Migas the Simple Way

If you’ve never had migas, imagine a delicious hash made with tortilla chips and scrambled eggs. They’re similar to a dish called chilaquiles, and I definitely had to read an article to figure out the difference. Though some recipes call for pan-frying the corn tortillas, I prefer to start with chips because it saves some time.

In a medium bowl, beat together

12 eggs

1/4 c. milk

1/2 t. cumin

1/2 t. salt

1/4 t. pepper

Heat a large pan. Saute for 1 minute:

1 T. oil

3 cloves minced garlic

Add the eggs and scramble. Stir in and cook for 2 more minutes, or until heated through:

4 oz. tortilla strip or chips, broken into smaller pieces

2/3 c. salsa

2/3 c. cheese (I especially love crumbled Cotija).

Serve with your favorite toppings:



extra salsa

red onion

Migas are especially quick and delicious, the perfect meal for a day when you’re in a hurry. It’s also easy to throw in leftover, chopped veggies like onions, bell peppers, or mushrooms. My kids were feeling picky, so I didn’t include those this time. I did have a few slices of bacon from yesterday’s breakfast, so I chopped them up and cooked them with the scrambled eggs.

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Migas the Simple Way

Try this quick and delicious hash of scrambled eggs and tortilla chips.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6


  • 12 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk whole
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 ounces tortilla strip or chips broken
  • 2/3 cup salsa
  • 2/3 cup Cotija cheese crumbled


  • avocado
  • cilantro
  • red onion
  • salsa


  • Mix the eggs and spices together in a bowl.
    12 eggs, 1/4 cup milk, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Heat a large skillet and saute the garlic for 1 minute.
    1 tablespoon oil, 3 cloves garlic
  • Scramble the eggs over medium heat.
  • Add the chips, salsa, and cheese. Stir until heated through.
    4 ounces tortilla strip or chips, 2/3 cup salsa, 2/3 cup Cotija cheese
  • Serve with any desired toppings.
    avocado, cilantro, red onion, salsa
Keyword eggs
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