Are you tired of the same old breakfast routine? Look no further than this mouthwatering recipe for scrambled eggs with tamales! As a chef specializing in both Brazilian and American cuisine, I can assure you that this unique breakfast combination will not disappoint.

The combination of the creamy scrambled eggs with the flavorful tamales will tantalize your taste buds and leave you feeling satisfied for hours. Not to mention, this recipe is incredibly easy to prepare, making it perfect for busy mornings or lazy weekend brunches.

If you’re a fan of Mexican-style breakfasts or simply looking to spice up your morning meal, give this recipe a try. It’s packed with delicious ingredients like diced green chilies, onions, tomatoes, and Monterey Jack cheese, all expertly blended together in a symphony of flavor.

So why settle for bland cereal or boring toast when you can enjoy a tasty and unique breakfast dish? Try out my scrambled eggs with tamales recipe today and experience the perfect balance of comfort food and culinary creativity.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Scrambled Eggs With Tamales
Scrambled Eggs With Tamales

Fellow foodies, if you’re looking for a breakfast dish that will satisfy all your cravings, look no further than this Scrambled Eggs With Tamales recipe! I’m here to tell you why you’ll simply fall in love with this scrumptious concoction.

Firstly, who doesn’t love scrambled eggs? They’re fluffy and delicious, and the perfect base for any breakfast dish. But let’s take it up a notch and add some tamales to the mix. These tender corn masa pockets are filled with juicy meats or tangy cheeses–either way, they elevate this egg recipe to new heights of flavor.

Imagine the aroma of the onions and diced green chilies sauteed in butter, melding together with the rich taste of Monterey Jack cheese melting over fried tamale slices. Then, imagine pouring in a mixture of fluffy scrambled eggs and milk to create a gooey scramble. Your taste buds won’t know what hit them!

This recipe is perfect for those days when you want something hearty and filling. The combination of eggs and tamales will keep you satisfied well into your day. Plus, it’s incredibly versatile–substitute different types of tamales or experiment with toppings to make it your own.

And whether you’re serving brunch for a crowd or just making yourself a quick breakfast, this recipe is easy to whip up in no time. So go ahead, indulge in this Mexican-style breakfast dish and experience the amazing flavors for yourself!

Ingredient List

 Scrambled eggs paired with savory tamales - a match made in breakfast heaven!
Scrambled eggs paired with savory tamales – a match made in breakfast heaven!

Below you can find a list of ingredients needed for the scrambled eggs with tamales recipe. Keep in mind that these ingredients yield four servings so adjust quantities according to your needs.

Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • 8 Tamales
  • 8 Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of Milk
  • 2 tablespoons of Butter or Margarine
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 small Onion, diced
  • 1 large Tomato, diced
  • 2 tablespoons of Diced Green Chilies
  • 1/4 cup of Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese

To make this recipe even more delicious, be sure to get fresh and high-quality products.

The Recipe How-To

 Have a fiesta for breakfast with this flavorful dish.
Have a fiesta for breakfast with this flavorful dish.

Now, let’s dive into the most crucial part of this recipe – how to make scrambled eggs with tamales.

Prepping the Ingredients

Before we start cooking, let’s get our ingredients ready. Dice 1 small onion and chop 1 small tomato. Drain 1 can of diced green chilies and remove their seeds. Cut 2 tablespoons butter or margarine into smaller pieces. Crack 8 eggs into a mixing bowl and add 2 tbsp milk and ½ teaspoon salt. Whisk until it’s consistent.

Cooking the Tamale Scramble

Place a nonstick skillet over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the diced onion until it’s soft for about 3 minutes, then add the chopped tomato and cook for another 2 minutes.

Incorporate the diced green chilies and stir well for 1 minute. Remove them to a plate to use later.

Wipe out your skillet with a paper towel, put it back on medium-high heat, then add 1 tablespoon butter. Wait until it’s bubbly, then crumble up one tamale over the skillet.

Spread it so that it covers the surface of your skillet like a pancake. Fry the tamale for minutes while you stir occasionally so that all sides are evenly browned.

Add back to your skillet, onion-tomato mixture together with uncooked egg mixture until the can is emptied, then mix everything together thoroughly with a spatula.

Keep stirring constantly as it cooks through until you see some moist eggs or scramble form – don’t stop stirring!

When everything is cooked through to your preference, transfer everything from the pan to a plate, then top with shredded Monterey Jack cheese and drizzle some salsa verde over everything.

Serving Your Tamale Egg Scramble

Now that you’ve plated your Tamale Egg Scramble, it’s time to serve! Serve with a side of Refried Beans and garnish with some cilantro if you want a bit of an extra kick.

There’s no need for a heavy breakfast since tamales count as your carbs and protein, but if you have a hearty appetite, fry an egg to go with it or some corn tortilla.

Enjoy your delicious Mexican-style breakfast!

