Mexican Fiesta Breakfast Scramble

Mexican fiesta breakfast scramble

Some mornings, you just need an extra little push to get going, you know? Last Sunday was one of those mornings for me. It was late February yet the temperatures resembled those of January, the insides of my nose kept freezing every time I had to take the dog outside, I had papers to grade and a midterm of my own to study for, and I was just not feeling motivated. So naturally, I decided to take a little extra time (i.e. “procrasti-cooking”) to fix a nice and very colorful breakfast to give me the energy I needed to tackle the day! This breakfast scramble combines a bunch of different veggies for a filling and flavor-packed meal with a vibrant, fiesta-like feel. It’s also super easy to customize – just throw in whatever veggies you have on hand!

Mexican fiesta breakfast scramble

Mexican fiesta breakfast scramble

Mexican Fiesta Breakfast Scramble

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Time: 30 minutes
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Ingredients

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large sweet potato (about 10 ounces), cut into 1/4-1/3-inch cubes
1 small onion (yellow or red), diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
6 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1 avocado, diced
cilantro
salt and pepper

Instructions

1. Heat the oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Add the cubed sweet potatoes and cook for 5 minutes, until slightly softened. Add onion, bell pepper, and jalapeño and cook until onions are tender and translucent, about 8-10 minutes.

2. Whisk together eggs and milk, adding salt and pepper as desired.

3. Once the sweet potatoes are soft enough that you can easily pierce them with a fork, pour the beaten eggs over the vegetables in the skillet. Cook, swirling a spatula around periodically to ensure all the eggs come into contact with the skillet surface.

4. When the eggs are nearly cooked (they should still have a slightly shiny, wet appearance), sprinkle grated cheese on top and place a lid on top of the skillet. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until cheese has melted.

5. Serve topped with diced avocado and cilantro.

17 Comments on Mexican Fiesta Breakfast Scramble

    • CakePants
      March 2, 2014 at 10:23 am (1 year ago)

      Yum indeed! Thanks for stopping by :)

      Reply
  1. Rachel
    March 3, 2014 at 5:35 am (1 year ago)

    This looks so bright and colourful, I can’t wait to try it!

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    • CakePants
      March 3, 2014 at 10:03 pm (1 year ago)

      I definitely recommend it – enjoy!

      Reply
  2. fooddood
    March 3, 2014 at 2:39 pm (1 year ago)

    When I saw this, I wanted to run out to the store to get the ingredients – definitely on my list of must try dishes.

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    • CakePants
      March 3, 2014 at 10:04 pm (1 year ago)

      Excellent! I’m glad to have made it on the list 😀

      Reply
    • CakePants
      March 4, 2014 at 7:28 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks! I typically make pancakes or something else sweet for a breakfast treat, but this was a really nice change of pace. I’ll have to make savory breakfast recipes more often!

      Reply
  3. Allison (Spontaneous Tomato)
    March 4, 2014 at 6:17 pm (1 year ago)

    Such a super colorful and delicious-looking breakfast! I am also a (big) fan of procrasti-cooking. :)

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    • CakePants
      March 4, 2014 at 7:22 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks! Yes, procrasti-cooking, procrasti-baking, procrasti-cleaning…they’re all great options, haha

      Reply
    • CakePants
      March 8, 2014 at 6:02 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, and thank you for stopping by!

      Reply
  4. fooddood
    March 8, 2014 at 10:20 pm (1 year ago)

    We had this tonight – very tasty! And not too spicy either :-)

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    • CakePants
      March 8, 2014 at 11:32 pm (1 year ago)

      Yay, breakfast for dinner!! Glad to hear that you enjoyed it!

      Reply
  5. Maya
    April 23, 2014 at 3:47 am (1 year ago)

    I love love love avocados! This looks really good. Gonna try it this weekend! Thanks for sharing :)

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    • CakePants
      April 29, 2014 at 3:15 pm (1 year ago)

      Me too – I had the good fortune of getting to eat some home grown avocados this past weekend, and I SO wish I lived in the right climate to have my own tree! Thanks for stopping by :)

      Reply

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