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Servings: 4
Cook Time: 15 min.
If your family likes it hot, then you will enjoy this delicious and simple south of the border breakfast.


  • 4 scallions sliced, or substitute
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, diced
  • 1 small tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple, diced
  • 1/4 tsp salt, or to your desired taste
  • pinch black pepper
  • 2 Tbs butter or substitute
  • 8 large eggs, or substitute
  • 1 cup whole milk plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 4 8" soft flour tortillas
  • 1 package of mixed shredded monterey jack and cheddar cheese.
  • 1 or 2 jars pineapple or mango salsa
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 Tbs fresh cilantro, chopped, or parsley to garnish


  • In a large non-stick skillet, sauté with 1 tablespoon of butter, the scallions, jalapeño, tomatoes, 1/2 cup of diced pineapples and red peppers for 6-10 minutes. In separate bowl, whisk eggs with 3/4 cup of yogurt, salt, black pepper, cumin, coriander and 1 teaspoon cilantro. Pour egg mixture over sauté scallions and start scrambling, until desired consistency. Set skillet on the side.
  • On a separate iron skillet, melt the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter. Take flour tortilla and fold in half. Open the tortilla and add to only one half some cheese then 1/4 of the egg mixture and cheese again on top of the eggs and fold the other half on top of the cheese. Place it on the hot skillet. Cook 1 1/2 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
  • Cut the cooked tortillas in half and top with yogurt, salsa, pineapples and fresh cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 646
  Calories from Fat 346 (54%)
(59%)Total Fat 38g
(90%)Saturated Fat 18g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
(189%)Cholesterol 568mg
(30%)Sodium 724mg
(13%)Potassium 445mg
Total Carbohydrate 40g
(14%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 18g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(70%)Protein 35g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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