Migas, Migas and more Migas!


Dear Culinary Gods, please forgive me for I have lived here in Texas going on 6 years now and I have just now made my first batch of Migas. I realize it took me long enough but be sure to note these Migas are my family’s new favorite meal and it will not happen again! Not sure what the hold up was on my part in making this amazing Tex-Mex dish, but boy we were missing out bad. For those of you who have no clue what I am referring to when I say Migas, here is a little background. Migas means “little crumbs” in Spanish and they are similar to a breakfast burrito packed full of juicy sauteed eggs, onions, crushed tortilla chips, tomatoes and much more. A dish that is irresistible to Tex-Mex lovers and one I will be making time and time again.

There are so many ways to make Migas and after seeing just one recipe for it in the Food Network Magazine I knew exactly what I wanted to have in my Migas. Spicy eggs, juicy tomatoes, bell peppers, onions and olives.  Yep- olives! I am a olive freak lately. Oh, and I couldn’t pass up crushing my favorite new jalapeño tortilla chips by Lays in the mix right along with a dash of cumin, cajun seasoning and paprika. In my opinion Migas is really just another word Melt in your Mouth Delicious or Heaven Sent. They were a much needed food intervention for my family who after years of classic beef tacos needed to add something new to the menu!

Now if my Dad is reading this, which he isn’t but rather my mom is reading it out loud to him, he is probably thinking to himself that something must be wrong with me. That maybe I have fallen off the wagon or something. You see, my dad is the number one fan in the Tex-Mex Fan club and he swears by his beef tacos. They are “his” dish that he has always made for us since I was little and nothing and I mean nothing can replace his tacos… until now!

The crispy jalapeno tortillas add an extra crunch and surprise to this dish and one that you definitely don’t want to leave out. My Spicy Migas served alongside a serving of fiery red salsa or my fresh tomatillo salsa verde is a sure way to ring your Cinco De Mayo party this Thursday.  My wish for you is to try Migas at least once in your life because it is this warm concoction of flavor perfection and something you will never forget.  I promise you will be craving more and fighting each other for the last bite!


Spicy Migas


1 TBSP butter

1 TBSP Devo Olive Oil

8 eggs, slightly beaten

1/4 cup whole milk

4 ounces of mix of cheddar cheese and monterey jack cheese

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 green bell pepper, diced

Half of onion, diced

3 medium sized tomatoes, diced

1/2 cup crushed Lays jalepeno tortilla chips

4 ounces of black olives, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp salt and pepper each

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp cajun seasoning

1 TBSP fresh cilantro plus more for garnish is you prefer


In a large bowl mix together the eggs, milk and seasonings, except for the cilantro. Mix well, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Heat the butter and olive oil in a medium skillet and cook the onions and bell peppers for 2-3 minutes then stir in the chopped garlic. Cook for 3 minutes until they start to turn a nice golden brown then add in the tomatoes, crushed tortilla chips and cilantro. Turn the heat to medium-low and pour in the egg mixture. Stir gently to cook with the onions and peppers, folding mixture very gently as it cooks. Add in grated cheese and chopped cilantro, and stir to combine.



  1. Cool Gal

    Be still my heart. OMG…yum! I love Mexican food (favorite) and this looks so delicious!

    Another Jessica recipe I will be trying! 🙂

    04 . May . 2011
  2. Lindsay

    yum. yum. and yum!! these will be on our plates this weekend!! why do you post the most delicious recipes so early in the morning….and thats all i think about ALL day!? 🙂

    04 . May . 2011
  3. Erica

    mmmmmmmmm eggs and Mexican…can’t go wrong. And with tortilla chips crunched in there? That sounds so fabulous. Cinco de mayo tomorrow!!

    04 . May . 2011
  4. Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen

    This looks so delicious! I’ve never heard of Migas but now I can’t wait to try making them–thanks for sharing! 🙂

    04 . May . 2011
  5. Strawberry CAKE

    I love everything with a mexican flavor!

    04 . May . 2011
  6. Cat {brideblu}

    Oh, I have never heard of Migas?!?! But now, I want to try them more than anything. They look delish! 🙂

    xx Cat brideblu

    04 . May . 2011
  7. Shawn

    These are sooo going to happen at my house soon!

    04 . May . 2011
  8. Tammy

    Love Migas-being from texas I know migas and these sound delicious

    04 . May . 2011
  9. rob

    What a fantastic rendition! Planning a full menu of tex mex tonight and I might just have to add these to it. Come visit when you can

    04 . May . 2011
  10. flip flops & pearls

    OH MY YUMMMMY! I am such a Mexican lover,,,,,counting down the hrs til tomorrow:)

    I hope your having a great day sweetie, XO

    04 . May . 2011
  11. To the Kitchen

    Wonderful idea, i would have never thought to do them only because I am more used to tacos and fajitas for cinco de mayo. Thanks for sharing- you always have great ideas

    04 . May . 2011
  12. Torrie @ a place to share...

