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Tamale Eggs

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This recipe is a great "make-ahead" hot breakfast for when you have overnight guests. The eggs and the tortilla chips make a nice combination for a lazy brunch for 4.


Serves: 2-4

  • 1 can chopped chile
  • 1 cup monterey jack cheese
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • tortilla chips (quarter of a bag)
  • pepper
  • salt
  • butter


Tamale Eggs is a community recipe submitted by megan and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Saute the onions until soft and clear in the butter.
  • Add garlic and saute for a minute more.
  • Beat eggs and milk together until smooth.
  • Place chips in a greased 10 x 14 baking dish. Sprinkle the chillies, onions, garlic, basil, salt and pepper, and cheese over the chips.
  • Pour egg mixture over to cover the chips. Cover and refrigerate over night.
  • Bake uncovered at 325 degrees for approximately 30 to 45 minutes, or until top is puffy and browned and the eggs are cooked through.
  • Additional Information

    This is good served topped will salsa, avocado or sour cream.

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