Classic American breakfast foods are some of the cheapest out there. Staples like eggs, toast, and potatoes are inexpensive and versatile. If you can come up with creative ways to use these foods, you can start incorporating more breakfast-for-lunch or breakfast-for-dinner meals into your meal rotation.
These breakfast tostadas are extremely cost friendly. I bought a bag of 36 corn tortillas for $1.85 (that’s about 5 cents each). The eggs I used cost 12 cents each, and the jalapeno was 20 cents. Instead of frying my own bacon, I purchased a scoop from the grocery store salad bar for 40 cents. Including some cheese and red bell peppers I already had on hand, the grand total for each breakfast tostada was less than 40 cents. How’s that for a cheap breakfast?
Breakfast Tostadas Recipe
Yield: 4 tostadas
Total Time: 20 minutes
Top tostadas with sour cream and salsa.
4 corn tortillas
2 tablespoons milk
Salt and pepper
Chopped green and red peppers
Preheat oven to 400F. Brush each side of tortillas with olive oil. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes, or until toasted.
Meanwhile, whisk eggs together with milk. Season with salt and pepper. Scramble eggs over medium heat.
Top each tostada with scrambled eggs and toppings. Bake for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.