Saturday, May 7, 2011


Just a quick post for you on this fine Mother's day eve.  In fact, this might be a fun dish to serve mom if you're doing a brunch thing. That is, if your mom enjoys flavorful, stick-to-your-ribs type food.  And it makes up a lot so there's plenty to go around!

not an especially photographic dish

I first heard of the Tex-Mex concoction on Pioneer Woman's site, so that's the recipe I went with.  I loved it, and I feel sure that you could adapt it to whatever you have on hand, just as long as you include those crispy little fried tortilla bits.  That's the key.  I added a bit of bacon but other wise followed the recipe it is for you.


4 whole Corn Tortillas
1 whole Jalapeno, Seeds And Membranes Removed, Finely Diced
4 whole Plum Tomatoes, Roughly Chopped
1 whole Green Pepper, Roughly Chopped
1 whole Red Bell Pepper, Roughly Chopped
1 whole Medium Onion, Chopped
12 whole Large Eggs
¼ liters Cotija Cheese, Grated (may Use Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Etc.)  (I have no idea how to measure cheese in liters....I used about a cup)
⅓ cups Cilantro, Chopped
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
¼ cups Half-and-half
In a bowl, whisk together eggs and half & half. Salt and pepper eggs, then set aside.
In a small skillet over medium heat, heat oil and fry each corn tortilla just until crisp. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Chop tortillas and set aside.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the olive oil with the butter. Add onions and bell peppers and cook until starting to turn brown/black, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add in diced jalapenos and stir to combine. Add tomatoes to the skillet and stir around, then add tortilla pieces, stirring gently to combine.
Reduce heat to low.
When the heat has decreased, pour egg mixture into skillet. Stir gently to cook with the peppers, folding mixture very gently as it cooks. Add in grated cheese and chopped cilantro, and stir to combine

Hope you all have a great mother's day!


theUngourmet said...

Happy Mother's Day! This looks great for weekend breakfast at my house. Yum! I always find stuff I love at PW too. :)

Chris said...

I love breakfasts that look like that. Once when I made something like this Alexis said it looked like a breakfast burrito exploded on my plate. I took that as a compliment!

Leslie said...

Happy Moms day! I refuse to cook on Mothers's my only day off! This looks delish

Susan at said...

I am a TEXAS Girl and I LOVE Migas!!

scrambledhenfruit said...

I've wanted these ever since I saw them on Pw's site. They look delicious!

The Japanese Redneck said...

That looks delicious.

Kim said...

As a Mom I definitely like flavorful stick-to-your-ribs food and I know I would love this classic. Never made it, but I want to !

Tiffanee said...

I heard about these just the other day and wondered what they were. Thanks for opening my eyes! Looks amazing!!

Velva said...

This is the first time I heard of "Migas: very cool. No doubt, I would enjoy this hearty dish.


The Blonde Duck said...

I LOVE migas!

The Blonde Duck said...

Have a magical Monday!

ricekernel said...

I just came across your site. I love your mix of recipes and look forward to following you for more recipe inspiration!

Danelle said...

My whole family LOVES this recipe, and I'm going to be trying those cone-olis too!

Ingrid said...

I'm not sure where the heck my comment went but here goes...again!

I love cannoli & make the filling often. It's a great & easy way to use up left over ricotta, but I never have shells, so this is a great idea. Thanks for sharing!