There are some days that I crave a big plate of nachos. I’ve had several different kinds and have really enjoyed them all. But the one kind I’ve never had is breakfast nachos. Yes, you read right breakfast nachos. Have you even heard of such a thing? I actually thought of this one Sunday morning. The first thought I had after I opened my eyes was…. I want nachos. Yes, I sometimes think about food right when I wake up…..don’t you? My second thought was, but I should be eating something that’s breakfasty…..is that even a word? If it’s not it should be. Anyway, my third thought was, why can’t I turn breakfast foods into nachos. Out of curiosity, I looked up to see if breakfast nachos was a thing. It turns out that yes, there is such a thing. One thing about nachos, you can make them your own….the tortillas are your blank canvas, just add all of your favorite goodies that make your taste buds sing.
So for these breakfast nachos I started with one of my favorite brand of tortilla chips, then piled on some fluffy, scrambled eggs, crispy bacon….can’t forget the cheese. I threw it in the oven to get all of that cheese all melted and for all the flavors to come together for each tasty bite. I then topped it off with some salsa and sour cream.
This is something that you can add some of your favorite breakfast ideas as well, This will even be great for brunch. Make as little or as much as you like. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so there is your reason to indulge a bit for your morning meal.
Here’s what you need:
These served 2, but you can always add more to double the servings.
*Tortilla chip; about 1/4 of a bag
*4 large eggs
*2 tsp. butter
*salt and pepper to taste
*4 slices of bacon, cooked crisp and crumble
*1/2 cup shredded cheese; I used a cheddar Colby jack blend.
*salsa your favorite brand mild, medium or hot
*dried or fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)
Preheat oven to 375°
Spray a baking sheet with no stick spray or line with parchment paper.
Spread tortilla chips on to the baking sheet .
Sprinkle half of the cheese over the tortillas chips; set aside.
Heat a non stick pan on medium heat and add the butter.
Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk until a light froth starts to form.
Pour the eggs into the pan. With a spatula, start to pull the eggs inward when it begins to set.
Add salt and pepper to taste. Keep lightly pulling the eggs across the pan until they are fully set but still moist and fluffy.
Break up the eggs and spread across the tortilla chips and cheese then add the bacon.
Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the eggs and bacon.
Bake for about 5 to 7 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the tortilla chips start to toast.
Top with salsa, sour cream and cilantro.
Serve and enjoy!