Breakfast Enchiladas

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 18, 2012

Yet another enchiladas recipe for you. I’m starting to think I need to create a special enchilada section on the site! We just can’t seem to get enough enchiladas these days. This is actually one of the first meals I’ve cooked from start to finish since coming out of the “blechs,” mainly because it didn’t involve raw meat. I used some ham that I’ve had in the freezer…and the rest was easy.

Another reason I made these…I need to use up everything we have in the house. Why?


And if all goes well, we’ll be moving the 2nd week of August!

While we are sad to leave our family, friends and church family in Dayton, we are thrilled to be on our way to Texas and starting our “new life” down there! We have a very busy couple of weeks coming up, with me packing, traveling and lining up everything for the move to San Antonio. So I’ll be having a few friends guest posting while I’m “dealing with life as it comes.” I’m looking forward to settling in in San Antonio, sharing my new kitchen with you all, and getting back to cooking and sharing more recipes (I’ve got a list half a mile long of recipes to try!!!)

Anyhoo…here are the breakfast enchiladas!

(Oh, and a quick note on the photo…I peeled back the tortilla on the first enchilada so you could see the inside.)

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Ham and Eggs Breakfast Enchiladas

Adapted from Breakfast Enchiladas on Tasty Kitchen

Yield – 6 to 8 servings

Preparation Time – 20 minutes

Cooking Time – 25 minutes


  • 8 eggs, scrambled ($.80)
  • about 2 cups chopped ham ($1.50)
  • 1/4 cup minced onion or 1 small white onion, chopped ($.20)
  • 12 corn enchiladas ($.75)
  • 1 can red enchilada sauce ($1)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded queso quesdilla or Mexican blend cheese ($1.50) Saw a great sale at Kroger this week…stock up and freeze when you see priced below $2/2 cup bag!
  • Side of fresh fruit ($.50)



  • Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch glass baking dish.
  • Once the eggs are scrambled, add the chopped ham and onion and cook together for another minute or two. Remove from the heat. Spoon the egg-ham mixture into the corn tortillas, roll and place seam side down in the baking dish. 12 enchiladas fit comfortably in a 9×13 inch dish.
  • Pour the enchilada sauce over the top of the enchiladas. Sprinkle the cheese over the top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
  • Serve warm with fresh fruit.

Cost $6.25 (with leftovers for our family!)

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Allison July 18, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Yay! Congratulations! We love San Antonio, we’ve been here for 7 years and it’s awesome! Welcome to Texas (or back to Texas? Think y’all might have lived here before?)


Chels R. July 18, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Good luck with the move! This looks fantastic!


Rachel Pilgrim July 18, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Welcome to Texas! You will love San Antonio – the hill country is one of the most beautiful parts of the state. Best of luck with the sale and the move.


Jamie Witt July 18, 2012 at 9:00 pm

got 6 dozen eggs in the fridge right now from our chickens. so need to try this! silly me never thought of putting enchilada sauce of our breakfast burritos before. Looks so good!


Tina July 18, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Yay! So Fort Worth can be first on your book signing trips!!! :)


Brenda Williams July 18, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Good luck and best wishes on your new adventure! You will love it.


Linda July 19, 2012 at 12:25 am

Yay,San Antonio! But we don’t have a Kroger’s and no one doubles coupons here :(
It’ll be interesting to see your grocery deals :) Have a safe move.


Allison July 19, 2012 at 1:07 am

YEA! Congrats on moving back ‘home’….I know it will be an adjustment from EST to CST and coupons and shopping – I think all that is there is HEB and Walmart now. I agree with Tina above….first trip when you are up for it should be book signing in Fort Worth! Congrats again!


Vanessa Man July 19, 2012 at 8:03 am

Congratulations on the house! It is a big change, but San Antonio is beautiful. I love the Hill Country, but I live in Houston. Now you will have the San Marcos Outlets close to you. Kroger does not double or triple coupons anymore, but Randall’s does. So do other small supermarkets, which remain to be discovered by a couponista. Also, we have Fiesta supermarkets, where you can find things you would have never imagine that were edible. We get hot! But I think you’ll love it. Oh, and cost of living is way cheaper than in the East side. Just remeber, everything here is bigger.


Star July 19, 2012 at 8:04 am

congratulations on the house contract!! We spent last Christmas in San Antonio and it was magical.


Atrevino July 19, 2012 at 10:42 am

Congrats on the move to SA! I’ve lived here for almost 15 years and absolutely love it! If you are near Helotes (Highway 16 aka Bandera Road), they have free movie nights in the park. It’s a great event for the family! Have a safe and wonderful trip!


Shana July 19, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Born and raised in San Antonio, and still here! S.A. is waiting for you and your family with open arms. Can’t wait to have another great addition to my extended TEXAS FAMILY ;)! Remember there is always room in Texas.


Sarah July 19, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Yay! Cant wait to have you here in San Antonio!! I have lived here for about 8 years now and really like it! I am a Jersey girl at heart, but have created a great life here with our little family. Looking forward to your posts on food prices out here. We shop HEB mostly, so I am excited to see how you make sales/recipes work out here! Welcome back!


Angie July 21, 2012 at 9:19 pm

I am so happy to hear you are moving to San Antonio! Yay!


Mary S August 10, 2012 at 9:05 am

All I can say is,Welcome to the south!The thing about the south in the fall and winter is that if you don’t like the weather,wait a few hours and you will usually get something different.I hope everything goes smoothly during your move.


Michelle Gill August 21, 2012 at 12:52 pm

PINNED breakfast enchiladas!! yum


Trudy October 17, 2012 at 7:54 am

I loved reading your posts about San Antonio. I am a Jersey girl also and was wondering if it’s getting crowded with northerners and how the schools are?


Kristin April 2, 2014 at 11:20 pm

Has anyone ever tried freezing this? I’m interested in adding this to my make ahead freezermeal cooking.


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