Crisp corn tortillas topped with Southwest spiced black beans, a fried egg, avocado, hot sauce, and cilantro make a delicious Tex-Mex inspired breakfast!
I’ve been meaning to share a recipe for breakfast tostadas or tacos for quite a while now. I was first introduced to the breakfast taco a few years ago when I was visiting my sister in Austin. If you live in Austin or have visited you know exactly what a breakfast taco is and I guarantee you loved it! A breakfast taco is a corn tortilla filled with all sorts of breakfast goodies like eggs, bacon, chorizo, potatoes, black beans, cheese, salsa, and pretty much all the toppings you’d find on your average taco.
My favorite place to grab a breakfast taco while I was in Austin was at Tacodeli. My sister and I would go out for our morning run then treat ourselves afterwards with one of their delicious Tex-Mex tacos. Those breakfast tacos made some of the most sweaty humid runs I’d ever experienced totally worth it!
I’m so excited because at the end of August I’ll be going back to Austin for another visit and you better believe I’ll be feasting on breakfast tacos every morning I’m there! Until then I’ll keep making these Southwest Breakfast Tostadas which are my spin on the breakfast taco. The Southwest Breakfast Tostadas are served on a crisp corn tortilla. I blackened mine up by holding it over the open flame on my gas stove. You could also broil or grill the tortillas until they are crisp if you don’t have a gas stove. Next I heated up a can of black beans in a small saucepan. Once they were warm I added cumin, chili powder, a little hot sauce, and some plain Greek yogurt. I mashed the beans, yogurt, and spices all together until they resembled refried beans.
I spread a layer of the beans on top of the crispy corn tortillas then topped them with all the amazing breakfast toppings that you might find on a breakfast taco. Cheese, an egg of course, avocado slices, cilantro, green onions, more hot sauce, and a squeeze of lime juice. The tostadas were incredible and so filling! These breakfast tostadas are a great way to change up the usual eggs and toast for breakfast, especially if you’re a lover of Southwest flavors!