Tex Mex Veggie Migas

Tex Mex Migas
Stephanie Lang, MS, RDN, CDN
Total Time: 10 min
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Servings: 2

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

442 calories
26g fat
32g carbs
22g protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving  
Calories 442
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 387mg 129%
Sodium 492mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 4g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 22g  
Vitamin D 2mcg 10%
Calcium 241mg 19%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 524mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Looking for a nutrient-packed and exciting alternative to your typical omelet or frittata? Migas are the perfect solution.

Migas means "crumbs" in Spanish, and variations of this dish are seen in Mexican and Tex Mex cuisine, usually consisting of leftover tortillas that are re-fried in oil and mixed with eggs, vegetables, meat, and cheese. It's a great way to use up leftover taco filling from the night before.

This recipe uses the vegetable and bean filling from a farmstand chili tacos recipe to provide the polyphenols known for cancer prevention. The egg and cheese pack in the protein, calcium, and soft texture, and the tortilla chips add a light crunch. This is a brightly colored and nutrient-rich meal with a varied texture combination.


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 ounce cheddar cheese, shredded or roughly chopped into small chunks
  • 1 cup tortilla chips, about 10 chips, broken into bite-size pieces
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup filling from farmstand chili tacos (leftover)


  1. Crack the eggs into a medium bowl and beat with a whisk or fork until combined. Stir in the cheese. Add the tortilla chips and let them soak in the egg mixture for 1 minute.

  2. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and the egg-cheese-tortilla mixture and scramble with a spatula until three-fourths of the way cooked through.

  3. Add the farmstand chili taco filling and continue scrambling for another minute or two until everything is heated and cooked through.

  4. Pile onto plates and serve.

Variations and Substitutions

Looking for a lower saturated fat option than cheddar cheese? Try a tablespoon of plain, non-fat Greek yogurt in place of the cheese. Plain Greek yogurt is higher in protein and calcium than cheddar cheese and will still provide that smooth, warm texture.

If you don't want the crunch of the tortilla chips, use the soft corn tortillas from the same farmstand chili taco recipe. Beak apart the tortilla into 1/2-inch pieces and sprinkle them in the mix for a softer texture.

Cooking and Serving Tips

  • Pair with a seasonal fruit bowl for the best combination of sweet coolness and savory warmth to start off your day.
  • Like a little kick? Try a dash of hot sauce on your migas.
  • Still have leftover ingredients? Turn this recipe into a quiche for a flavorful and nutritious breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Use a whole wheat crust or make your own with whole wheat flour. Skip the tortilla chips, pour in the farmstand chili, and bake for 45 to 50 minutes.

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