San Antonio Migas

In Tex-Mex cuisine, migas is a traditional breakfast dish consisting of scrambled eggs mixed with strips of corn tortilla, diced onions, sliced chile peppers, diced fresh tomatoes, and cheese. Migas is typically served with refried beans, and corn or flour tortillas are used to enfold all of the ingredients into tacos. One common variation is to add chorizo to the standard ingredients.


4 large eggs
1-1/2 Tbsp unsalted butter
1-1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 corn tortillas, sliced into 1/2-inch strips, then cut into 2-inch rectangles
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 ounces can green chiles, drained
1/4 cup chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup shredded pepper jack cheese


In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and 1 tablespoon water vigorously.

Heat the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the butter melts, add the tortilla strips and cook, stirring and tossing, until they are all golden and crispy.

When the tortillas are crisp, add the bell pepper, chiles and onion to the skillet. Season with a pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes.

Add the eggs to the pan, season with salt and reduce the heat to medium low. Cook, stirring to scramble and combine, until most of the moisture is cooked out, then remove from the heat. Stir in the tomatoes. Serve topped with cheese.


2 servings


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