Breakfast Taco Cups

Do you remember the movie Somewhere in Time?


With Christopher Reeve, Christopher Plummer and Jane Seymour? I hadn’t seen it since, hmmm, I’m guessing the ’80s probably, and I watched it again while making these breakfast taco cups last weekend, and I can’t stop thinking about it.

The movie, not the taco cups.

Oh I’m thinking about the taco cups! Just not in the same way ifyaknerwhutahmean.

Oh, Christopher REEEEEVE, why were you so utterly charming? And TALL. I’d forgotten about those long legs and that wispy brown hair on top of that chiseled face of yours.

Also, I almost typed “udderly”. Would have made more sense for Jane, right? HA AHAH AHA.



Can you imagine if we could actually go back in time and do something all over again? I think about that A LOT. Not that I have many things I’d like to redo in life, other than this one time when I was 8 years old and my mom asked me to take out the trash, so I decided to dramatically say goodbye to the trash, wishing it a happy new life in the dumpster with all the piles of trash it was about to meet. And as I counted to three, through tears, bidding it a farewell on each swing towards the dumpster, a piece of glass violently ripped through the trash bag and into my right pinky finger, leaving me scarred and emotionally handicapped ever since. My hand is basically NUMB. Not really. But it’s a pretty nasty scar. I’ll show you sometime.

What was I saying?

Oh look I’m cracking eggs into some tortillas with kale! Then piling on a bunch of red bell pepper, onion slices, bacon crumbles, cherry tomatoes and cheese.

I’d like to go back in time and redo that.

The taco cups, not the trash.

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Remember the scene when Christopher Reeve retrieves the coin from his coat pocket and it has a future date on it, and he looks at it in sheer panic, gasps with the cruel realization, and it suddenly sends him spiraling into the future and away from his lovah Jane? (and remember how beautiful and LONG her hair was because it was down and we could really tell.) I’m not gonna lie. I wish I had that.

The hair, not the trippy spiraling into the future thing.


What I’m trying to tell you is that it snowed 4 billion feet and I’m confused and heavyhearted. My blooming crocus are buried below the blanket of death and weeping for help.

Let’s go back in time and steer Virgil towards Canada or something!

And by the way, Virgil? Seriously? Is that the best name they could come up with for this storm? I would have named it Winter Storm LIFE RUINER.

But I’ll be fine. I got a new haircut and it feels good.

Let’s eat!


The taco cups, not my hair.

Breakfast Taco Cups:

What it took for 6 cups:

* 6 taco tortillas (I used sprouted, but you can go regular flour or whole wheat, whatevs!)
* 2 cups kale (or spinach, arugula, whatever you have on hand)
* 6 eggs
* 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
* 3 slices bacon, rendered and crumbled
* 12 cherry tomatoes, halved (or more!)
* 1/3 cup diced red bell pepper
* 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
* 1 pinch coarse salt
* 1/2 cup diced avocado
* 1/2 cup salsa
* cilantro leaves for garnish

Preheat the oven to 375.

Stack the tortillas on each other and give them a quick zip in the microwave, 15 seconds. This warms them so they’re more pliable and easy to maneuver.

Lightly coat the ramekins with cooking spray. Place each tortilla inside each ramekin, kind of folding it in. Layer a few kale leaves in the bottom of the tortillas, then crack an egg in each cup. Sprinkle a teeny teeny bit of salt on each egg. Then layer with cheese, 4 tomato halves, sliced onion, red bell pepper, and bacon. And more cheese.

Slide in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the egg whites are set and the yolks are nearly done. Go a little longer if you want them hard cooked. Mine weren’t soft by any means, but not totally done, which I love.

Garnish with avocado, cilantro leaves and a little drizzle of salsa. You could even add sour cream if you want!

Go cray.


Now I miss Christopher Reeve.

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41 Responses to Breakfast Taco Cups

