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Mexico Foods Breakfast Ideas

Every cuisine has its own ideas about breakfast. Savory breakfasts are popular in some countries and in other countries, a fruit or chocolate croissant or pastry are preferred. Some people like a full breakfast with sausages, bacon, eggs, pancakes, fruit and more and others are content with a cup of coffee. Whatever your personal preferences may be, there are various breakfast ideas to think about if you want to eat breakfast Mexican style.

If you are on vacation in Mexico, you will be able to order ham and eggs or bacon and eggs if you like. Most Mexicans like to have a sweet pastry or sweet bread and a cup of coffee, because their lunches are large and begin around 11AM. Lunch is the biggest meal of the day in Mexico and social lunches or business lunches can go on for hours. Dinner is more like a light snack, which is why a lot of Mexicans have a very small breakfast.

Egg-Based Breakfasts

Huevos rancheros are perhaps the most well known local egg breakfast dish and this is made with scrambled eggs and ham or bacon. Huevos motulenos are fried eggs served on a tortilla, with peas, ham, tomatoes, and chilies on top, as well as refried beans and cheese. This is quite a filling breakfast.

Other Breakfast Options

Chilaquiles are tortillas which are cooked in a pan with chicken, onions, and spices, and served with gravy and cheese. Fruit is also eaten at breakfast time in Mexico, because there are lots of different tropical fruits to choose from, including mango, melon, papaya and mango.

Breakfast tacos are another option, and rather than the chicken, beef or seafood you might usually have in your tacos, and the salad topping, you might like to cook some sausage and scrambled eggs, and fill your taco shells or soft tortillas with that mixture, finishing the tacos off with tomato salsa, and perhaps some avocado slices as well.

If you like, use flour or corn tortillas, and when they are filled, sprinkle grated cheese over the top and broil or bake them until the cheese melts on top, for added appeal. You can serve something like this just by itself or perhaps with some fresh fruit on the side. Add a glass of orange juice and a coffee and you have the makings of a fabulous breakfast or brunch, which is Mexican in style and will keep you full and satisfied until lunchtime.

If you are in the mood for something cold, or the weather is hot and you do not want to stand over a stove or have the oven on, consider a fresh fruit platter, adding a sprinkling of chili powder for a south of the border kick, or enjoy some homemade Mexican pastries. A lot of those can be made at home and kept in an airtight container for days.
 


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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, I'm Christine, and I'm pleased to welcome you to AmazingMexicanRecipes.com. I have endeavored to gather as many delicious South of the border recipes here for you, including Mexican-inspired as well as traditional Mexican, and also some Tex-Mex and Mexican fusion dishes. Food is very important to our family's lives and Mexican food is certainly a favorite around here.

We have everything from appetizers and snacks to soups, drinks, entrées, and much more. You will find everything from mild dishes to super-spicy ones, simple recipes based on fresh ingredients up to more complex ones suitable for a dinner party.

Home cooks just starting out with Mexican cooking tend to be surprised how much of the emphasis is placed on using fresh ingredients and aromatic herbs and spices. Forget the typical ideas about Mexican food being all beans, cheese and beef (that applies a little more to Tex-Mex), take inspiration from authentic Mexican dishes based on fresh ingredients, and inject all your passion into cooking South of the border food, for perfect results every time.

Thanks for visiting,

Christine