Gluten Free Migas

Gluten Free Migas Recipe

Unless you have lived in or traveled to the Southwestern United States, chances are you have never heard of Migas. If this is the case, all I can do is offer my sincere condolences and a recipe.

I have no idea as to the origin of Migas but if I were to venture a guess it would be either a late night, after party kitchen-raid dish or the thing you need to consume after a late night of attending a party.

Migas is (are?) basically scrambled eggs. With attitude! Peppers (both sweet and spicy) are scrambled into eggs along with some onion, cheese, chopped tomatoes, and best of all – tortillas! You fry up the tortillas until they are nice and crispy and then you scramble them into your eggs where they soften up and pull in all those fabulous flavors. It may seem like a waste of time to crisp up the tortillas just to have them soften but trust me on this – it is NOT!

Migas is (are?) comfort food; pure and simple. They can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or as I mentioned before, late at night. In all honesty, there is just no wrong time to eat Migas.

If you have never tried Migas – prepare to fall in love!

Recipe notes: While not exactly heath food, I do make these a tad healthier than normal – I use cage free pastured eggs (Nature’s Yoke to be exact), gluten free, non-gmo corn tortillas (MiRancho), and grapeseed oil to fry up the tortillas. If you are dairy-free, use dairy free milk in place of the half and half and good dairy free shreds (Galaxy or Vegan Gourmet).

Gluten Free Migas Recipe

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Gluten Free Migas
Gluten Free Migas Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 420 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons grapeseed or vegetable oil divided use
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter or dairy free butter divide use
  • 4 gluten free corn tortillas
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers seeded, deveined, and chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded, deveined, and minced
  • 4 plum tomatoes chopped
  • 12 large cage free pastured eggs
  • ¼ cup half and half milk, or dairy free milk
  • Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup cotija monterey jack, or dairy free cheese - grated
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. Heat 3 tablespoons oil and 3 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cut each tortilla into six pieces (wedges) and add, in batches, to the hot oil. Fry until crispy and golden brown, about 2 minutes. Remove the pieces to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  2. Wipe out the pan, add the remaining tablespoon of oil and butter and melt. Add the onion, bells peppers, and jalapeno, season with a good pinch of salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 4 minutes. Add the tomatoes and reserved tortillas and cook for another minute. Reduce the heat to low.
  3. Whisk the eggs with the half and half and another big pinch of salt and pepper. Stir the eggs and cheese into the vegetables and let cook gently, stirring occasionally, until the eggs are just set. Stir in most of the cilantro and remove from the heat.
  4. Serve immediately garnished with the rest of the cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Migas Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 420 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 373mg 124%
Sodium 487mg 20%
Potassium 397mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 51%
Vitamin C 73.7%
Calcium 21.1%
Iron 12.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Tags: Chili Peppers Eggs Mexican Migas Optionally Dairy Free Optionally Vegan Tortilla
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  1. lms76
    August 29, 2013

    I think I might try this and substitute rice for the eggs since I don’t like eggs.

  2. Lexie
    August 29, 2013

    WE LOVE MIGAS! Looking forward to changing things up and trying a new recipe. Thanks for sharing Carol.

  3. David
    August 31, 2013

    I love finding new recipes to try out. My whole family can’t eat gluten foods and I’m the cook of the house. This recipe looks delicious and not so difficult too. It also looks pretty healthy too.

  4. Green Solution Collective
    September 2, 2013

    Thank you for sharing these recipe. Is there any substitutes for jalapenos? Is this spicy?

  5. CarolKicinski
    September 10, 2013

    It is a little spicy. You can leave out the jalepenos or use green bell pepper if you like.

  6. CarolKicinski
    September 10, 2013

    Thanks David – enjoy!

  7. CarolKicinski
    September 10, 2013

    Thank you Lexie! xo

  8. CarolKicinski
    September 10, 2013

    Wow, that sounds so interesting – let me know how it comes out!

  9. September 11, 2013

    Thank you. Will make this recipie tomorrow in my diet!

    1. CarolKicinski
      September 13, 2013

      Thanks, enjoy!

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