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For my mother, Mexican food is a reminder of summers spent with her abuela in Coahuila. For me, it's a reminder of her.

The savory flavor of mole sauce and the zest of a perfectly seasoned arrachara remind me of mornings where she'd surprise us in the kitchen with a breakfast a little different than our usual scrambled eggs and oatmeal.
Mother's Day is so often a holiday celebrated by cooking Mom a little breakfast-in-bed, so allow me suggest giving the traditional flavors of a traditional Mexican breakfast a try. You might just find that huevos rancheros are a tasty alternative when (like me) you still haven't nailed that perfect pancake flip.

Machaca Con Huevo

A flavorful combination of seasoned beef and scrambled eggs - You've definitely never had breakfast eggs like these before!


8 large eggs
2 cups shredded beef or carne seca
2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
2 serrano chile peppers, minced
2 tablespoons of lard or vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons milk
Salt and pepper to taste
Find the full recipe at Latino Foodie here.

Chilaquiles Rojos Con Huevo

Corn tortilla chips simmered in a topping of enchilada sauce, pulled chicken, and eggs - Yes, you CAN eat chips for breakfast!


1 can (19 oz) of red enchilada sauce
1 package (6.6 oz) of corn tortilla chips
8 ounces of shredded cooked chicken
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 eggs
salt and pepper, to taste
2 - 3 twigs of cilantro, washed
2 ounces crumbled Cotija cheese
1 ripe avocado, sliced
Sour cream, to taste (optional)
Find the full recipe at the Qué Rica Vida blog here. (Note: This recipe is in Spanish, but can be easily translated in your web browser.)

Huevos Rancheros

Tortilla topped with a tomato-chili sauce and fried eggs - Pair this with rice and refried beans for an incredibly satisfying meal!


1 lb. tomatoes
2 banana peppers
1/2 medium onion
1 clove garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
6 corn tortillas
6 eggs
Find the full recipe at Maravilla's Mexicana blog here. (Note: This recipe is in Spanish, but can be easily translated in your web browser.)

So shake things up with Mothers' Day with one of these delicious and traditional Mexican breakfast recipes.

Because you can say "Happy Mothers' Day!" without chilaquiles, but they exist and they're delicious, so you really shouldn't have to!
@danidee she's whiter than Elmer's glue
I did!!! We made smothered breakfast burritos!!
thought it said make her a Mexican
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