Tex Mex Migas

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Migas is a popular Tex Mex breakfast dish made with chopped corn tortillas, cheese, tomatoes, jalapeños, and onions. I serve it plated with tortillas on the side, but they can also be wrapped in a tortilla, taco style.

Migas is a popular Tex Mex egg dish made with chopped corn tortillas, cheese, tomatoes, jalapeños, and onions. I serve it plated with tortillas on the side, but they can also be wrapped in a tortilla, taco style.
Tex Mex Migas

I first discovered the Tex Mex classic Migas in Austin, Texas and just couldn’t get enough of them! Also know as Austin’s hangover cure of choice, and city boasts so many variations on the Tex Mex classic. You can have them for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Migas is a popular Tex Mex egg dish made with chopped corn tortillas, cheese, tomatoes, jalapeños, and onions. I serve it plated with tortillas on the side, but they can also be wrapped in a tortilla, taco style.

Migas is a popular Tex Mex egg dish made with chopped corn tortillas, cheese, tomatoes, jalapeños, and onions. I serve it plated with tortillas on the side, but they can also be wrapped in a tortilla, taco style.

These eggs are so good! I could literally eat them everyday and they are so fast and easy to make yourself! The tortillas are typically cut up and fried to maintain a crisp texture when mixed in with the scrambled eggs, but I wanted to make them healthier, so I charred them on an open flame first to help crisp them up which helped me use far less oil and worked out great. For added healthy fats, I also served them with avocado.

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How To Make Migas

  • You can use any type of cheese you wish, I used queso fresco, but queso blanco, cheddar or Montery Jack cheese would also be great. You can also omit the cheese to make them dairy free.
  • This is a great vegetarian dish, but if you wish to add meat chorizo or bacon work great.

Migas is a popular Tex Mex egg dish made with chopped corn tortillas, cheese, tomatoes, jalapeños, and onions. I serve it plated with tortillas on the side, but they can also be wrapped in a tortilla, taco style.Migas is a popular Tex Mex egg dish made with chopped corn tortillas, cheese, tomatoes, jalapeños, and onions. I serve it plated with tortillas on the side, but they can also be wrapped in a tortilla, taco style.

Migas is a popular Tex Mex egg dish made with chopped corn tortillas, cheese, tomatoes, jalapeños, and onions. I serve it plated with tortillas on the side, but they can also be wrapped in a tortilla, taco style.

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Migas is a popular Tex Mex egg dish made with chopped corn tortillas, cheese, tomatoes, jalapeños, and onions. I serve it plated with tortillas on the side, but they can also be wrapped in a tortilla, taco style.
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Tex-Mex Migas

6
10
6
SP
326 Cals 17 Protein 22.5 Carbs 19 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
CUISINE: Mexican
Migas is a popular Tex Mex egg dish made with chopped corn tortillas, cheese, tomatoes, jalapeños, and onions. I serve it plated with tortillas on the side, but they can also be wrapped in a tortilla, taco style.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 vine tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeño, half diced, half sliced thin for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 2 corn tortillas
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 8 large eggs

To serve:

  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1/4 cup crumbled queso fresco
  • 4 ounces avocado, sliced
  • hot sauce or salsa, for serving

Instructions

  • One at a time, place all 6 of the tortillas directly over the flame of the burner over medium heat 20 to 30 seconds per side, until slightly charred.
  • Set 4 aside on a plate with a dish towel over them to keep them warm until ready to serve, cut the remaining 2 in half, then chop into 1/2 inch thick strips.
  • Place the eggs in a medium bowl, season with salt and pepper, and whisk to combine.
  • Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the 2 chopped tortillas and cook, stirring until crisp, about 4 minutes. Set aside.
  • Add the remaining oil to the skillet, then add the onion, tomato, jalapeño, cilantro and season with salt and pepper, cook until soft and translucent, about 4 minutes stirring.
  • When the onion is ready add the eggs and cook 3 to 4 minutes until the eggs are almost set, stirring a few times to scramble, then stir in the tortillas.
  • Stir and cook 1 more minute. Remove from heat and top with cheese, fresh salsa, avocado, hot sauce and cilantro for garnish.
  • Serve with warmed tortillas.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup eggs, 1 oz avocado, 1 tbsp cheese, 1 tortilla, Calories: 326kcal, Carbohydrates: 22.5g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 5.5g, Cholesterol: 377.5mg, Sodium: 360mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 1.5g
Blue Smart Points: 6
Green Smart Points: 10
Purple Smart Points: 6
Points +: 8
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19 comments

  1. Delicious!!! I prepared these migas for dinner today. What a great recipe!!! Next time, I will prepare them for breakfast with coffee.

  2. What is the device seen in the video to char the tortillas?

  3. This is a great recipe. I did alter it a little bit to make it lighter. No avocado because we don’t care for it. I used 4 whole eggs and 4 egg whites, and 4 corn torillas.

    Gina, thank you for continuing to add the Points+ values in your recipes. I joined Weight Watchers 6-1/2 years ago, lost 70 lbs., and stayed with that program because it really worked well for me.

  4. This dish reminds me of my favorite breakfast of chilaquiles that are so popular in Southern CA but also heavily fried, so I have been avoiding it. Now I have a great low point replacement. Loved it. If you don’t add the extra tortillas and avocado, it is only 3 points according to the recipe builder. Since I wasn’t going to add any more extra tortillas, I did char and cut up three and it was perfect as is for 4 points. This will definitely be on our regular weekend breakfast rotation. Could be served with a side of black beans.

  5. I’ve made this twice in one week. Hubby and teenage boys LOVE it. Keeping this on regular rotation.

  6. Love Migas.  I always make them when I have nothing but broken tortilla chips left in the bag instead of fresh tortillas.  Still yummy!

  7. These were fantastic! Have made them for guests twice now and plan to make them again this weekend for Cinco de Mayo!

  8. I made this today for brunch just as the recipe listed – wow! So delicious! My family loved it! Thanks!

  9. I couldn’t wait to try these! I ended up using half egg whites and cheddar cheese, avocado, and hot sauce for the topping. I found it a bit difficult to char the tortillas as described, so I just browned them in a pan – I think the result was the same. I didn’t really prefer eating the egg mixture with the whole browned tortillas – so next time I think I’ll just cut up all the tortillas in strips and add them directly to the egg mixture. Very yummy!

    • I thought that was how you were supposed to do it? Char/toast/brown the tortillas then cut them up and stir them in at the end? 
      Maybe I didn’t read it right. Regardless, it was yummy!

  10. Hi!
     This recipe, like all your recipes, looks terrific. I will try it very soon. My comment/question is about the pan .
    You  suggest using  a non stick Le Creuset. Do you happen to know if these are, like others in the line, induction compatible? 
    I love the pans and have  several … 
      wondering about the new line since they mentioned being made out of aluminum. 
    Thank you.

  11. I can’t wait to try this recipe, hopefully tomorrow! Where did you get that beautiful wooden spoon? I want one!

  12. Gina,

    Aren’t Migas delish! We also had them in Austin, Texas. Love making them at home also. I made them Benedict also.

    I love reading your recipes.

  13. HI, Gina. Any alternative suggestions on charring the tortillas if you only have an electric stove top? 🙁