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Breakfast Tacos with Spinach, Sweet Potato and Spicy Charro Beans

Spinach Sweet Potato Spicy Charro Bean Breakfast Tacos by Very Veganish

Breakfast tacos are one of my favorite things in the whole wide world. I mean, tacos… for breakfast. That’s all kinds of yes…

Traditional breakfast taco options in Texas usually feature some sort of meat and/or egg. Occasionally, in larger establishments, they will offer vegetarian options such as bean and cheese or nopalitos (cactus). Very rarely do I find a truly vegan option when eating out.

Spinach Sweet Potato Spicy Charro Bean Breakfast Tacos by Very Veganish

At home, I can do what I want with my tacos, thank you very much. You can pile so many delicious things inside a tortilla and call it a taco. I love it! For breakfast tacos, some of our favorite options are: beans, potatoes, onions, peppers and hot sauce. The possibilities are really endless, though.

A word about hot sauce

For tacos, we primarily use two different hot sauces. The Mexican hot sauce Cholula is my favorite for the heat, flavor and slight tang. The rest of the fam loves Chipotle Tabasco, for the smokiness and flavor.

Born of breakfast desperation

This particular morning, I was working from home, starving and too busy to make something that would take longer than five minutes. Thankfully, I had four things in my fridge that came to my rescue.

  1. Tortillas
  2. Spicy Charro Pinto Beans I had made the day before
  3. Roasted Sweet Potato I had made the day before
  4. Fresh Spinach

A new breakfast taco was born. And, my belly was filled stat. In five minutes, I piled it all together, popped it in the microwave, slathered on the hot sauce and devoured it.

Spinach Sweet Potato Spicy Charro Bean Breakfast Tacos

They were SO GOOD.

Why haven’t I thought of this before???

I never put spinach on breakfast tacos. Or sweet potato. Why???

They are beautiful together.

And, the charro beans and Cholula pumped up the flavor and pulled it all together.

I will be making these again, so here’s the recipe!

P.S. Keep scrolling for a crispy double potato addition to take it over the top.

Spinach, Sweet Potato, Spicy Charro Bean Breakfast Tacos
 
Healthy and filling breakfast taco recipe that feeds a family of four. Reduce accordingly, if you're serving less.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: TexMex
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 10 whole wheat tortillas
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach, washed
  • 2 cups prepared Spicy Charro Pinto Beans or prepared beans of your choice
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into thick rustic "fries"
  • hot sauce of your choice
  • salt
  • pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  2. Spread sweet potatoes on baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 25 minutes or until tender.
  3. Heat beans in small saucepan on stove or microwave. Then, drain.
  4. Heat tortillas on flat griddle or in microwave.
  5. Assemble tacos by layering spinach on tortilla first, then adding sweet potatoes, beans and hot sauce. Serve hot. Enjoy!
Notes
If you're not using my Spicy Charro Pinto Beans recipe for the beans in these tacos, you'll want to do one of two things: 1) Use other fully flavored beans or 2) Amp up the flavor of plain pinto beans with jalapeño, cilantro, onion, tomato and/or Mexican oregano.

 

If you’re being bad, serving this for company or tried to please kiddos, heat up some hash brown patties until they’re good and crispy, slice them on the diagonal and add them to the top of the taco. OMG. Heaven. But, not oil-free. Obviously. But, so good. Try it.

Spinach Sweet Potato Spicy Charro Bean Breakfast Tacos

vegan breakfast tacos spinach sweet potato hash brown by Very Veganish

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Abi Cowell
Abi Cowell is a pasta-slinging food and travel blogger with a cup of tea in one hand and her phone in the other. She believes that making even small changes in what you eat can improve your health and quality of life. Her family of four travel for fun and purpose, homeschooling on the road and love sharing their fun adventures and tips for family travel with you.

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