Substitutions and Variations

 Tired of plain old scrambled eggs? Spice it up with some tamales!
Tired of plain old scrambled eggs? Spice it up with some tamales!

If you want to switch up the flavor profile of this scrambled eggs with tamales breakfast recipe, here are some substitutions and variations to consider:

– Cheese options: Instead of Monterey Jack cheese, try using cheddar, pepper jack, or queso fresco for a different taste and texture.

– Heat level: If you like spicy food, swap out the diced green chilies for jalapeños or serranos. You could also add hot sauce or salsa to your scrambled eggs for extra kick.

– Vegetables: This recipe calls for onions and tomatoes, but you can mix it up with other veggies like bell peppers, mushrooms, or even spinach.

– Meat additions: If you want to bulk up your breakfast with some meat, consider adding bits of cooked bacon, chorizo sausage, or shredded chicken.

– Tamales varieties: You can use any tamales flavor you prefer like chicken, pork or vegetarian tamales. You might find that certain kinds of tamales work better with specific cheese types, vegetables, and meats.

– Fried tamale egg: To give your scrambled eggs with tamales breakfast an extra crunch and texture, fry a tamale slice in olive oil before adding the beaten eggs.

– Mexican-style migas con huevo: For a variation on this recipe inspired by Mexican cuisine, crumble up fried tamales and mix them into scrambled eggs alongside chorizo sausage and salsa verde for a unique twist.

No matter which substitution or variation you choose, remember to stay mindful of ingredient proportions to avoid overpowering flavors.

Serving and Pairing

 This recipe will surely reinvent your breakfast game!
This recipe will surely reinvent your breakfast game!

Serving these scrambled eggs with tamales is a great way to start the day with a satisfying and hearty meal. These eggs are not only delicious but are also incredibly versatile when it comes to pairing them with other breakfast dishes. My personal favorite way to serve this dish is to top the eggs with a bit of salsa verde and some fresh cilantro.

If you’re really in the mood for some Mexican-style breakfast, then serving your tamales with some Refried Beans would be perfect. This classic side dish is packed with flavor and ultra-creamy, making it the ideal accompaniment to these scrumptious scrambled eggs.

For a more Peruvian breakfast, I recommend adding some chaya to the scramble and serving it with a side of fried egg or fried tamales. The chaya will add an extra layer of nutrition and flavor to the dish.

If you’re trying to make it even more indulgent, consider serving the eggs over a bed of corn or top your tamales with sliced avocado or queso fresco.

No matter how you choose to serve this dish, one thing is certain – you won’t be disappointed!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 One bite of this delicious pairing and you'll never go back to boring breakfast ever again.
One bite of this delicious pairing and you’ll never go back to boring breakfast ever again.

When it comes to make-ahead, storing and reheating, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, it’s best to make the scrambled eggs with tamales recipe fresh each time you plan to serve it. Scrambled eggs can quickly lose their texture and become rubbery when reheated in the microwave or on the stove.

If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. To reheat, place the scrambled eggs and tamales in a nonstick skillet over medium heat with some butter or olive oil. Stir frequently until warmed through.

For those who want to take a bit of time out of their morning routine, you can make this recipe ahead of time by scrambling the eggs and reheating them when ready to serve. This will save you precious minutes during busy weekdays or holidays when guests arrive early.

If you need to feed a crowd, prepare the recipe in advance by following the recipe how-to instructions until step 4 (scrambling the eggs). Place the scrambled eggs and tamales into separate containers and allow them to cool before refrigerating. When ready to serve, reheat both components separately then mix them together in a large bowl for a delicious buffet-style breakfast dish that can be served as an egg scramble or on top of individual tamales.

When it comes to serving and pairing, this scrambled eggs with tamales recipe pairs well with Refried Beans, fried eggs or even chaya (a Peruvian green) for a more hearty breakfast option. Dress up your plate with some fresh cilantro or salsa verde for an extra kick of flavor. The ingredients listed here can easily be substituted for any other vegetable toppings that you prefer.

Overall, this recipe offers an easy and flavorful twist on a classic egg dish with a Mexican twist that will impress your family and friends alike.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Ditch the toast and try scrambled eggs with tamales instead for a unique breakfast experience.
Ditch the toast and try scrambled eggs with tamales instead for a unique breakfast experience.

When it comes to preparing scrambled eggs with tamales, there’s nothing like a perfectly cooked dish to start your day off right. Here are some tips to ensure that your tamale scramble turns out perfectly every time:

First, it is important to start with fresh ingredients. Make sure that the eggs are not expired and that the tamales are from a trusted source. Fresh ingredients will enhance the flavor of this dish.

Secondly, use a non-stick pan or skillet to cook the scrambled egg mixture. This will ensure that the eggs won’t stick to the bottom of the pan and will make it easier for you to cook them evenly without burning or overcooking them.

Next, when making scrambled eggs, it is essential to keep stirring them constantly. You don’t want any clumps of egg whites or yolk in your plate. A spatula is a practical tool for constant stirring of scrambled eggs.

