What is Migas?

Cyd Converse

What is migas and how do you make it? Find out here!

If you are getting bored of the same old breakfast, why not try something new! It is delicious, it is easy to make and it will keep you satisfied for hours.

What is it?

It's migas!

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What is migas?

This easy skillet recipe is a Mexican breakfast dish that combines tortillas with eggs and delicious fresh vegetables.

Although it calls for corn tortillas, you could use tortilla chips instead - or even flour tortillas, for a different flavor and texture.

The recipe is very versatile - in fact you can substitute pretty much any of the ingredients (except the eggs) for something you prefer.

Migas Picture

Bells peppers are traditional and - in our opinion - taste the best - but you could use spicier peppers, or something completely different like zucchini, winter squash or asparagus! We like to serve some lovely ripe, sliced avocado on the side too.

You also have a lot of leeway with the cheese. Since this is a Mexican dish, the best choices will be Mexican cheeses - queso fresco and cotija would work well.

The salsa verde included on the list of ingredients is used as a topping and helps spice things up. You could easily substitute this for another hot sauce - or perhaps you'd prefer to opt for a sauce that is not hot at all! In that case, try preparing any salsa recipe and simply omit any spicy peppers or other hot ingredients.

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Bump up the protein

You can make more of a meal of migas by adding extra protein, such as bacon and sausage or even chicken and tofu. Remember that these ingredients will need to be cooked prior to adding them to this dish.

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Migas isn't just for breakfast!

Although tradiitonally a breakfast recipe, migas makes an amazing lunch too, or even a light dinner! And because it's so versatile, it is a dish that the entire family will enjoy.


What is Migas?

    2 Servings


  • 4 Corn Tortillas
  • 1/2 cup Oil, light, for frying
  • 1/2 medium Red Bell Pepper, remove rib and seeds
  • 1/4 medium Yellow Onion
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 4 extra large Eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Mexican Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Salsa Verde


  1. Pour the frying oil into a heavy-bottomed pan and heat over a medium heat. Don't allow it to get too hot or you will burn the tortillas!
  2. Fry each tortilla until very crispy and golden, turning to ensure that both sides are equally done.
  3. Pile the fried tortillas up then cut them into strips, then into squares.
  4. Finely dice the red pepper and onion and place with the butter into a frying pan. If you would prefer a spicier dish, add some chopped jalapenos too.
  5. Saute until the vegetables are soft, then carefully fold in the eggs and chopped tortillas, trying to avoid breaking the eggs up too much.
  6. Cook until the eggs are done, then top with the cheese and salsa verde (or topping of your choice). 
  7. Serve from the skillet once the cheese has melted.
Source: The Spruce Eats
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Author: Cyd Converse
Source: The Spruce Eats
Recipe Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 600
Calories 922

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 75g
  Saturated Fat 6g
Sodium 745mg
Total Carbohydrate 29g
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 2g
Protein 24g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

Cyd is a native of Upstate New York, born to a family of women who love to cook and host parties. She shares her love of all things food, home and entertaining on her blog, The Sweetest Occasion and on Instagram.

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