Quick dinner idea | 5 minute tacos

Easy Egg Tacos & More Easy Dinner Ideas

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


These egg tacos are the easiest dinner idea you can make! Dinner will be on the table in 5 minutes. 



4 eggs

1/2 tablespoon chili powder

1/2 tablespoon garlic powder

1/2 tablespoon cumin

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 tablespoon olive oil

4 taco sized tortillas or 8 mini tortillas

Purchased salsa fresca or pico de gallo

1 handful thinly sliced red onion

Torn cilantro leaves

Hot sauce


  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: Stove
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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