  1. Cassie | Bake Your Day March 25, 2013 at 7:59 am #
    Genius! I will take 7.
  2. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel March 25, 2013 at 8:00 am #
    Such a fun and easy idea!
  3. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch March 25, 2013 at 8:01 am #
    Cute idea!!! These look amazing!
  4. Tieghan March 25, 2013 at 8:44 am #
    Bev, these look so good! Gosh, I do not know how you come all with all your recipes! You are a genius!
  5. Ali | Gimme Some Oven March 25, 2013 at 8:50 am #
    Gorgeous! Love all of those colors!!
  6. Laurie {SimplyScratch} March 25, 2013 at 8:58 am #
    Gorgeous to the max!! I could eat these for breakfast everyday for the rest of my life!
  7. Brianna March 25, 2013 at 8:58 am #
    Yum. Mexican food+Breakfast=pure deliciousness in my book. :) Thanks for sharing!
  8. Brian @ A Thought For Food March 25, 2013 at 9:08 am #
    Such a magnificent idea for breakfast. I could eat this every day and be one very happy dude.
  9. April March 25, 2013 at 9:10 am #
    My current breakfast of almond butter on a spoon is now even more inadequate than it was before. Give me a taco cup!!
  10. Heather @ Heather's Dish March 25, 2013 at 9:21 am #
    Winter Storm Life Ruiner is much catchier than Virgil - I think I see a future for you in meteorologic storm-naming ;)
  11. Amanda @ The Dormestic Goddess March 25, 2013 at 9:41 am #
    All the taco cups!! These look delicious.
  12. Laura March 25, 2013 at 9:55 am #
    Would corn tortillas work for this? I'm gluten free.
    • Bev Weidner March 25, 2013 at 9:59 am #
      Laura, I went with a sprouted flourless tortilla because I was afraid the corn would tear easily. BUT, you could always try it and let me know! It just very well may work!
  13. Maria March 25, 2013 at 10:11 am #
    Fun, fun, fun!
  14. Cookbook Queen March 25, 2013 at 10:18 am #
    Winter Storm Life Ruiner for the win. The name...not the storm, I mean. These look like the best breakfast ever. Way better than my stupid granola bar.
  15. Sharla March 25, 2013 at 10:19 am #
    I have never seen this movie, but another blogger mentioned it. I need to check it out. I also need a haircut, but have gotten really emotionally attached to it as your 8 year old self was to the garbage...
  16. marla March 25, 2013 at 10:35 am #
    Love these vibrant taco cups!!
  17. Emilie@TheCleverCarrot March 25, 2013 at 10:54 am #
    I think I'm in love...seriously, these are just gorgeous!! The lighting is stunning as well :)
  18. Sues March 25, 2013 at 11:00 am #
    Yum!! I made a tortilla breakfast salad before, but I love "taco cups." Definitely something I'd order for brunch! :)
  19. Lisa | With Style and Grace March 25, 2013 at 12:38 pm #
    oh YUM!! This needs to happen over here, and asap.
  20. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar March 25, 2013 at 1:14 pm #
    These are fabulously cute! Love this idea for the morning!
  21. Sue March 25, 2013 at 1:34 pm #
    Canada says that you can keep your own winter storms, thank you very much. We'll take your breakfast taco cups, though!
  22. Katie @ Blonde Ambition March 25, 2013 at 2:11 pm #
    Loooove this idea. Plus it involves pretty much all my fave foods and flavors! I'm totally going to try this in a muffin tin.
  23. a farmer in the dell March 25, 2013 at 4:32 pm #
    I just fell in love with taco cups!
  24. Wendy March 25, 2013 at 6:14 pm #
    What a delicious way to start the day! I am a savory breakfast person ( not so much sweets) and these look great!
  25. Tracey @ Cooking with Love March 25, 2013 at 6:45 pm #
    Genius! Can't wait to try these. Beautiful photos as always!! :)
  26. Paula - bell'alimento March 25, 2013 at 8:41 pm #
    Oh gurl. Love. Love. Love. These.
  27. Katie March 25, 2013 at 8:48 pm #
    mmmhuh, mmmhuh.
  28. Megan @ Country Cleaver March 25, 2013 at 10:42 pm #
    Wow that's a time warp movie reference if there ever was one. Pretty sure I saw this movie when I was like 12 cause Dad was like imaginary man besties with Chris Reeves. His movies were always on. Dad was a dork. And I loved it.
  29. shelly (cookies and cups) March 26, 2013 at 7:20 am #
    That is my dad's all time favorite movie.. so so funny. Anyhow, these cups. I could handle this.
  30. Nutmeg Nanny March 26, 2013 at 10:52 am #
    I'm completely in love with this idea, I can not wait to try it!!
  31. Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes March 26, 2013 at 12:54 pm #
    These. Look. Ridic. Please. Send Ten. ASAP. Thank You.
  32. Michelle March 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm #
    pictures are amazing, as always! And these breakfast taco cups are so cute and creative!
  33. Mona March 27, 2013 at 4:52 am #
    nice idea i will try it
  34. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence March 27, 2013 at 2:15 pm #
    I could eat Mexican for breakfast every day of the week. YUM!
  35. Susan Haddon March 29, 2013 at 12:02 pm #
    These are terrific!! My mom and daughter loved them as well!
  36. Yee M. March 30, 2013 at 9:09 pm #
    One of my favourite movies of all time! Love the soundtrack. Sigh...haven't thought about that movie in a while...will have to revisit it. Thanks for the reminder :)
  37. Susan April 3, 2013 at 10:11 pm #
    Tacos and breakfast.... don't usually go together ; ) But seriously, those look absolutely delicious!!!!
  38. Karena July 27, 2013 at 8:29 am #
    Wow these look wonderful! Little cups of goodness for breakfast. I must rent the movie. I am not remembering it!! Thank you!! xoxo Karena 2013 Designer Series & A Giveaway
  39. Thomas Coleman September 5, 2016 at 8:14 am #
    What a great idea! These are super cute, and look like they’d be a hit with kids and adults alike!


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