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Easy Tex-Mex Migas Recipe

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Tex-Mex Migas are a great easy breakfast recipe that your family will love. Soft scrambled eggs cooked with salsa, plenty of cheese and a surprise crunch from tortilla chips, this breakfast bowl recipe is great any time of day.

tex mex migas in bowl being held in hands

Tex-Mex Migas are one of those great easy meals you can have any time of the day.

Have time to cook a good breakfast? Migas.

Need a quick bite for lunch? Migas.

Want an easy but delicious dinner? Migas.

Want something different and delicious but still easy and nutritious? Migas.

It’s all about the Migas.

ingredients to make migas

If you have never heard of Tex-Mex Migas before, think of them as the love child between nachos and scrambled eggs. Soft, flavorful eggs are cooked with onions and spices, salsa, cheese, and leftover tortilla chips! Top the easy migas recipe with your favorite taco topping like more cheese, avocado, refried beans, and more chips!

tex mex eggs in cast iron skillet

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I love including eggs in our family meal plan! Eggs are a great budget friendly option and a great way to include more variety into your menu. Eggs are also an awesome source of high quality protein (6 grams in each egg!) and 13 essential vitamins and minerals.

Looking for other family friendly recipes that will have you enjoying breakfast for dinner? Try these easy weeknight brinner recipes:

wooden spoon with migas and cast iron skillet

How Kids can help you make this Migas Recipe

One of the best ways of getting kids interested in trying new foods is to have them help you make the meal! Here are some easy and age appropriate ways to get your kids in the kitchen with you:

  • Kids aged 1 to 3 can help you pick the cilantro leaves off the stems, crush the tortilla chips, and set the table.
  • Kids aged 4 to 6 can help do everything above plus help you crack and whisk the eggs, pour the milk, measure the salsa, grate the cheese, dice the tomatoes, and measure the spices.
  • Kids aged 7 to 10+ can help you chop the onion (with supervision) and cook the scrambled eggs.

*Please note that these recommendations are generalized, and to please use your personal discretion with your child’s skill level. And always, always supervise! Read more about how to have your children help you in the kitchen.

cracking eggs in bowl

Teaching Kids How to Crack An Egg

Learning how to crack an egg is an important life skill! It can be tricky to crack an egg open without ending up with tons of bits of shell in the bowl, too. This easy migas recipe gives your family a perfect opportunity to practice egg-cracking practical life skills.

Start by demonstrating each step of how to crack an egg, and then let your child attempt it while you watch and offer help.

Steps on how to crack an egg:

  1. Use a medium-sized bowl to crack into, don’t crack into whatever it is you are cooking.
  2. Use one firm tap on the counter (don’t use the edge of the bowl as this actually pushes pieces of egg shell into your egg). This is the trickiest part – you can’t be too gentle or the egg won’t crack, and you can’t be so harsh that the egg explodes everywhere, either.
  3. Hold the egg low down over the bowl.
  4. Push your thumbs into the hole.
  5. Use your thumbs to pull the egg apart.

*Tip: If a stray piece of egg shell lands in the bowl, no worries! Use another piece of eggshell to scoop it out!

child learning to crack egg

How to serve Tex-Mex Migas to your family:

This easy migas recipe is easy to serve to all members of your family! This meal is great to serve family style and allow everyone to add all the toppings that they want!

Serve with a fruit (pick something colorful like strawberries, clementines or purple grapes for color!) for a complete meal your family will love.

  • For Babies – For younger babies, scoop out some scrambled egg before adding in the chips and salsa. Serve with small piles of scrambled eggs topped with chopped cilantro beside piles of cheese, diced avocado, and beans.
  • For Toddlers – serve piles of the eggs topped with chopped cilantro, cheese, avocados, and refried beans. We gave our girl some small crushed up chips as well because she notices every small difference between her plate and her sister’s plate and we were avoiding a meltdown. But you do what works for your family.
  • For Preschoolers – Serve all the elements of this meal in individual piles for kids who hate when their food touches other food (a real problem in our house), or allow them to create their own dinner by serving themselves. Don’t forget the sprinkling of cilantro!
  • For Older Kids – Serve this easy migas recipe together on a plate or bowl, allowing your child to decide which toppings they would like to have.
  • For Adults – Serve this bowl style with the refried beans and migas nestled up close to each other. Top with your favorite toppings!

child whisking eggs in glass bowl

Additional Options for Migas:

  • This meal would also be amazing in tortilla shells like a taco or burrito! Crush up some extra chips on top before you roll it up for a fun crunch level!
  • Add in diced mini sweet peppers while you saute the onion for extra flavor and color.
  • Drizzle hot sauce on top for an extra punch of heat!

