Tex-Mex Migas (Foodie Friday #3)

This is my first ever “we came up with this” recipe.  When I say we I really mean Joe and I just make suggestions.  Recipes are not my forte, eating is 🙂

I love breakfast food, and refueling after a run is really important.  On long run days I will usually have a combination of carbs/protein in the form of eggs/biscuits/pancakes/turkey bacon.  Not all at once, that would be crazy…ok not crazy but probably not the best idea.

One of my favorite breakfasts is migas.  The migas we make is the Tex-Mex kind with eggs, tortillas, peppers, cheese, some form of meat.  I say some form because we dont always use the same meat.  We switch between turkey breakfast sausage, turkey bacon, and left over fajita meat (when we have it).

Tex-Mex Migas

Servings: 2-4     Prep Time: 10min      Cook Time: 15min           Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • ¼ c black beans
  • 2/3 c 3 pepper blend (we use the frozen bag from Kroger)
  • ¼ – ½ c chopped breakfast meat ie. Sausage or bacon (all the same, mix and match whatever you want)
  • 2-3 tbsp queso
  • Olive oil (for cooking)
  • Shredded cheese (optional)
  • Hot sauce (optional)
  • Flour tortillas for serving (optional)

Instructions

For the meat:  If using bacon, fry up the bacon according to package instructions and set aside.  If using pre-made breakfast sausage, cut up and set aside.  Any pre-cooked meats just need to be cut and set aside.

bacon

For the tortilla strips:  Cut corn tortillas into small strips.  In a pan heated with a small amount of olive oil fry tortilla strips until crispy.  About 5 minutes.  Time varies depending on how much oil, how high the heat and type of pan.  We use a non-stick pan with a small amount of olive oil, medium heat on a gas stove.  Once the tortilla strips are done remove from pan and set aside.

migas prep

For the Migas:  Re-use the pan used to fry up the tortilla stips so you can re-use the oil.  Add more oil if necessary.  Once the pan is heated add the eggs and cook over medium-high heat until a little runny but not totally liquid.  Once eggs reach a oatmeal-ish consistency add all of the other ingredients and cook until everything has thoroughly heated.  This will depend on how you personally like your eggs.  If its super well done then the cook time will be longer.  Just make sure you cook everything long enough to get warm and mixed well.

To serve:  Its perfectly acceptable to take a nice pile of migas on your plate and eat as is.  Some people like to add the migas to a flour tortilla and eat like a breakfast taco.  That’s too heavy for me, but some people love it that way

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Notes

Keep in mind if using frozen peppers this will lower the temperature of the migas and need you to cook longer.  We have found that cooking all the ingredients together makes for a better flavor than cooking everything individually and mixing together at the end.  Totally your call, try it out different ways and see what you like best.

You can use egg whites for this, it just doesn’t have as strong of a flavor, and egg substitute can work as well and has a closer flavor than egg whites will.

Yum yum 🙂

CHIME IN!!!  Do you have a special breakfast you make?  I love to try new things 🙂

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