Quick Migas

Ok, so I must let you know that up until now I have never tried migas.  I have seen the on The Pioneer Woman’s site and I have seen Rachael Ray make them, but I just haven’t gotten around to trying them until now.  I came across a recipe for quick and easy migas at Budget Bytes.  They were too easy not to try.

Migas are a Tex-Mex breakfast dish that usually consists of eggs, onions, chile peppers, tomatoes, cheese and corn tortillas. Budget Bytes version was simplified by using salsa in place of the fresh onions, chile peppers, and tomatoes. Then instead if deep frying the corn tortillas and cutting them up you use tortilla strips (specifically the Mission Brand). This dish was quick and easy to put together. It only took about 15 minutes. It is also inexpensive to make. Budget Bytes put the cost at $3.40. It was also very delicious. I have been totally missing out by not having migas before now. If you haven’t given them a try then you must try this recipe. It is too easy not to try it.  I now LOVE migas!

Also,congrats to Marci who said, “I have never heard of Xagave before but am intrigued! I would love to try the Asian Cabbage and Sprout Salad…it sounds delicious!”  You are the winner of the Xagave giveaway!

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Quick Migas

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 5 oz.thick tortilla strips (1 oz. is about 12 strips)
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 3 chopped green onions
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Saute the green onions in 1 Tbsp of butter over medium heat until they are soft (2-3 minutes). While the onions are cooking, whisk together the eggs and milk.
  2. Once the onions are soft, pour the egg mixture over top and let it cook (without stirring) until the edges are “set” (this means cooked/turned solid… ). Once the edges are set, use your spatula to pull the edges in toward the center of the pan, letting the unset/liquid egg flow back onto the surface of the pan.   (This is just like making an omelet)Repeat this process until almost all of the egg mixture is set/cooked. Move on to the next step when the egg mixture is still moist and glistening but is mostly cooked. If you cook it until it is dry at this step, your end product will be over cooked and super dry.
  3. Pour the salsa on the eggs and gently fold in (be careful not to over stir, you’ll end up with pellet like scrambled eggs). Add the tortilla strips and gently fold in. The tortilla strips will soften and reduce in volume as they are mixed in so don’t worry if your pan seems to be over flowing at first!  Just keep folding gently.
  4. Sprinkle the top of your migas with shredded cheese and freshly chopped cilantro. Serve while it is still hot and moist!  Makes 4-5 servings.

This recipe was tested with Mission tortilla strips.

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