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Cooking solo? It’s hard to get a delicious, nutritious meal on the table, especially if you’re on your own and tight on time. So we’ve gone through our archives to round up our favorite dinner ideas and recipes for one, for nights where you’re cooking solo and don’t have a moment to spare. Some of these aren’t even really “recipes,” they’re more like meal ideas. Feel free to customize them to make them your own, based on what’s on hand in your pantry!

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Egg tacos

Dinner Ideas for One: Quick Egg Tacos & More!


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 tacos 1x

Description

You won’t believe the flavor in these fast and easy egg tacos! The vegetarian “taco meat” filling works for any meal of the day.


Ingredients

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  • 4 eggs
  • ½ tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½ tablespoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 taco-sized flour tortillas or corn tortillas
  • Pico de gallo or salsa fresca
  • 1 handful thinly sliced red onion
  • Torn cilantro leaves
  • Hot sauce

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the 4 eggs. Add the chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, and kosher salt, and whisk until combined.
  2. In a skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the eggs and cook over medium low heat, scraping as the eggs solidify, about 3 to 4 minutes total. As you scrape, they’ll start to form together into a meat-like texture. Don’t scrape too much or you’ll make too small of pieces: just enough for that it comes together! 
  3. If time, warm and char the tortillas by placing them on an open gas flame on medium for a few seconds per side, flipping with tongs, until they are slightly blackened and warm. (See How to Warm Tortillas.)
  4. Top with salsa fresca (drain extra liquid before serving), thin sliced red onions, torn cilantro leaves, and hot sauce.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican Inspired
  • Diet: Vegetarian

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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2 Comments

  1. Jessie Slack says:

    The omelette recipe from your book is our favourite super quick dinner!

    1. Sonja says:

      That makes our day! We’re so glad to hear it. That one is indeed lightning fast too! Thanks for cooking from our book!