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  • Migas (pronounced MEE gas) is a Tex-Mex tangle of eggs, bits of corn tortilla, and a host of savory ingredients, from black beans, chorizo and cheese to salsa, avocado and chiles. A dish that many professed egg-haters relish, it probably can thank its existence to thrifty cooks looking to use left-over tortillas, since tortillas are an integral part of the dish. The word, migas, in fact, is derived from the Spanish word for crumbs.
  • In a small bowl, lightly beat together the eggs and salsa, and set aside. Warm the butter and olive oil in a heavy skillet. Add the tortilla pieces and sauté until softened. Add the chopped onion and sauté until it is transparent. Stir in the chopped green chiles. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet, and 'scramble' until eggs are done. Remove the skillet from heat, and sprinkle the chopped tomato, avocado, cilantro and cheese into the eggs, again stirring well. Serve at once with warm flour tortillas.
  • Garnish with additional salsa.
  • Note: This recipe makes two large servings, but it can easily be doubled or tripled or more for a larger crowd. Migas are a terrific brunch dish. Chop the onion, green chiles, tomato, avocado and cilantro before you start the migas so they'll be ready when you need them. In addition to the ingredients called for in this recipe, some additional possibilities for enhancing your migas are: crisply cooked and crumbled bacon, chopped ham, crumbled chorizo (browned before you add the eggs), cooked, shredded chicken or turkey, grated or diced potato (sautéed until tender before adding the eggs), poblano chiles, green Bell pepper, green onion, cayenne pepper (a dash or so), minced garlic, etc.

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    " It was excellent "
    seagrass ate it and said...
    Sounds great I can see it in front of me already!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    great mexican recipe thanks high5
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  • juliecake 6 years ago
    This recipe sounds tasty, will be fixing this tomorrow morning for breakfast...thanks oldgringo!
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  • oldgringo 6 years ago
    Migas is a new idea for some people and your comments are appreciated. It is such a delicious way to fix eggs. Post your own favorite way of fixing the recipe, people seem to like the dish.

    Richard, oldgringo
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  • calel 6 years ago
    I love migas! This recipe looks great.
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Hi Richard - and a happy Saturday to you! I made your Migas for breakfast this morning and LOVED them...wow. I'll be making them on a regular basis now. Great recipe - again...thanks!
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  • turtle66 6 years ago
    Now that's a hardcore Mexican recipe you posted up Mr.Oldgringo i dont know a Mexican family that doesn't eat Migas in the morning at lest once a week....I know we did. thanks.
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  • geckofiend 6 years ago
    I'm always on the look out for things I can share with my (*sigh*) vegetarian daughter. The two of us will be making this soon!
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    lunasea ate it and said...
    This sounds really good, Old Gringo. I love the ingredients "tangle" concept here. I'm bookmarking this to try soon. It sounds delicious and good for anytime of the day or night. Thank you. I'll let you know what I think! =)
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  • jenniferbyrdez 6 years ago
    This does it for me. Thank you.
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  • cabincrazyone 6 years ago
    I do eggs with anything I can find in them for breakfast frequently. It will be a pleasure to try something with tradition and legitimacy in its pedigree.
    This dish sound delicious. Thanks.
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  • zena824 6 years ago
    Interesting for sure....
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  • berry 6 years ago
    This is new for me Old gringo... thanks for share it!
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