Happy National Taco Day and Taco Tuesday! Taco Quiche

Happy National Taco Day! Coincidentally this year’s National Taco Day falls on Tuesday, so let’s celebrate both National Taco Day and Happy Taco Tuesday all at once!

 

The first time I tried taco was after I came to the US. In my home country of Japan, tortillas were super rare finds that only special restaurants have(and typically the price got so expensive…here in the US, we are lucky enough to have a single taco with just a dollar especially on Taco Tuesday.) Today’s situation might be different considering entrepreneurs are introducing new food and distribution is getting easier compared to old days…haha, I’m kind of jealous! Anyways, I’ve learned how tasty tacos are in LA. Especially locally owned taco stands were typically serving super yummy tacos, so every once in a while, I was craving one (or two…maybe three, haha!) late at night. 

 

As I’m living in a place where there is a huge Hispanic community, it’s so easy to find authentic ingredients to make some Hispanic food, so this time I gave a little twist flavoring taco which is a special quiche!

 

Ready to check the recipe? Let’s cook!

 

<Today’s Recipe>

Taco Quiche

taco quiche

<Ingredients>

*Makes 2 medium ramekins (12 inches in diameter. I used one from Sweese

*May contain Amazon Associate links. By clicking the links, they will take you to the specific Amazon.com product page and you’ll see what ingredients/tools are recommended for making the food of the day. As an Amazon Associate I will receive a very small commission from qualifying purchases.

 

<Directions>

  1. In a medium pan pour olive oil and bring it to medium high heat. Add onion, jalapeno and cook for about 5 min. 
  2. Add refried beans, soy chorizo and cook for another 5 min. Remove from heat. 
  3. Preheat an oven to 375°F.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, sour cream, almond milk, cumin powder, salt and pepper. Mix well. 
  5. In an oven-safe ramekin, place veg mixture and sprinkle cheese, tomatoes, olives, and pour egg mixture. 
  6. Sprinkle another pinch of cheese, tomatoes, and olives.
  7. Transfer the ramekins and bake them in the oven for about 20 min. 
  8. Remove from the oven and sprinkle cilantro for garnish. Enjoy! 

 

<Cooking Tips>

  • Don’t forget some hot sauce to go with it!
  • I skipped placing quiche dough on the bottom of the ramekin, but it’s your choice to add them! It must be extra yummy for sure!

taco quiche

I typically make this dish for weekend brunch, and it’s perfect to feel relaxing, fun weekend vibes. Especially when the chorizo aroma is wafted from the kitchen, I can imagine my dinner buddy poking his head by asking “hey, isn’t it ready yet?” and possibly my neighbor wants to do that too!

 

Happy National Taco Day and Taco Tuesday! Hope you will enjoy this fantastic day for taco lovers!

 

<OtherYummy Mexican Food Ideas>

Go healthy! Tostada Taco Salad with Egglife Wraps

egglife tostada tacos salad

Perfect bar food to enjoy happy-hour at home! 7 Layers Dip

7 layer dip eat now

Enchiladas in Red Sauce

enchiladas red sauce

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

15 Comments Add yours

  1. M. Lee Keena says:

    Happy Taco Tuesday 🙂

    I like the quiche idea. It would make a great appetizer for a party. Tacos make me think of happy hour. I do miss all the random taco trucks around Los Angeles. We had one on Sunset Blvd and Everett St. I miss it and making those midnight taco walks to the corner. 🙂

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Yes I totally understand about it🤩 tacos sold in food trucks smells too good for “already-tired-from-morning-work” people, isn’t it!?😋 Also hot dogs sold in street around 2AM just across from night clubs🌭 I tried once and it was the best thing I ever eat😂

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  2. Laura says:

    Now that’s a great idea! I’ve made omelets and taco salad but I never thought of a quiche, what a great dinner that would be. Having tortillas available at most grocery stores, I never thought of those places where it was unavailable. You must have had quite a culture shock coming to America and having so many food choices available to you. Of course, I lived in Michigan until we moved to Arizona when I was 19 so I hadn’t had Mexican food either. It was a great surprise to have so many ingredients for Mexican food available that we never had before, now we have it at least once if not twice a week.

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Ah Laura, you totally know what I mean!🤩🙌✨ Yes going to a grocery store right after I arrived to the US brought me quite big culture shock. Every 3 feet or so, I saw what I’d never seen, so going to grocery shopping took extra time😂 I’m sure I’d have another culture shock when I go back to Japan…a few years ago when I went back to Japan for vacation, I missed too much about good Mexican food and couldn’t wait to go back to the US🤣

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  3. There is a taco day? (Of course there is)

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  4. elvira797mx says:

    Wow! Wonderful, delicious recipe! Bravo! Thank’s for share, Tanooki.
    Happy Taco Day!

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you Elvira! Hope you enjoyed some taco😋🌮💕✨

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      1. elvira797mx says:

        Always a pleasure, Tanooki!
        Yes , thanks I did! Love tacos!
        🙏😋🌮💕✨

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  5. Hola, today is Taco Wednesday!

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Yes you know it right!!🌮🌮🌮

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  6. Livia says:

    Oh, that Quiche looks very delicious. 😋👍 Thanks for sharing your recipe. 🙏😊
    Unfortunately I don‘t like chorizo at all. 😖 There were already quite a few Spanish dishes that I came across and that sounded interesting, but as soon as I experience the slightest small hint of chorizo taste, I can‘t continue eating, that’s why I never tried them. 😞 It‘s almost like an allergy, unfortunately. 😖

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Oh really! Yeah there are so many ingredients so sometimes we all see something we can’t stand…too bad it’s chorizo for you. Is it because of the spice smell? I used to not like cumin because well, I’d say I wasn’t familiar with them🤔

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      1. Livia says:

        I got a bit sad when reading your blog post because the Quiche looks so amazingly delicious. 🤩

        It’s not the smell, but the taste that I don’t like in Chorizo. Somehow, it tastes strangely sour to me, almost as if the meat had turned bad. That feeling is already strong with cold chorizo but even worse if it has been cooked. 😖

        I guess I’ll have to try your recipe without the Chorizo then 😉

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      2. Tanooki says:

        Ah I totally understand what you mean! Yes when I first tried Tex Mex chorizo(guess what, the one I tried in Japan and here in the US, chorizo are so different in taste and shape. Japanese one is more like a version of sausage🤔) it tasted a little sour to me but my host mother who was Mexican said it’s not sour at all. I’m glad I finally found someone else who thought the same as me actually🤣

        Yes, I’d appreciate if you could substitute chorizo with something else😊

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