    Oh my. First salsa, and then this?? A PERFECT meal. I’m planning a late cinco de mayo celebration on Friday (since R’s gone tomorrow). You are totally getting me in the spirit. And I’ve never heard of or tried these! Will do. I promise :).

    04 . May . 2011
  13. Melissa

    Mmmm! I love Migas, I’ll have to try this recipe!

    04 . May . 2011
  14. sara@domesticallychallenged

    I was all, “WHat?!” until you described them. I’d eat one!

    04 . May . 2011
  15. Peachy Keen

    As a soon to be Texan, I’d never even heard of these! Thanks for clearing that up and equipping me with a go-to recipe for once I’m all settled.

    04 . May . 2011
  16. Angie Ward

    Those look really great! I have never had migas before so I will have to give this a try! Thanks!

    04 . May . 2011
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  18. Dani

    Thanks for the intro to migas! I can’t wait to try this (love the jalapeno tortilla chips stuffed in there!)

    04 . May . 2011
  19. Mary

    How did I escape know about migas when my parents are Texan? Oh, wait…they’re German Texans!
    This looks really good…I just bet YS would make these! 🙂

    04 . May . 2011
  20. Stephanie

    These sound amazing. You sure do know how to plan a party. Can u just come make them for us!

    04 . May . 2011
  21. Shea

    This sounds very interesting, and like something I should try. I think it’s the crushed up tortilla chips that I’m most curious about. They look delicious!

    04 . May . 2011
  22. pigpigscorner

    Wow, looks like I’m missing out too! This looks and sounds fab!

    05 . May . 2011
  23. daphne

    I am hungry just looking at this. Cheese, eggs, jalapenos.. Awesome!

    05 . May . 2011
  24. Renee

    Love the way you did your migas. you always have the simplest ways to do things and they turn out delicious. You should have a show or something called Cooking in Simple or something! LOL!

    05 . May . 2011
  25. Heather p.

    I have always wanted to try Migas but never thought I could do them but yours look so good and sound pretty easy. Might give them a try tonight- the family would be well pleased. love the chips in it

    05 . May . 2011
  26. Mary

    I have to say I’ve never heard of migas but after seeing them here I can’t wait to try, these look delicious!
    have a great day

    05 . May . 2011
  27. Jihane @Sinful Sundays

    Omg, these look awesome! So perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. 🙂

    05 . May . 2011
  28. Lyn

    I’ve never heard of Migas (maybe seen b4) but this definitely sounds and looks delicious! I LOVE CHEESE!! especially melted cheese! 😀

    05 . May . 2011
  29. Jenna

    Oh Yum! Your migas look great, and I like your idea of using the flavored tortilla chips. I’ve made migas at least twice (using the Pioneer Woman’s recipe) and loved them–but it’s been a least a year now! That must change. You’ve inspired me. =)

    05 . May . 2011
  30. Emily@SoDomesticated

    Mmmmm, migas… they look delish! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for following!

    05 . May . 2011
  31. Maria @ Scandifoodie

    I’ve never tried these but they look unreal! You are inspiring me to try more Mexican recipes!

    05 . May . 2011
  32. Olive


    I’ve never tried making migas before, it sounds soo yummy, I will add this to my must-make recipes! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

    05 . May . 2011
  33. Betty @ scrambled hen fruit

    I’ve never tried migas, but I’m bookmarking this recipe. This is a perfect weekend brunch dish! 🙂

    05 . May . 2011
  34. Alli

    I am excited to try these midges and those chips. Yum!

    06 . May . 2011
  35. Joanne

    I’ve been an olive freak my entire life. So…I totally get it. These look delicious! I’ve never had migas before…think it’s about time I give them a whirl!

    06 . May . 2011
  36. Denine Anderson-Regan

    Hey Jessica,

    These look awesome! My husband loves eggs – and Tex-Mex – so he will thank you for these once we try them! Yum!

    06 . May . 2011
  37. Sara @ Saucy Dipper

    I need to get my hands on some of those crispy jalapeno tortillas. We are huge Tex Mex fans in my house. In fact, we probably eat a breakfast burrito once a week. I think migas are right up our alley!

    06 . May . 2011
  38. val

    OMG, I hope you have leftovers because I will be right over.

    06 . May . 2011
  39. sweetlife

    oh i adore migas…great recipe!


    06 . May . 2011
  40. Tessa

    Wow. I have never heard of migas, but we love southwest flavors. These look like they could easily make a great breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Yum!

    08 . May . 2011

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