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Migas (Mexican Breakfast Skillet)

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Migas (Mexican Breakfast Skillet) is a great weekend brunch dish or even a weeknight meal. This version is meatless, but there are plenty of eggs to fill you up, along with veggies and the ingredient that makes it so good – corn tortillas! 

A spicy breakfast is right up my alley, so I also love Huevos Rancheros Tostadas or my Sausage Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole (using hot sausage!). A side of chunky guacamole and that’s breakfast done right!

Overhead shot of a cast iron skillet of Migas, on a wooden background with a bowl of avocado slices.

Best Migas!

Migas (pronounced MEE-guz) is a traditional Spanish and Portuguese dish made with eggs and tortillas. Tex Mex versions are most often served for breakfast but we love it any time of day.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner….ALL of the these.

Mike and I fell in love (wait for it…) 🙂 with Migas when we were in Austin a few of years ago. Now we order it locally or cook it at home when we’re in the mood for some Tex Mex, which is a lot these days. My fondness for spicy food has grown exponentially over the last several years, which is why I have so many delicious Tex-Mex Recipes.

Ingredients Needed:

  • corn tortillas
  • veggie mix – peppers, onions, garlic
  • egg mixture – eggs, half and half
  • toppings – Mexican cheese, avocado, cilantro, hot sauce

I used one large jalapeño WITH seeds for these Migas, but it all depends on “how hot you can handle it”. Just because I like it HOT doesn’t mean you have to. So use a half of a jalapeño, or just take the seeds out because that’s where all the hot lives.

P.S. Did you know that some jalapeños are hotter than others? Yup. I’ve learned that lesson over and over and over again (to my family’s dismay). Ha.

Overhead shot of the raw peppers and onions in a glass bowl, and chopped corn tortillas on a black board.

Pro-Tip: Get those tortilla pieces nice and crispy and browned. Use some olive oil, and move them around until they are crisp and dark. You will add them back to the cast iron skillet after the eggs are cooked.

I’m gonna be honest. We eat this for dinner way more than for brunch. It’s super quick to make, and my guys devour it.

Sides to go with your Migas?

A quick Tex-Mex dish that has plenty of kick is hard to beat on a weeknight. Ole!

Overhead shot of a cast iron skillet with Migas, and a portion of it spooned out, on a wooden background.

Cast Iron Skillet – You’ll need this to make these Migas.

Make this Tex-Mex dish next: Mexican Black-Eyed Pea Dip

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Overhead shot of a cast iron skillet of Migas, on a wooden background with a bowl of avocado slices.

Migas (Mexican Breakfast Skillet)

Migas (Mexican Breakfast Skillet) is a great weekend brunch dish or even a weeknight meal. This version is meatless, but there are plenty of eggs to fill you up, along with veggies and the ingredient that makes it so good – corn tortillas!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 284kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 1 medium onion – chopped
  • 1 large jalapeno – diced with seeds
  • 1 large red pepper – chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic – diced
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper – to taste
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 10 whole eggs
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican Cheese
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • avocado slices
  • hot sauce – optional

Instructions

  • Chop up the red pepper, onion, garlic and jalapeno. Set the vegetables aside in a medium bowl.
  • Whisk together the eggs and half and half. Set aside.
  • Heat up some olive oil in a cast iron skillet on medium high heat. Chop the tortillas into bite sized pieces. Add to pan and fry until crispy. Remove to a paper towel.
  • Add more olive oil to pan and add vegetables. Season with kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, chili powder, and cumin. Cook until soft. 
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and add egg mixture. Cook until set, stirring occasionally.
  • Add corn tortilla bites back to pan and stir. Add chopped cilantro and shredded Mexican cheese.
  • Serve immediately with avocado slices and hot sauce.

Notes

  1. Pro-Tip: Get those tortilla pieces nice and crispy and browned. Use some olive oil, and move them around until they are crisp and dark. You will add them back to the skillet after the eggs are cooked.
  2. The spices will slightly discolor the eggs, but that’s ok.
  3. Some sides to pair with these migas: black beans, Chunky Guacamole (instead of just sliced avocado), Spanish Rice with Beans, and a margarita, of course!

Nutrition

Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1820IU | Vitamin C: 55.4mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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7 Comments

  1. Kellie Gaffney says:

    I’m afraid of my cast iron. I am happy to report that I’ve now used it twice because Sue’s recipes are so easy to follow. The Migas were flavorful!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      I absolutely LOVE my cast iron, and use it all the time now. I’m so happy you liked the Migas! Thanks Kellie! 🙂

  2. This recipe is awesome. Don’t forget the Avacado! Also, if you have a cast iron skillet – it takes the recipe up another level. Cast iron pans are easy to find and fun to cook with.

  3. Looks delicious…how necessary is the cast iron pan? I still don’t have one in my kitchen arsenal.

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      I am actually just starting to use my cast iron again. I’ve got a bunch of them for our homemade pizza nights (although now we like to make them on our BGE). But I totally think a regular pan will work great as well. 🙂

  4. Vanesa Jimenez says:

    These look very different and interesting to me… I will forward to you my family’s migas recipe, you need to try them!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Yes please!! 🙂

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