Machacado breakfast recipes to cook at home

What is in machaca? What is Machado taco? Check out these three delicious recipes and try for yourself these amazing Mexican-inspired breakfasts.

Machacado breakfast recipes to cook at home
Egg taco. Photo by nrd / Unsplash

Eating is the best part of celebrating. So how about starting your Sunday with these practical and delicious machacado breakfast recipes? If you don't like to cook, get them prepared, you'll be just as happy. These machacado breakfasts are ideal for a weekend where you want to eat delicious food without trying too hard.

Machacado con huevo recipe

Egg with tomato puree, corn oil, and beef. Cooking time: 30 minutes. Servings: 4. Difficulty: Easy.


2 tablespoons corn oil
8 pieces beaten eggs
1 cube tomato concentrate with chicken dissolved in ½ cup of water
1/2 piece onion, chopped
3 pieces tomato, cleaned, seeded, and cut into small cubes
1 piece fresh chile, chopped
100 grams dried beef jerky, chopped
2 pieces potato, cleaned, peeled, cut into small cubes, and cooked


Heat the oil and fry the onion until transparent. Add the beef jerky, chili, tomatoes, cube of tomato concentrate with chicken and potatoes; mix and cook for 8 minutes over medium heat, stirring. Add the beaten eggs, mix and cook for 8 minutes over low heat or until the egg is cooked. Serve as breakfast or snack.

To give it a better flavor it is recommended to fry onion with chili before frying the egg. The egg is a powerful source of vitamins and minerals: It contains vitamins A, E, D, Folic Acid, B12, B6, B2, B1. Egg yolk is one of the few foods that contain vitamin D. The yolk contains an excellent source of iron, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium.

Machacado breakfast tacos recipe

6 tacos (2 persons)

Ingredients for the sauce

500g diced tomato (approx. 6 medium tomatoes)

1 tablespoon sea salt

1 tablespoon salsa macha, the one that stings a lot

15g white onion (approx. 1/4 of the piece)

1 sprig of fresh cilantro

Optional: freshwater to taste

Ingredients for the tacos

6 pieces flour tortillas

6 pieces chicken eggs

60g shredded beef jerky

2 tablespoons olive oil


Wash and disinfect the vegetables and herbs before using them. In a blender, grind the tomatoes, onion, sea salt and salsa macha, then add the fresh cilantro and grind it as well. Make sure it is well ground. As we are using the raw ingredients, after cooking the consistency will be thicker. Add a little water to lighten the sauce.

Preheat a medium saucepan and add the sauce. Cook for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the color changes and the flavor is slightly acidic. If you prefer it spicier, add more salsa macha at this point.

Heat a skillet or egg cooker, add the oil and fry the beef jerky until golden brown. Make sure it doesn't burn, keep stirring it during the whole process. When it has a dark color and feels crispy, add the eggs and continue stirring with a spatula. Finish the eggs over medium heat, leave them to your liking, overcooked or tender, and set aside.

Heat the flour tortillas. Make the tacos, place the machacado in the center, and roll the tortillas. Serve 3 tacos on a plate and dip them in the sauce. Serve with guacamole, refried beans, and queso fresco. As it is breakfast, cottage cheese will be a great choice. Enjoy this breakfast with fresh bread, avocado and good company.

Machacado, a delightful drink that takes away the heat

Machacado is a rich dessert known in the southern peninsula of Mexico, in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, and Merida, Yucatan. Due to the high temperatures of these places, it had to be something fresh, and it is. It is refreshing, sweet, delicious, and full of textures and color.

Machacado drink in Mexico
Machacado drink. Image: Agrifood and Fisheries Information Service

The machacado is similar to the raspados since its main ingredients are seasonal fruits and ice. It has some more touches that give it an amazing particularity: cinnamon, vanilla, and condensed milk. The preparation of this delicacy is easy. Prepare it at the moment of consumption, the process is as follows:

Place the desired fruit in a high glass (fruits like strawberry, blackberry, mango, banana, guava, etc.). Crush it with a mortar, leaving a fruit pulp. The combinations of fruits are common. After this, add condensed milk and mix with the crushed ice.

The heat makes the ice melt, which allows all the ingredients to integrate and to be drunk with a straw. This rich dessert is incomplete without the final decoration, which is wafers or long cookies. As you can see, every region of Mexico has culinary delights worth discovering and trying.