We loved these Low-Carb Breakfast Tacos with Sausage, Peppers, and Eggs; add a can of diced green chiles to the eggs if you want to spice them up a bit more! And these tasty breakfast tacos are kid-friendly and South Beach Diet Phase One.
It's the first day of Fall, and although I always have mixed feelings about saying goodbye to summer, I do love the wonderful Indian Summer weather in Utah this time of year. Around here fresh garden vegetables keep coming for weeks after it's offically Autumn, so sometimes I have a hard time shifting gears to colder-weather food. But I think these Low-Carb Breakfast Tacos with Sausage, Peppers, and Eggs are something that would taste good no matter what the weather was doing outside, so they're perfect for a season-spanning breakfast.
This recipe was inspired by two new products I'm current infatuated with for low-carb cooking: Mission Carb Balance Fajita-Size Whole Wheat Tortillas, and Jenni-O Lean MildTurkey Breakfast Sausage Rolls. I had both of these in the fridge one day when Jake came to test recipes, and we came up with the idea of using them in these breakfast tacos, definitely a winner. (Neither of these companies is paying me to promote their products, just in case anyone is wondering about that.)
Here's a photo of the fajita-size low-carb tortillas and the turkey breakfast sausage that inspired the recipe. Brown the sausage in a little olive oil, then add a chopped red pepper and a chopped green pepper and cook until they're just starting to soften.
You can remove the sausage and peppers to a plate, but I just used another pan to cook the scrambled eggs. Use medium (or medium-low) heat and stir constantly while the eggs are cooking, stopping when your eggs still look kind of wet. (If you want to up the spicy factor in this recipe, stir a small can of diced green chiles into the eggs before you cook them.)
Then put the sausage/peppers combination into the pan with the egg (heat the sausage mixture for a minute or two first if needed.) Gently combine the eggs, sausage, and peppers. Heat tortillas in the microwave (or wrap in foil and heat in the oven when you start cooking if you're making this for a crowd.). Fill the hot tortillas with the sausage-peppers-egg mixture, add a little grated cheese and your breakfast tacos are ready!
Serve hot with extra cheese, salsa, and/or sour cream, and if you want more spiciness add some Green Tabasco Sauce, Cholula, or your favorite hot sauce.
Low-Carb Breakfast Tacos with Sausage, Peppers, and Eggs
(Makes 8 individual breakfast tacos; recipe created by Kalyn and Jake.)
8 fajita-size low-carb whole wheat tortillas (I used Mission Carb Balance Fajita-Size Whole Wheat Tortillas)
1 lb. turkey or pork ground breakfast sausage (I used Jenni-O Lean MildTurkey Breakfast Sausage Rolls)
2 tsp. + 2 tsp. olive oil (use less oil for pork sausage)
1 red pepper, chopped into small pieces
1 green bell pepper, chopped into small pieces
10 eggs, beaten to combine yolks and whites
1 can (4 oz.) diced green chiles (to add to eggs if you want more heat, optional)
1/2 tsp. Spike Seasoning (or use your favorite seasoning for eggs)
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste for seasoning eggs
1 cup Mexican 4 Cheese Blend + more for adding at the table if desired
sour cream for serving (optional)
salsa for serving (optional)
Green Tabasco Sauce, Cholula or your favorite hot sauce for serving (optional)
Have the tortillas, beaten eggs, grated cheese, sour cream, salsa, and hot sauce ready when you start to cook because this comes together quickly and you want the tacos hot when you eat them. (If you're making this for a few people, it's easiest to wrap the tortillas in foil and heat in the oven while you're cooking the filling.)
Heat 2 tsp. olive oil in a large frying pan; add the sausage and cook over medium-high heat, breaking apart as it cooks, until the sausage is cooked through and nicely browned. While sausage cooks, remove stem end and seeds from the red and green bell peppers and cut the peppers into small pieces. When sausage is cooked and browned, add the diced peppers and cook just until they're starting to soften, about 3-4 minutes more.
Either remove sausage mixture to a plate or heat the other 2 tsp. oil in a second pan to cook the eggs. (If you're using the diced green chiles, add them to the egg mixture before you add eggs to the pan.) Heat oil over medium (or medium-low heat) and when it's hot add eggs all at once. Use a turner to stir constantly and scrape the partially cooked egg from the bottom and edges of the pan while the eggs cook, stopping when the eggs are mostly firm, but still quite wet looking. (Don't overcook, eggs will continue to cook even after you turn off the heat.)
When eggs are done, push them to one side and add the sausage-peppers mixture (Heat this for a minute or two first if needed.) Gently combine the sausage, peppers, and eggs.
Heat individual tortillas in the microwave (or remove from oven if you're heating them in foil.) Fill each tortilla with the sausage-peppers-egg mixture and top with about 2 tablespoons of grated cheese. Serve hot, with extra cheese, salsa, sour cream, and hot sauce of your choice to add at the table.
South Beach Diet / Low-Carb Diet Suggestions:
Using low-carb tortillas would make this a great choice for most Low-Carb eating plans, but tortillas are limited to Phase 2 or 3 for the South Beach Diet. South Beach would recommend the turkey breakfast sausage I used, but if you're following another type of low-carb plan you may prefer pork sausage.
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More Tasty Breakfasts with Mexican Flavors:
(Recipes from other blogs not always South Beach Diet or Low-Carb friendly; check ingredients.)
Egg Burritos ~ Kalyn's Kitchen
Mexican Gashouse Eggs ~ Kitchen Parade
Mexican Baked Eggs with Black Beans, Tomatoes, Green Chiles, and Cilantro ~ Kalyn's Kitchen
Enchilada Breakfast Casserole ~ Chew Out Loud
Fifteen-Minute Salsa Verde Eggs ~ Kalyn's Kitchen
Mexican Omelet Pie ~ Very Culinary
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