Tex-Mex Egg McMuffin: Quick Win Wednesday

easy college recipeLevel of Effort: Easy
Cost of Ingredients: $2.93 for 2 open face sandwiches
Nutrition Info (1 sandwich): 310 calories, 16.7 g fat, 24.3 g protein, .85 g fiber, 14.5 g carbs

Leftover taco meat is instant “flavor” in a tupperware “container” (hmm…I could definitely use that if I ever decide to write a rap song about it) and as versatile as a girl’s little black skirt or a guy’s favorite tee.

Recycling it in a Tex-Mex Egg Sandwich is hardly the most creative option, but like the little black skirt it arouses interest and is a winner every time!

Tex-Mex Egg McMuffin

The leftover taco meat, Tex-Mex cheese and salsa put the traditional Egg McMuffin to shame.Easy egg sandwich recipe for college

Printable Recipe


Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 eggs [$0.80]
  • 2 tbsp milk [$0.06]
  • Pinch each salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup leftover ground taco beef [$0.90]
  • 1 green onion, chopped [$0.16]
  • 1/3 cup Tex-Mex shredded cheese [$0.62]
  • 1 English Muffin [$0.39]


  1. Crack eggs into a small bowl. Add milk. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  2. Whisk with a fork until combined.
  3. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Add egg mixture. Mix with a spatula to scramble.
  4. Add taco meat and green onions. Stir for 1 minute and remove from heat.  
  5. Sprinkle on cheese. Cover with lid to melt cheese.
  6. Toast English muffin.
  7. Top each toasted English muffin half with equal amounts of egg mixture.
  8. Garnish with salsa and extra green onions.

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Brent Garell testing the food at College Recipe CafeBrent Garell – Brent is the guy behind College Recipe Cafe, and author of The Cook-a-Palooza Experience.  He visits local colleges to teach students cooking 101 skills, and is the author of the digital cookbook 15-Minute Money Saving Meals for Students: Cup of Recipes for When You Need Food NOW! Available now on Amazon.

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6 thoughts on “Tex-Mex Egg McMuffin: Quick Win Wednesday

  1. Karen Adams says:

    I didn’t have Tex-mex cheese so I seasoned sharp cheddar cheese with chili powder and it was very good. A nice change up from the normal bacon and eggs! I definitely will fix this again.

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