Ensure to sprinkle salt in portions when cooking each ingredient – when cooking onions or frying tamales. Adjust the seasoning carefully without over-salting at once.

It is also recommended to add cold milk after adding your beaten eggs into your non-stick pan or skillet mixture. This helps keep the scrambled egg mixture creamy and moist which adds an extra layer of taste that would elevate your dish.

If you like cheese, adding some grated Monterey jack cheese would be your best bet as it produces a great end result. Adding diced green chilies, tomatoes and onions gives the dish extra color and flavor for an enhanced eating experience.

Lastly, serve with great side dishes! This includes Refried Beans seasoned with cilantro and a little bit seasoning of salt which pairs up nicely creating an amazing breakfast taste sensation. To add an edge to your breakfast tamale recipe top it off with some Salsa Verde or roasted tomatillo sauce on top – this enhances both flavor and visual appeal.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your scrambled eggs with tamales will provide a perfect start to your day!


Let’s take a look at some frequently asked questions about this delicious scrambled eggs with tamales recipe.

What to serve with tamales for breakfast?

In this recipe article, I will guide you through creating a delicious and authentic Mexican feast with classic dishes such as Frijoles Puercos, Ensalada De Coditos, Arroz Rojo, Refried Beans, Rajas Con Crema, Champiñones A La Mexicana, Espagueti Verde, and Refried Black Beans. One of the focal points of this meal is the beans, which are a staple in Mexican cuisine and will be featured in two different dishes. Join me on this culinary journey to bring some Mexican flavors to your table.

What side dishes do you serve with tamales?

As a chef specialized in Brazilian and American cuisine, I’ve got a fantastic lineup of some of my favorite dishes that I think you’ll love! Start things off with some Refried Beans, Spanish Rice, and Mexican Corn. The simple yet delicious taste of these dishes will get your taste buds excited for what’s to come. Then, indulge yourself in some crispy Roasted Potatoes, Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers, and a fresh, zesty Guacamole that perfectly complements your meal.

On the side, we have some delightful Charro Beans that are loaded with flavor and spices, and a refreshing Cilantro Lime Rice that adds a tangy twist to your dish. Each dish has its unique personality, and they all contribute to creating an unforgettable culinary experience. So, let me guide you through the recipes, tips, and recommendations that will make your meal truly unforgettable.

Can tamales be a breakfast food?

When preparing tamales for a delicious breakfast, you can complement the fried egg with some authentic salsa and a serving of refried beans on the side to keep the meal simple yet satisfying.

Bottom Line

To wrap up this recipe article, I want to invite you to try this unique and delicious dish. Scrambled eggs with tamales will surely delight your taste buds and wake up your senses in the morning. It combines the savory and spicy flavors of Mexican cuisine with the comforting and hearty texture of American breakfast classics.

With simple ingredients and easy steps, you can make a wholesome meal that will fuel you for the day ahead. You can also customize the recipe to your liking by adding different types of cheese, vegetables, or sauces.

Besides being tasty, scrambled eggs with tamales can also be a fun and creative way to use leftovers, such as fried tamales or salsa verde. It can also be a perfect meal to share with friends or family on special occasions or lazy weekends.

In summary, I highly recommend trying out this scrumptious egg recipe that features the beloved Mexican staple food, tamales. Give it a go and see how it adds some spice to your breakfast routine!

Scrambled Eggs With Tamales

Scrambled Eggs With Tamales Recipe

I like this recipe because it is different and not the usual egg dish. It is from The Treasury of Creative Cooking. Preparation time is an estimate.
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Calories 484.8 kcal


  • 1 (15 ounce) can tamales
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 large tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons onions (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons diced green chilies
  • 4 ounces monterey jack cheese (1 cup shredded)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Drain tamales, reserving 1/2 of sauce from can.
  • Spray a 10 x 6 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Remove paper wrappings from tamales.
  • Place tamales in a single layer in baking dish.
  • Cover with reserved sauce.
  • Bake 10 minutes or until heated through.
  • Whisk eggs, milk and salt. Set aside.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add tomato, onion and chiles.
  • Cook for about 2 minutes until vegetables are heated through.
  • Add egg mixture.
  • Cook, stirring gently until eggs are soft set.
  • Remove tamales from oven and spoon eggs over tamales.
  • Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Broil 4 inches below heat 30 seconds or just until cheese melts.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 204gCalories: 484.8kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 27.4gFat: 31.3gSaturated Fat: 15.2gCholesterol: 433.2mgSodium: 1153.8mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3.1g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Breakfast, Mexican
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Dora is a chef well-versed in Brazilian and American cuisine. After a hard day's work in the kitchen of her restaurant, she finds the time to jot down recipes for her food blog. Her recipes are sure to delight foodies everywhere, as she strives to make each one unique and enjoyable to read.