How to up-level Tex-Mex Migas:

I used crushed leftover tortilla chips in this recipe because we almost always have some on hand, and its a great way to use them up without me eating 2 entire avocados worth of guacamole while I watch Game of Thrones (stress eating at its finest). BUT if you have the extra time and the desire, you definitely need to use corn tortillas and fry them up yourself! Cut them into strips and give them a quick fry in a skillet. It’s amazing, and worth the extra time.

Migas Breakfast Bowl with tortilla chips

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Yield: 4 Servings

Easy Tex-Mex Migas Recipe

Migas Breakfast Bowl with tortilla chips

Tex-Mex Migas are a great easy breakfast recipe that your family will love. Soft scrambled eggs cooked with salsa, plenty of cheese and a surprise crunch from tortilla chips, this breakfast bowl recipe is great any time of day.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2/3 cup salsa
  • 2/3 cup shredded mexican cheese blend (you can also use cheddar)
  • 2 handfuls of tortilla chips, roughly crushed (you want some bigger pieces, not finely smashed).

Toppings:

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 roma tomato, diced
  • 1 cup favorite salsa
  • 15 oz refried beans, heated up
  • 2 cups tortilla chips

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cumin, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  2. In a large cast iron skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil until warm.
  3. Add in the onion and sauté for 5 minutes, or until translucent, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add in the minced garlic and sauté, stirring frequently, for 30 seconds.
  5. Reduce the heat to low.
  6. Pour in the egg mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-6 minutes, or until the eggs are mostly done.
  7. Stir in the salsa, cheese, and crushed tortilla chips and allow to cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  8. Serve the migas eggs with refried beans and top with avocado, tomatoes, more salsa, and more chips, or whatever you prefer.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 753Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 577mgSodium: 1732mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 12gSugar: 8gProtein: 36g

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Leonore Proctor

Wednesday 2nd of September 2020

No disrespect. I love this recipe, but in my life it is called Chilaquiles. Is this just the difference between Tex-Mex and authentic Mexican? I thought Migas was made with stale bread cubes.

Jenni

Thursday 3rd of September 2020

Hi Leonore! This is one of those recipes that definitely has a blurred definition. A lot of times the two names are used interchangeably (especially in restaurants). Both chilaquiles and migas use the same basic ingredients (cheese, onions, tomatoes, eggs, and tortillas/chips). Migas generally involve the chips being crushed and scrambled into the mix, while chilaquiles tend to have their chips soaked in the salsa/sauce and then fried before being topped with all the goodies. The flavors are very similar, but have slightly different textures because of the cooking methods - migas are a little softer! I hope this helps!

penelopi

Tuesday 18th of June 2019

What a great breakfast idea! i will try it with tofu. :)

Karyl Henry

Monday 27th of May 2019

I would never think that eggs and refried beans would go together, but they really do! This recipe is such a great way to have breakfast any time of day. I've never made it at home before, but I'm thinking this will be perfect for a lazy summer weekend morning

Rebecca Blackwell

Sunday 26th of May 2019

My kids are older, but when we're all together, we love eating breakfast for dinner and this dish, in my mind, falls squarely in that category. Also, there's chips and cheese. So, yum. Thank you for sharing this! I'm totally going to try it soon!

Lori | The Kitchen Whisperer

Sunday 26th of May 2019

Omg how have I never heard of this type of recipe??? A bowl of breakfast deliciousness, salsa, cheese AND chips!?! Is this heaven???❤️

I’m so making this today!!!

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