Migas Recipe with Seasoned Black Beans

Migas in speckled bowl topped with sour cream, avocado and lime wedges.

This post is sponsored by Happy Egg Co®.

You’ll love this Migas recipethe ultimate breakfast comfort food! Crispy tortilla chips are scrambled with fresh eggs and jalapeno peppers, then they’re topped with melty cheese and served alongside seasoned black beans.

My first experience with Migas was at one of my favorite breakfast spots in Walla Walla, Washington. And, since they’ve got a wall full of hot sauces to choose from, I knew that I needed to order something for breakfast that I could sample those sauces on. Migas was that dish.

Described on their menu as: “Three eggs scrambled with fried tortillas, onions, green chilies, sharp white cheddar, fresh pico de gallo and sour cream served with hash browns.”

They were perfect. And since that first visit, I’ve ordered Migas every time…

But… Walla Walla is a 5-hour drive from home. It was time to go about recreating that Migas recipe at home.

I’ve sampled several recipes for migas. Some call for using store-bought crumbled tortilla chips, some call for frying your own tortillas. Some add tomatoes, onions and peppers into the mixture. Others keep things simple, just adding some salt and maybe some pepper.

After lots of migas recipe testing. I’ve come up with what I consider to be the PERFECT migas recipe. And I’m sharing it with you in September in honor of Better Breakfast Month.

How to Make Perfect Migas

First, you can’t really take the shortcut by using store bought tortilla chips. They’ll work in a pinch, but if you want that true texture of great migas, and not a soggy mess, it’s best to fry the tortillas yourself at home. Get the really crispy ones, because once the eggs get added in, they’ll definitely soften up a bit. The good part is that you don’t need to dirty a separate pan for this step. Once the tortillas are crisp, the eggs get poured right in the same pan.

Second, use high quality eggs – they really do make a difference!

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Third, I really like to season my migas mexicanas. I add in jalapeno, garlic, cumin and cilantro.

And finally, I like to serve them alongside some seasoned black beans. Which are super easy to make. Just sauté some red onion, jalapeño and garlic. Add in a can of black beans and let it simmer while your migas eggs are cooking.

What Are Migas Made Of?

  • Eggs (my preference are Happy Egg Free Range Blue & Brown Heritage Breed Eggs)
  • Corn Tortillas
  • Jalapeño, Garlic, Cumin
  • Cheese
  • Cilantro

How to Serve Migas:

  • In a bowl – with your favorite toppings
  • As tacos – wrapped in corn tortillas
  • As a burrito – wrapped in a large flour tortilla

Migas Toppings:

You can top migas with any of your favorite ingredients – much like you would a taco. Here are some topping ideas:

  • Seasoned Black Beans
  • Avocado
  • Cheese
  • Salsa
  • Hot Sauce
  • Sour Cream
  • Cilantro
  • Red Onions

What would you top your migas with? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

Migas in speckled bowl topped with sour cream, avocado and lime wedges.

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Migas Recipe

Migas in speckled bowl topped with sour cream, avocado and lime wedges.

Migas Recipe

Migas are the ultimate breakfast comfort food! Crispy tortilla chips are scrambled
with fresh eggs and jalapeno peppers, then they’re topped with melty cheese and
served alongside seasoned black beans.
5 from 6 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 corn tortillas (cut into strips)
  • 1   jalapeño (seeded and minced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 6 Happy Egg Free Range Blue & Brown Heritage Breed Eggs™ (beaten)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Toppings: Seasoned Black Beans (Red Onion, Cotija Cheese, Avocado, Salsa, Sour Cream)

Seasoned Black Beans:

  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 small red onion (diced)
  • 1 jalapeño (seeded and minced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Salt (to taste)


  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, jalapeno and garlic and sauté until softened, and the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Add cumin, black beans, lime juice and a splash of water. Season with salt, to taste. Reduce heat to low and simmer until ready to serve.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tortilla strips and fry until very crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Drain most of the fat from the pan.
  • Add jalapeno, garlic and cumin and cook for 1 minute. Add whisked eggs and fold them into the tortilla mixture. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until the eggs are no longer runny.
  • Remove from heat and stir in cheese and cilantro. Season with salt to taste.
  • Serve with seasoned black beans and desired toppings.
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Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 257mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 214mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 661IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. Amanda

    5 stars
    This is such a comforting bowl! So filling too!


  2. Catherine @ To & Fro Fam

    5 stars
    mm, I love it when you have a go-to dish you order at a restaurant every time. How great that you adapted it to cook at home! I’ve never made migas, but it sounds like all my favorite foods rolled into one. Yumm!


  3. Kristina

    Mmm, migas always makes me think of my other favorite city, Austin. I love your version of my favorite Texas breakfast, and your photos are stunning!


  4. Marlynn | Urban Bliss Life

    5 stars
    Bacon and Eggs is one of my fave breakfast spots in Walla Wall too! Headed there in a few days, in fact, and might have to try their migas. But I LOVE that with your recipe, I can recreate that migas magic at home too. Yum!


  5. Ann

    5 stars
    I would never have thought that I would find such an interesting recipe among those that take less than 30 minutes to cook! The recipe is very original and I would attribute this dish to healthy wholesome food, which is also important. It looks very appetizing and I like that this dish can be served in three ways. You are very inventive and creative! Thank you for your work and your blog, I really like it!


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