Migas Recipe: Mexican Scrambled Eggs with Crispy Tortillas
This quick and easy Migas recipe is the perfect Mexican breakfast with lightly scrambled eggs tossed with crispy tortillas, jalapenos, tomatoes and cheese.
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 corn tortillas cut into strips or squares
- 1 jalapeno pepper diced
- 1 small red bell pepper diced
- 1 small onion white or yellow, diced
- 4-5 eggs lightly scrambled
- 1 medium tomato diced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- ½ cup shredded pepperjack or Monterrey Jack cheese
- For Serving: spicy chili flakes extra sliced peppers, avocado, hot sauce
Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan and add the corn tortillas. Fry them lightly in the hot oil until they crisp up, flipping a bit, about 4-5 minutes. Remove them from the pan and set them into paper towels to drain. Sprinkle them with a bit of salt while they are hot.
Next, add the peppers and onion to the hot pan and cook them down about 5 minutes.
Stir in the tomato, then pour in the scrambled eggs. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and stir.
Cook the eggs, stirring here and there, about 2-3 minutes, or until the eggs just begin to set.
Remove from heat and stir in the reserved crispy tortillas and shredded cheese.
Top with spicy chili flakes, extra sliced peppers and avocado. And hot sauce if desired!
Heat Factor: Mild-Medium. You can up the heat by adding extra jalapeno peppers, and using a spicy hot sauce to finish. Reduce the heat by coring the jalapenos before cooking, or using bell peppers instead.
Make it a Bigger Meal. Migas is a great dish on its own, but as a variation, consider adding spicy Mexican chorizo for some added kick and flavor. You can even add in other crumbled sausage, ground chicken or refried beans to make it more of a meal.
Add Some Salsa. Salsa is also a popular addition. Scoop a few spoonfuls of Salsa Roja or your favorite Salsa Verde as a finisher. You'll love the added flavor pop.
Tortilla Chips. If you'd like to skip the steps for frying the tortillas, use crispy tortilla chips instead. They work great for quick and easy migas!
Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 176mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1565IU | Vitamin C: 49.3mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 1.3mg