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No matter how many times Taco Bell tries to pitch it as Fourth Meal, we'll take our Mexican food for breakfast. Check out these great recipes that highlight our favorite flavors from South of the Border.

Mexican Eggs in Purgatory (above)

This fiery dish with bacon and Cotija cheese deserves a spot in heaven. No wonder Sam-I-Am couldn’t stop raving about his green eggs.

Tostada Chilaquiles

If you have leftover tostadas from last night’s dinner, transform them with this crunchy breakfast that features homemade tomatillo salsa.

Breakfast Chicken Enchiladas

Sometimes you just want straightforward, easy Mexican food without all the bells and whistles. You can’t go wrong with this blend of all your most-liked flavors, including sour cream, salsa and flour tortillas.

Burnt Strawberry Tamales

For an unusual way to satisfy that early morning sweet tooth, try these fruity tamales with fresh vanilla. You can top them with ice cream or whipped cream if you're feeling particularly gluttonous.

Mexican Street Corn Drop Biscuits

Pair these bad boys with salted butter and you’ll never make another canned biscuit again. They will remind you of the local street fair and your favorite part of summer.

Breakfast Quesadillas

You can’t go wrong with breakfast sausage, which means you definitely can’t go wrong with turning it into a quesadilla. If you’re strapped for time, try this quick recipe with only a few ingredients.

Mexican Hot Chocolate

We’re not sure anything will take the place of coffee, but this hot alternative will give you a morning jolt in the form of cayenne and cinnamon. Caliente and picante!