Origin: Mexican, North American
Method: Griddle or Cast Iron
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What are Mexican Migas?
Migas are a Mexican dish consisting of fried corn tortillas and scrambled eggs tossed with peppers, onion, and assorted meats. Authentic Mexican Migas often contain day old or stale corn tortillas that are made into a breakfast skillet with other leftover meats and vegetables. Migas originated in Spain and Portugal where the dish uses day old bread to make a hearty breakfast, though it is often served for lunch or dinner as well.
What is the difference between Migas and Chilaquiles?
Migas and Chilaquiles are quite similar, though there are some key differences. Migas typically consists of fried strips of corn tortillas scrambled with eggs while Chilaquiles often consists of tortillas chips simmered in salsa and then topped with assorted ingredients.
Making Authentic Mexican Migas
Making this Mexican Breakfast Skillet is super easy and very customizable. To make authentic Mexican Migas you basically just need corn tortillas and eggs. Other ingredients are often used, and highly recommended. Our version consists of cheese, onions, and diced green peppers. Often, we will also include any meats that we have on hand, such as ham, sausage, bacon, or chorizo. Similar to an omelet, you can customize your toppings.
Prepare the scrambled eggs
To make the breakfast migas first beat the eggs in a bowl and add the shredded cheese. Cheesy scrambled eggs are our favorite. Mexican Chihuahua cheese works wonderfully with the eggs, but feel free to substitute cheddar cheese or even some pepper jack if you like a little more kick.
Preheat your griddle or cast-iron pan
Once you have prepared your eggs, dice the onions and peppers and slice your corn tortillas into thin strips. Preheat your griddle or flat top to 350 degrees.
This is a great breakfast recipe for your Blackstone or griddle. We love cooking our migas on a Cooking Steel on our stovetop. We love the fact that the Cooking Steel provides a portable griddle that can be used on your grill or smoker or even inside.
If you do not have a griddle, such as a Blackstone or Cooking Steel, you can also prepare the Authentic Mexican Migas in a cast iron pan or other heavy skillet.
Cooking the Mexican Breakfast Migas
Oil your griddle, pan, or Blackstone grill with a little bit of vegetable oil. Sauté the diced peppers and onion until they are softened. Remove the peppers and onions to a pan and reserve. If you are using any meats in your migas, cook them up at this time and reserve.
Toss the tortillas strips with a couple tablespoons of cooking oil then fry on the griddle or cast-iron pan until crispy, stirring frequently. This typically takes 7-10 minutes. Remove the fried tortillas strips to a bowl and reserve.
Next, cook the scrambled eggs until just set. Add in the onions, peppers, tortilla strips and any additional meats or ingredients and mix to combine.
Finally, add the salsa to your Mexican Breakfast Skillet and cook for 2 minutes.
Serve the Mexican Breakfast Migas
Serve warm with hot sauce and, if desired, cilantro and slices of avocado.
For more authentic Mexican recipes be sure to check out some of these classics:
- Pollo Asado al Carbon: Mexican Grilled Chicken
- Trompo Al Pastor Tacos on Your Grill
- Beer Braised Beef Cheek Barbacoa
- Best Fresh Guacamole
- Charro Beans With Hickory Smoked Bacon
- Mezcal Paloma
- Mango Habanero Margaritas
- Cochinita Pibil on your Grill or Smoker
Check out these other great breakfast recipes to make on you Blackstone or flat top griddle:
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Migas: Mexican Breakfast Skillet
- Griddle or heavy bottomed pan
- 6 Large Eggs
- 8 Tortillas Cut Into ½ Inch Strips
- ¼ Cup Diced Onion
- ¼ Cup Diced Bell Pepper
- 1 Jalapeno Diced
- 1/3 Cup Salsa
- 1/3 Cup Chihuahua Cheese or cheddar or cheese of choice
- Cooking Oil
- Beat the eggs in a bowl and add the shredded cheese.
- Preheat the griddle or pan on the stovetop over medium heat (about 350 degrees).
- Oil the griddle of pan and sauté the peppers and onion until soft then remove.
- Toss the tortillas strips with a couple tablespoons of cooking oil then fry until crispy, stirring frequently. This typically takes 7-10 minutes. Remove to a bowl.
- Cook any additional meats or toppings as desired and remove to a bowl.
- Cook the scrambled eggs until just set then add in the onions, peppers, tortilla strips and any additional cooked toppings and mix to combine.
- Add in the salsa and cook for 2 minutes.
- Serve warm with hot sauce and, if desired, cilantro and slices of avocado.