This Tex-Mex recipe starts the day off right. It is spicy, cheesy, full of protein and both crunchy and soft tortillas. What could be a more delicious eye-opener?
Migas is definitely a Texan thing. In Spanish, Migas means ‘crumbs’, but in terms of food, it refers to eggs that are cooked with tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, and leftover fried tortillas. It can be eaten as-is or stuffed into a tortilla and folded up like a taco. And I have to admit that they are amazing.
WHAT IS IN A VEGETARIAN MIGAS TACO?
- First, are the eggs and they’ll be scrambled with some cream in them to gorgeous, soft curds. Yum.
- Second, both corn tortillas AND flour tortillas. Both, you ask? Yep! The corn tortillas will be torn into shreds and fried till they are crunchy and golden and the flour will hold all the Migas as a taco.
- Onion, jalapeno, and garlic, because why not?
- More veggies like chopped tomato and avocado for topping
- And last, but never least, cheese – because everything is better with cheese.
VARIATIONS TO A MIGAS TACO
- Add bacon or sausage that has been cooked, drained, and crumbled. And here is another tip: fry your corn tortillas in the fat for extra flavor. Yep, you’re welcome.
- Refried or black beans make a nice addition.
- Short on time? Use leftover tortilla chips and salsa instead of frying the corn tortillas and chopping the vegetables. No one is going to know that you took a shortcut to whip this dish up on a weekday morning for the kiddos before school!
EQUIPMENT USED IN THIS RECIPE
- Pyrex 4 Measuring Cup, Clear with Red Graphics – This is a kitchen staple.
- Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons-6 Piece – I love the long, rectangle design. They even fit into small spice jars.
- Muclipkot Kitchen Wire Whisk – 12 inch Balloon Egg Beater Stainless Steel
- Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Stainless Nonstick 2-Piece 9-Inch & 11-Inch Skillet Set – Black And Silver
- Hygienic Solid Heat-Resistant Flexible Silicone Spatula, Black
- J.A Henckels International Classic Starter Knife Set, 3-Piece – good knives make food prep easier…and safer.
- Extra Thick Flexible Plastic Kitchen Cutting Board Mats Set, Set of 6 Colored Mats With Food Icons & Easy-Grip Handles, Non-Porous, Dishwasher – different colors for different foods. No more onion flavored fruit. It’ a good thing.
More eggy recipes:
- Zucchini and Red Pepper Frittata
- Broccoli and Cheese Egg Muffins
- French Style Scrambled Eggs
- Classic Eggs Benedict
- Asparagus Goat Cheese Tart
- Crispy Creamy Egg Boats
A Tex-Mex recipe that has all the flavors you crave. Crunchy corn tortilla shreds, creamy eggs, spicy jalapenos, onions, and cheese all wrapped up in a fluffy, soft, flour tortilla. The only thing that could make it better is a whopping of toppings!
3 corn tortillas
1 tablespoon vegetable or coconut oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons finely minced onion
1 medium jalapeno pepper, finely minced
4 extra-large eggs
1 tablespoon cream
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
8 cherry tomatoes, roughly chopped
½ cup grated Monterey Jack Cheese
4 – 6 flour tortillas
1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and chopped
Rip or cut the tortillas into small pieces.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, pour in the oil. Once hot, add the tortilla pieces and fry them until they are crispy. Do a few at a time and when done, remove with a slotted spoon onto a paper towel-lined plate. Sprinkle lightly with salt. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and cream together until frothy and the eggs are pale yellow. Set aside.
In the same skillet that you used for the tortillas, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the onions and jalapeno and cook, stirring often until the onions become translucent.
Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables and cook, stirring constantly, until the eggs are just starting to make curds. Add in the tomatoes and continue to cook, stirring constantly until the eggs are almost set.
Add the tortilla pieces and stir until combined.
Remove from heat and sprinkle the cheese over top of the hot eggs.
Serve the egg mixture in a flour tortilla and top with chopped avocado.
Squeeze a lime wedge over top before serving.
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Saute
- Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keywords: breakfast, Tex-Mex recipes, breakfast tacos, egg recipes,