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Migas… the fast and easy way like Grandma used to make

Printable version here: Migas Recipe

If I had to think back as to what the very first thing I tried to cook, I would say it was Migas. My grandmother taught me at probably six years old so that I could make breakfast for me and my cousins whenever we’d stay at her house on summer vacation. My twin sister and cousins could not be trusted around the stove since we already had a few incidents where things ignited in the kitchen.

So that’s where my cooking career began… in my grandmother’s kitchen. My mother found out shortly after and wasn’t too happy with my grandmother, but she got over it.

I think the genus behind Migas is someone back in the day was trying to figure out what to cook for breakfast, but there was no bacon, sausage, frijoles refritos, nothing! Just eggs, tortillas, sauce, and that’s it. Voila! Migas was born… and it was good.

Migas Recipe (Basic)


  • Corn tortillas (usually 2 per person so it depends on how many you have to feed)
  • Cooking oil (canola or vegetable)
  • Eggs
  • 1 can Tomato sauce (I recommend Hunt’s because it’s tasty)


  1. Add oil into a frying pan and allow to heat up. The amount you use is your preference, but minimum would be 1 tsp.
  2. Shred up tortillas (I just tear them up into little pieces) and fry up in the pan.
  3. Add eggs. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add tomato sauce and let incorporate into mixture.

Add-ins: Some folks like onion, chiles, shredded cheese. It’s purely up to you and your imagination as to what you want to add in 🙂

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