Mama Monday: Salsa Egg Tacos – 30-Minute Meal for #BackToSchoolWeek

Back To School Nights, last minute Target runs for forgotten notebooks and pencils, football and cheerleading practice, lunch packing, earlier bedtimes.  Who has timee to make dinner?  Everyone can, especially when you’ve got some new 30-Minute Meal Ideas from me and my #BackToSchoolWeek friends, like these Salsa Egg Tacos.

Salsa Egg Tacos - a quick & easy meal meatless meal for busy weeknights #backtoschoolweek #meatlessmonday #eggs #tacos #30minutemeal

#BackToSchoolWeek is being hosted by Rachel from {i love} my disorganized life and Kelley from Miss Information. This week will help take the stress out of Back to School.

#BacktoSchoolWeek GraphicEach day, bloggers from around the country will post their favorite Back to School crafts and recipes. You’ll get great stuff from…

And you can see each and every craft and recipe linked up at the bottom of this post. How great is that to have access to all of these awesome ideas in one place?!
We also have some really AWESOME prizes from some AMAZING Sponsors. Make sure you visit my #BackToSchoolWeek Announcement post and scroll to the bottom to enter the raffle. These wonderful ladies will also be hosting a PinChat on Sunday, August 25th, 6-7pm EDT. There is some info about the PinChat at the bottom of this post, and I’ll give yo all the details tomorrow, but check out the prizes you could win…

PinChat Prize Collage

Back to the food, since I know that’s why you are here ;-)

I may only have one kid in preschool, but I certainly know how hectic life can get, especially this time of year.  My mom is a teacher, so back to school time was a double whammy in our house.  And for me right now, juggling an active three-year-old and a quickly growing, rarely napping, frequently eating five-month-old means making dinner as quickly as possible.  But I still want to provide something filling and nutritious.  Salsa Egg Tacos are one of my “back pocket meals” – dinners I can throw together without looking at a recipe, or even really measuring anything.  You know, I can pull it out of my back pocket.

Basically all you have to do is heat your favorite salsa in a pan, add as many eggs as you need, cover, and cook the eggs to your desired doneness.  Then serve with taco fixin’s.  Easy peasy!  And deeee-lish.  The Hubby, The Bug and I just devour these.  And you can really keep everything you need on hand in your pantry and fridge for anytime you have to throw together dinner in a pinch.

Salsa Egg Tacos - a quick & easy meal meatless meal for busy weeknights #backtoschoolweek #meatlessmonday #eggs #tacos #30minutemeal

This time, actually The Hubby accidentally picked up Black Bean & Corn Salsa, and I actually really loved it this way, too.  It cooked up a little thicker than your traditional tomato salsa, but that is equally as tasty.

Alrighty then, enough with the fancy photos.  This is how we really eat it.

Salsa Egg Tacos - a quick & easy meal meatless meal for busy weeknights #backtoschoolweek #meatlessmonday #eggs #tacos #30minutemeal

I always manage to break a couple yolks, and then it is one sloppy mess, albeit a totally delicious sloppy mess, so don’t knock it till you try it.  But I’ll let you think I put neatly styled dinners on the table like this every night…

Salsa Egg Tacos - a quick & easy meal meatless meal for busy weeknights #backtoschoolweek #meatlessmonday #eggs #tacos #30minutemealWhat is your favorite “back pocket meal”?

Salsa Egg Tacos
Salsa Egg Tacos are a quick and easy meal for Meatless Monday or any busy weeknight.
Recipe type: Dinner, Brunch, Eggs, Meatless
Serves: 2
  • One ~16 oz jar of your favorite salsa
  • 4 eggs
  • Corn or flour tortillas (gluten free, if needed)
  • Your favorite taco fixin's - cheese, sour cream, lettuce, etc.
  1. Heat a pan over medium heat, add salsa, spread it out over the entire pan, and warm gently.
  2. One at a time, crack an egg into a little bowl, use a spoon to make a "well" in the salsa, and gently pour in the egg. Repeat with each egg.
  3. Cover the pan, and cook eggs to desired doneness.
  4. Spoon eggs with some of the salsa into tortillas, and serve with desired toppings.
I wrote this to serve two people each two eggs. You can add more or less eggs or salsa, as needed.


Salsa Egg Tacos - a quick & easy meal meatless meal for busy weeknights #backtoschoolweek #meatlessmonday #eggs #tacos #30minutemeal

Remember the great Giveaways going on this week, and make sure you come back to check out all of the awesome recipes and crafts that will be linked up below ALL WEEK!!


Here’s how a PinChat works:

  1. Go to the #BacktoSchoolWeek pin board on Pinterest here. It will be full of fun Pin graphics with questions about back to school. You can re-pin the questions, answer questions in the comment section of the pins and pin crafts/recipes to the board as answers to questions {only the comments on the question pins count as entries to the PinChatLive giveaway} How fun is that?!? {**Only ONE comment per question pin per person, please. Pinterest views multiple comments from the same person on the same pin to be spam}
  2. Go to the YouTube video that will be happening during the PinChatLive from 6-7 pm EST Sunday Aug 25th. We’ll be chatting about back to school and doing a play-by-play of the pinning.You’ll be able to see and hear the hosts of #BacktoSchoolWeek and some of the participating bloggers! Comments on the video count as PinChatLive giveaway entries!
  3. You’ll be able to watch/listen to the YouTube video while you see the PinChat unfold on Pinterest. Cool, right? 
Hope you can join us, it’s going to be a Pin-tastic time! 


Here are a few more of my “back pocket meals”:

Spinach, Tomato & Feta Frittata


BBQ Shrimp, Broccoli & Cheesy Quinoa


Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes


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  1. says

    Wow Brianne! This looks so delicious! We love eating eggs for dinner, this is a new, flavorful way for me to serve them to my family! Great recipe!

  2. says

    Ohhh this looks good! What a great idea! Looks so delicious, especially with all the cheese and sour cream (my two favorite taco toppings!) YUM!!!

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