t traditional to Mexican dishes. Those are all Tex Mex.

And a Tex Mex scrambled eggs breakfast always hits the spot!

What’s in This Tex Mex Scrambled Egg Breakfast Dish?

Eggs

I do love me some eggs, especially scrambled eggs! One egg is packed with a whopping 6 grams of protein and contains all of the essential amino acids your body needs. And, it’s so tasty with just about anything!

Use milk and cook your eggs slowly on medium heat so they’ll be moist and fluffy.

Air Fried Potatoes

Bite-size potatoes are some of my favorite things to make in my air fryer! It’s so quick and easy that I make them at least once or twice a week. I love them as a side dish and as an alternative to potato chips when I’m feeling snacky.

If you don’t have an air fryer, no worries! You can use your oven to make these delicious little morsels! Just oil and season, spread them out on a baking dish, then bake at 425 for 25-30 minutes.

Cheddar Cheese

Add cheddar cheese right into your scrambled eggs to make it all melt in your mouth! Yum, and if you really love cheesy dishes then just add more! I found shredded cheddar cheese with taco seasoning and that’s what I use for this recipe but plain cheddar also works well.

Toppings

A few slices of tomatoes, a bit of lime, chopped cilantro, and a dollop of sour cream is all you need. You can really get creative here and add other ingredients like avocados, onions, black beans… and bacon 😊!

Spices

Spices really warm up this scrambled egg dish to bring out that Tex Mex flavor, especially the cumin!

Flour Tortillas

This meal can be served wrapped inside of a warm tortilla or with it on the side. I enjoy mine with the tortilla on the side and will tear it into 4 pieces which I stuff with different combinations of tasty bits from my dish.

Green Chili Sauce

Green chili is comfort food to me and just thinking about it makes my salivary glands go crazy! One of my favorite store bought brands is 505 Southwestern Green Chili Sauce. It’s packed with flavor and brings in a little heat but not too much heat. And for the serious non-meat eaters, it’s vegan!

Let’s Make this Tex Mex Scrambled Eggs Breakfast Dish!

How to Make Crispy Air Fried Potatoes

The potatoes will take the longest to make so start here.

Preheat your air fryer to 375°, then chop your potatoes into small cubes, about 3/4″ thick. Toss them with some olive oil and seasoning.

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If you’re using an air fryer with trays space your potatoes out so they crisp up evenly.

If you have a basket air fryer you may need to cook your potatoes in batches depending on how much room you might have, and give it a shake halfway through to ensure even cooking.

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Air fry your potatoes at 375° for 15 minutes. Depending on the size of your potatoes you may need to add more time if needed, but don’t overdo it or your potatoes might dry out.

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Next, Prepare your Toppings.

Slice your tomatoes, lime wedges, and chop your cilantros. Shred your cheese if you’re using block cheese. Set them aside.

Add your green chili sauce to a saucepan and heat on medium to low. Keep an eye on it and stir occasionally. Once it’s nice and hot put the lid on it and set it to low.

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It’s Time to Make some Moist & Fluffy Eggs.

Tip: Wait until the air fryer has about 5 minutes left before you start your eggs so they aren’t cold before your potatoes are ready.

Preheat your pan on medium heat, then crack your eggs into a bowl and make sure no bits of shell have slipped in.

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Add your milk & spices. The milk is optional but it’s what makes your scrambled eggs moist and fluffy. You can use soy, almond, or any other milk.

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Stir well with a fork until you see air bubbles and the yolk is mixed in with the egg whites.

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Before you add the eggs to your pan, check your potatoes. They should be very close to done at this point but if not, add another minute or two.

When you’re down to the last minute on the air fryer it’s time to warm up your tortillas. Place them in your air fryer and the remaining time left will heat them up nicely. Don’t put them in any sooner or they will dry out.

You can also wrap your tortillas with a paper towel and warm them up in the microwave for 30 – 45 seconds after the eggs are finished. Timing it this way will ensure your tortillas are warm when you’re ready to eat.

Now you can butter up your pan (be somewhat generous) and pour your eggs in. Your pan must absolutely be able to cook your eggs without sticking or your eggs will not cook right.

Let it sit for a minute or two until you can see the edges starting to cook. Give it another 30 seconds or so, then gently push the edges towards the center, tilt your pan and let the liquid egg take its place.

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When your eggs look almost done turn your heat off and add in your shredded cheese. Let it melt into your eggs and gently scramble. Add them to your bowls while they are still a wee bit shiny.

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Serving Your Tex Mex Scrambled Eggs

There is more than one way to eat this meal but my favorite way is to add the eggs, then green chili, then the toppings to a bowl with my tortilla off to the side. I’ll tear my tortilla into pieces and stuff them with different combination of ingredients so each bite isn’t the same.

Tip: Keeping the green chili between the eggs and the rest of the ingredients keeps the potatoes from getting soggy.

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You can also add everything right into your tortilla and smother it with green chili, or add a side of bacon with your meal if you want to add a little extra protein.

I hope you enjoy this Tex Mex scrambled egg breakfast idea, however way you choose to serve it up! Please do let me know how it was for you! I’ll be back with more recipes soon!