Everyone’s favorite Tex-Mex flavours make an easy and tasty brunch dish. Feel free to double the recipe when we’re able to have guests over to share a meal!
1/4 cup water, milk or cream
Salt and pepper taste
3 Tbsp. butter
and again, 3 Tbsp. butter
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1 cup coarsely chopped sweet pepper, preferably a mix of colours
1/2 cup coarsely chopped zucchini
1/2 cup coarsely chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped green chilies (canned or fresh, mild or spicy)
1 tbsp. of your favourite Tex Mex seasoning, I prefer Triple Smoke Texx Mexx
Salt and pepper to taste (again!)
1/2 lb. (250 g) Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese, grated
Optional toppings for serving such as extra shredded cheese, diced avocado, black beans, finely minced jalapenos and definitely salsa!
Tortilla Shells, warmed
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Whisk eggs and water or milk together. Season with salt and pepper. Melt butter in a frying pan and add egg mixture. Scramble just until moist. Eggs will continue to cook in the oven so take care not to overcook them. Place in a large ovenproof dish and cover dish with foil to keep warm while you saute the vegetables. Melt the other butter in a frypan and saute all veggies till tender. Season with Tex-Mex seasoning, taste and add salt and pepper if necessary. Some seasoning mixes have added salt, so go easy on the salt and pepper until you’ve tasted it. Spoon over eggs, sprinkle with grated cheese and heat in oven until cheese melts, approximately 10-15 minutes.
Can be served as is, with salsa for topping, or as a breakfast wrap. To make a wrap, warm tortilla shells and place about 1/4 cup of eggs and veggies down center of tortilla. Add optional toppings, fold over and wrap up.
This recipe was first featured in the beloved Best of Bridge cookbook series back in the 1980s. It’s a dish I have turned to over and over, as the Tex-Mex flavours are always a winner with the brunch crowd. This dish also eliminates the harried last-minute cooking of other egg brunch dishes like Eggs Benny. Placing out a variety of optional toppings means it’s easy to suit individual tastes.