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Migas

Migas


I had a bunch of corn tortillas left over from taco night and I knew just what I wanted to do with them. I remembered bookmarking several Texmex style breakfasts that called for day old corn tortillas over the last while and when I searched for them migas was the first to come up with this recipe from The Pioneer Woman Cooks. Migas translates to crumbs and is a dish that consists of scrambled eggs, corn tortillas, onions, peppers, tomatoes and some cheese. What I like most about this recipe is all of the fresh ingredients and overall it is pretty healthy, other than the fried tortillas, which you could easily bake. Migas is pretty easy to make even if it does take a bit longer than your average breakfast which makes it perfect for weekends. The migas turned out really well! I liked the way the sauteed vegetables worked in the scrambled eggs and I was a bit surprised that the tortillas were still nice and crispy by the time I finished. This is a great way to use up those leftover tortillas! Since I am making breakfast for one, I kept the extra sauteed vegetables in one container and the fried tortillas in another. This way, during the week I can quickly heat the vegetables, add the eggs and tortillas and have some quick and tasty breakfasts.

Migas

(makes 4 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
4 corn tortillas (cut into bite sized pieces)
oil for frying
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion (diced)
1 red pepper (diced)
1 green pepper (diced)
2 jalapeno peppers (diced)
4 large tomatoes (diced)
12 large eggs (lightly beaten)
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cilantro (chopped)
1 cup queso fresco (crumbled)

Directions:
1. Fry the tortillas in the oil until golden brown and crisp.
2. Heat the oil in a pan.
3. Add the onions and peppers and saute until tender, about 7-10 minutes.
4. Add the tomatoes and the tortillas.
5. Add the eggs to the pan and cook scrambled eggs style until they reach the desired level of doneness.
6. Remove from heat and mix in the cilantro, plate and garnish with the cheese.

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31 comments:

MaryMoh said...

This dish looks healthy and delicious!

Velva said...

What a wonderful dish! This is the first time I have heard seen the word 'Migas"... I need to remember this one. Thanks.

Queen B. said...

my heart is skipping a beat over this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bob said...

Love this, I do something like it all the time. Great version!

Blackberry Jam Cafe said...

Wow - you made these look awesome! I'm from Texas so we see Migas at many restaurants, but not very many are done as well as yours. These are perfect - are you maybe a Texan at heart?
Susan

Sharon said...

This dish looks so good, I too often have left over tortillas so this would be a great breakfast!! My husband would love it!!

dave -nibbleanibble said...

Looks really colorful and healthy!

Edana said...

Ohhh, it sounds like a mixed-up version of huevos rancheros, which are the most delicious breakfast ever. I'll definitely be trying this one. Thanks for the recipe!

Melissa said...

My mom used to make something like this when I was little....I had no idea what it was called. Thanks for sharing!!

Emily said...

I just love that you give tips/recipes for cooking for one!

dahlia said...

nice post ... let try another recipes from indonesia

Cyndi said...

Thanks for reminding me of this dish - something my sister makes but I haven't. I know what we're having for breakfast tomorrow!

Joanne said...

I have been meaning to make PW's version of these for a long time! Your dish looks so colorful...it must have been so nice to wake up to that!

Frankie said...

After six months in France I'm headed home to Texas in two days... and this is going to be high on my "Must Eat" list! Great recipe, thanks!

Cherine said...

Great dish! Looks perfect

Chef Aimee said...

Oh wow...what a breakfast! Though I also eyed that delicious looking avocado next to the migas! MMM!

Bellini Valli said...

It looks healthy to me too Kevin!!!!

Marjie said...

A different kind of breakfast! This is a great weekend meal.

Claire said...

I've seen Migas pop up a few times as well, but this post has pushed me over the edge, I am definitely going to have to make migas now. Thanks Kevin!

Trudy (veggie num num) said...

YUM! Might be trying this very soon for a lazy Sunday Brunch!! What a great recipe!!

Sarah said...

Interesting...very different from "migas" in Spain!!

daphne said...

What a fantastic idea-sometime else than bacon and eggs!

Monika said...

Ding Dong! I love the sound of this! Perfect weeknight dinner!

Elizabeth said...

I have made this dish from the Pioneer Woman as well... delish! I may need to make it again this week since I have some tortillas left over!

Elizabeth said...

And the avocado and Black Beans on the side is a perfect addition!

We Are Not Martha said...

This is such a good idea! I've never heard of migas before, so thanks for introducing me to a brand new dish :)

Sues

Tasty Eats At Home said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE migas. This looks great.

Viridiana said...

I currently live in Mexico, in a bordering city with Texas, and i follow your blog religiously. I was SUPER excited to see you posted this recipee, ESPECIALLY since I had this for bfast today!!! However the only veggies I mixed were onions, tomato and serrano peppers (a la mexicana).

And to be extra healthy, you can use cooking spray to sautee the tortillas and vegetables. =)

Congrats on your blog!!

kitchenoperas said...

Oooh, yum. I just got back from Mexico and am missing tortillas with my breakfast!

This looks perfect!

couture dresses said...

I ate it once and it was so good. Glad I found the recipe here, I'm going to make it for sure.

LindaChicken said...

This was outstanding! I fixed this on a camping trip and the family hasn't stopped bragging on it, thank you for sharing!

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