Potato, Egg and Cheese Tacos

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 30, 2008

Growing up in South Texas, I was a regular customer at Taco Cabana! Can I get a shout out from all you TC lovers? We would go there daily for lunch, and maybe even for dinner the same night. Had to get our “bean and cheese” fix and then enjoy their delicious “tortillas and queso”!

This is my tribute to TC…except a little on the healthier side!

8-10 Tortillas ($1.29)
6-8 small white potatoes, diced ($.99)
6-8 eggs ($.95)
1-2 cups cheese ($1.25)
1 oranges and 1 apple, cut into quarters (or any other favorite seasonal fruit) ($.50)

1. (Warm tortillas in oven or microwave). Cook diced potatoes in small amount of water in bottom of skillet (use oil if you prefer “greaser” potatoes!). Season with S/P, or other “seasoning”. When cooked, transfer to plate. Scramble 6-8 eggs in the same skillet. I like to add a little milk in with the eggs. Season with S/P. Once eggs are almost fully cooked, stir in potatoes and mix. Let eggs and potatoes finish “mixing flavors”.
2. Here’s where you’re choice comes in….
Option #1 add cheese to potatoes and eggs in skillet. Let melt. The spoon into tortillas and roll.
Option #2 spoon egg/potato mix into tortilla, then sprinkle with cheese. Roll to eat.
Serve with orange slices.
Enjoy some goodness and try to keep the eggs/potatoes mix from falling out the bottom!

Cost $4.98

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Stacey August 30, 2008 at 8:16 pm

That sounds great! Thank You. I may add some diced hot peppers though, we like things spicy around here!


Jayendrashi January 27, 2013 at 9:01 pm

umm.. can I just say how pure genius it is to cook the vgegies in beer? These look so good I love tacos, but sometimes I get bored with the normal taco fillings. I’m definitly going to have to keep this recipe in mind next time I’m craving Mexican food!


Martha August 30, 2008 at 11:18 pm

Oh, how I miss Taco Cabana. Loved their chips and queso. Tortillas too.


Smith Family October 13, 2008 at 12:49 pm

Be happy to send you any TC anytime. IF i could keep it warm that is.


Kizzy West April 27, 2009 at 10:57 pm

Very good! My 17 month old and I both enjoyed this meal. Thanks for your ideas. :)


Jamie July 14, 2009 at 12:24 pm

I’m going to make these tonight! Maybe add a little dehydrated onion, maybe some salsa too.
Hell, maybe I’ll break out the quesadilla maker and make quesadillas out of it.



Bernadette Cooper February 25, 2011 at 9:14 am

How well do these freeze?


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom February 25, 2011 at 10:27 am

They freeze pretty well! At least my husband doesn’t complain about eating them after thawing them!


Samantha February 27, 2011 at 9:25 pm

If you freeze them, how do you thaw and re-heat them?


ann b March 5, 2011 at 9:23 pm

we have this during lent(minus the tortillas—till now )


tina September 20, 2012 at 5:46 am

how do you reheat these after freezing them??


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom September 21, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I reheat them in the microwave…part defrost, part full heat. If you let them thaw in the fridge, the tortillas can get soggy!


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