Long Weekend? Brunch it at Home

January 14th, 2011  |  City: | Published in Host with the Most  |  5 Comments

Hey ya’ll, guess what? BYOB has a new meaning. Build Your Own Breakfast Tacos! Originators and newly engaged lovebirds Jessica and Joel put this idea on my radar when they started what most likely will become a longstanding tradition for New Year’s Day brunch. Another long weekend is upon some of us and I thought this may be a fun idea to share in case you’ll be home in your PJ’s on Monday. Whether it’s MLK weekend, President’s Day, or even a regular weekend, invite some friends over, gather all of your favorite breakfast taco fixin’s and roll ’em up!

I’d like to argue that Austin is where breakfast tacos originated. I’m accepting corrections to that unproven statement. Or at least, it’s where they became popular and still remains a quirky phenomenon that baffles travelers to our fine city. They exist on many brunch menus city-wide and are not only colorful but also protein-packed (which research shows can help cure a hangover), and, for those who prefer savory breakfast, this may be your go-to. I’ve always been a sweeter breakfast person, and although I’ve had breakfast for dinner time and time again, enjoying a savory breakfast (other than omelettes), has taken me awhile to adopt. But, the BYOB technique helped ensure that I would love every ingredient in my self-made breakfast. There’s no recipe for success for this one, make them however your big healthy heart desires. Here are some suggestions to offer to your guests to help you get started:

  • Scrambled eggs
  • Black beans
  • Diced tomatos
  • Cheese (serve multiple options to change up the flavors), such as cheddar, monterey jack, feta/cotija
  • Diced green, red, yellow, and or/ orange peppers
  • Guacamole or avocado
  • An assortment of flour and corn tortillas
  • Jalapenos can be a spicy alternative to coffee to get your day jump-started
  • Salsa, of course!
  • Serve with a side of fresh fruit

Happy Weekend!



  1. Hilah says:

    January 14th, 2011 at 11:08 am (#)

    Loves it!

  2. Jodi says:

    January 14th, 2011 at 12:14 pm (#)

    What a fun idea 🙂

  3. Tanya says:

    January 14th, 2011 at 12:36 pm (#)

    LOVE IT! I just created a breakfast taco bar in my fridge so its now taken over with tupperware…but I am ready for a daily taco! And I agree, Austin must have created it. Everywhere else is all breakfast burrito.

  4. Halley says:

    January 14th, 2011 at 1:08 pm (#)

    Sounds like a scrupditiliumptious idea! One thing…I’d argue that jalepenos are no match for a morning coffee alternative 🙂

  5. TheRebecca says:

    January 14th, 2011 at 4:12 pm (#)

    Wow! So many comments! This idea was a hit- -thanks J & J!

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