Texas Migas

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Texas Migas are a delicious combination of scrambled eggs, loaded with fresh tomatoes, red onions, jalapeños, and corn tortillas. 

 

Have you ever been to Texas? If so, you probably have heard of, seen on a menu, or actually had the pleasure of having a dish called Migas.

My father introduced me to this dish. He isn’t a big cook, but I remember the day he stepped up to the stove to whip up some migas for breakfast. I was a young curious girl, so I had to know what he was doing. He tells me he is making migas, but I hear hormigas. Hormigas is Spanish for ants. Hmmm, no thank you! I wanted nothing to do with this food. Why on earth would you eat ants for breakfast?!

Do you remember my last post on Homemade Sopapillas? If so, now are you seeing where my son gets his hearing. To him Sopapillas sounds like Soapy Pillows. Obviously, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree :D 

So, my dad in his Tex-Mex (english mixed with spanish) way of speaking says, “Mija, they are migas, NOT hormigas.” Ohhh!

Okay, so what are Migas? Pronounced “mee-gah-zz” are a Mexican style eggs made with corn tortillas.  Not just any corn tortillas, but crispy pieces of corn tortillas. Mixed in with eggs,  fresh tomatoes, onions, and jalapeños. The entire dish is light, but filling and busting with fresh flavors. 

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 This dish is simply addictive. Once you have it, you will crave Texas Migas!

 

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Start with eggs, tomatoes, jalapeños, red onion (was late for the picture) and corn tortillas.

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Get your cutting board ready! Now, dice everything up.

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Heat 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add corn tortillas and sauté until slightly crisp. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.

 

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Then add the tomatoes, onions, and jalapeños into the skillet and sauté these until they are heated through. This only takes 2-3 minutes. You don’t want these to get too soft and mushy. Add this mixture to the same plate as the tortillas.

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Now scramble up your eggs in a small bowl.  If you need to, add a little oil to the skillet to cook the eggs. When the eggs are soft scrambled add in the vegetables and tortillas.  Continue to cook until eggs are done to your liking. Be careful to not overcook or your eggs will be dry. 

 

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Take it from this Texas girl, this meal is ¡Siempre Delicioso! 

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Texas Migas
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 2 corn tortillas, cut into ½inch squares
  • 1 medium jalapeño, diced
  • ½ cup red onion, diced
  • 1 cup tomato, diced
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
Instructions
  1. Dice tomatoes, jalapeños, red onion, and corn tortillas.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add corn tortillas and sauté until slightly crisp. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.
  4. Add the tomatoes, onions, and jalapeños into the skillet and sauté these until they are heated through. This only takes 2-3 minutes. Add this mixture to the same plate as the tortillas.
  5. Scramble eggs in a small bowl.
  6. If needed add a little oil to the skillet to cook the eggs. When the eggs are soft scrambled add in the vegetables and tortillas.
  7. Continue to cook until eggs are cooked. Be careful to not overcook or your eggs will be dry.

 

 

 

 


Comments

  1. Migas are a breakfast of champions! What a great way to start the day!

  2. The simplest things are so often the most delicious! I’ve never had migas (been to Texas but literally for about 24 hrs) but I sure do love eggs! Everything else here works for me. I can see my family and I digging in with a little hot sauce! : ) Great breakfast, Cindy!

  3. Hormigas, that is too funny! I love making migas because they are so easy to make and much easier to eat than a breakfast taco. I am lazy and always just throw my tortilla pieces in with the eggs so they are always soft. I love the idea of crisping them first so they add a crunchiness, I will to that next time for sure!

    • Aren’t they delicious? I love the crispy tortilla in these. That little crunch is awesome with the eggs and veggies.

  4. I went to Texas several years ago, but I don’t remember seeing this. Mind you, we did drive from Canada so I was probably delirious from being in the car for so long! I love that there are crispy tortilla pieces in this dish, the texture contrast with the eggs would be really nice. By the way, I’m hosting a link party on my blog right now, and I would love it if you came over and shared a few of your yummy recipes. Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. This sounds so good! Much better than ants. Haha!

    • Natalie, you can just imagine how afraid I was when I thought I heard ants. LOL Thankfully, no ants here. Migas are a delicious breakfast.

  6. I’ve been in such a breakfast rut lately and this sounds like just the perfect way to kick off the weekend! It looks so so good! I’ve never been to Texas … hopefully someday!

  7. I’ve never heard of this dish before, but I know I’d love it! I love anything involving eggs and veggies and I bet the crispy tortillas just tip it over the edge on the ‘delicioso’ scale!
    P.S. Are both of your parents from Mexico, Cindy, or just your dad?

    • Thanks Helen! The eggs with the veggies and crisp tortillas are a great flavor and texture combination.
      Both my parents are from Texas. My great-great grandparents were from Mexico and Spain. I grew up in Corpus Chrisiti, Texas . In south Texas many people are Hispanic and speak this combination of Spanish and English. It makes it really easy to learn Spanish. :D

  8. Ooh, now this I could get on board with! I’m usually not the biggest egg fan, but give me some spices and veggies and tortillas and I’m so there. Pinning!

    • Thanks for Pinning Mary Frances! I think you’d live these. They have great flavor, texture, and the eggs don’t have to be overwhelming.

  9. Wow Cindy – this looks amazing! I’ve never heard of Migas before, but just from the look of the photos – it looks delicious! Pinned!

  10. I am loving all of the learning I’m doing via your blog, Cindy! First sopapillas, now migas. Crisp tortilla pieces mixed with eggs…yes please! Technically I’ve been to Texas twice, though both trips were for work and we didn’t have the opportunity to explore the local cuisine. We are taking a big road trip soon that will bring us through Texas though – I’m getting my taste buds ready!! :)

    • Haha, awesome Alyssa. I find I learn so many new things from so many bloggers. That’s one I the beauties of blogging…knowledge. Road trip to Texas sounds awesome! Get ready to eat up :D

  11. I’m not normally a breakfast person, but this might just be changing my mind! Looks amazing!

  12. oh my god I LOVE that corn tortillas are mixed in with this!!! they are seriously my favorite, and that makes this egg dish completely awesome :)

  13. I’ve never heard of migas, but I love what I see! This looks delicious and I’d happily eat for breakfast or dinner. :)

  14. I’ve never had migas before but anything with tortillas and eggs sounds awesome to me! It looks delicious and definitely 1000x better than ants ;)

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