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Torchy’s Copycat Migas Tacos

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Migas means leftovers or crumbs in Spanish- but this is the easiest breakfast taco ever. Combining scrambled eggs, crispy fried tortillas strips, cheddar cheese, corn tortillas and spicy hot sauce, these copycat Torchy’s Tacos will be a new breakfast staple!

I love Torchy’s Tacos. Let’s just make that clear. Since they have arrived in Denver, I have spent more than my fair share of time trying their menu. While I love love LOVE their queso dip as an appetizer, I will say that my favorite taco of all time is the Migas breakfast taco. Now it’s also become one of my favorite breakfasts.

Related post: My Damn Good Torchy’s Copycat Queso Dip Recipe that went viral

While the Migas is probably considered a traditional Mexican breakfast dish, (you know eggs) I find myself craving it at all times of the day. What I absolutely love about this taco is the tiny fried tortilla strips that are mixed in with the eggs- it’s the perfect mixture of crunch, saltiness and spice.

Plus, I pretty much always have all of these ingredients on hand, which makes for a perfect last minute “Brinner” (You know, breakfast at dinner?)

Torchy’s Tacos Migas Copycat Recipe

Ingredients

(printable recipe below)

Instructions

For the fried tortillas: Take 1-2 corn tortillas and slice them into small strips. I usually cut the tortilla in half, and then into about 8 horizontal slices across.

Using about 1/2 cup oil, fry the strips until just golden. Note- I often use old tortillas for this, and batch fry lots. I then store them in the fridge in a canning jar so they are ready when I am craving the Migas Tacos.

Scramble 6 eggs. I add salt and pepper to the eggs at this point because I think it tastes more like Torchy’s.

When the eggs are about halfway done, add about 1/3 cup of the fried tortillas and finish cooking as normal.

 If you are using the diced green chiles, add them at the same time as the tortillas.

Next step- warming tortillas. I 6 tortillas for the tacos at this time. You can do this on the stovetop by heating up a pan to high and placing the tortilla on the pan for about 10 seconds a side, or until warm.

You can also buy a handy dandy tortilla warmer for the microwave (I LOVE THIS THING) and heat your tortillas in the microwave.

Variations

Some people add chopped onion and cook, stirring before adding the eggs on top. Adding diced tomato to the eggs is popular. Some people add refried beans under the eggs. You could add my favorite Costa Rican refried black beans and this would be so good!

Subsitutions

This is a migas taco- anything really goes. To keep this as an easy migas recipe you can really add any cheese you want (like Monterey Jack cheese or queso fresco).

If I don’t feel like frying the tortilla strips I just crunch up tortilla chips on top. That’s more like a tex mex migas.

Serving Suggestions

Place a portion of egg on each tortilla and top with cheese. Slather with your favorite salsa. Two of mine are- Creamy Mexican Green Salsa and Chile del Arbol Salsa. These tacos are great with Homemade Guacamole Dip too!

Make it Costa Rican and slather with Salsa Lizano!

When I eat these Migas for dinner, a Skinny Paloma Margarita is sooo delicious.

Printable Recipe

Yield: 6 tacos

Torchy's Copycat Migas Tacos

three homemade migas torchy's tacos with side of green salsa

Migas means leftovers or crumbs in Spanish- but this is the easiest breakfast taco ever. Combining scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, corn tortillas and spicy hot sauce, these copycat Torchy's Tacos will be a new household staple!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying
  • 6 eggs
  • One can green enchilada sauce
  • One cup grated cheddar cheese
  • One 4.5 ounce can of diced green chiles (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

For the fried tortillas: Take 1-2 corn tortillas and slice them into small strips. I usually cut the tortilla in half, and then into about 8 horizontal slices across. Using about 1/2 cup oil, fry the strips until just golden. Note- I often use old tortillas for this, and batch fry lots. I then store them in the fridge in a canning jar so they are ready when I am craving the Migas Tacos.

Put the enchilada sauce in a saucepan on medium low. This will heat the sauce to just above room temperature so that it's nice and warm when you add it to the top of your taco.

For the eggs- Scramble 6 eggs. I add salt and pepper to the eggs at this point because I think it tastes more like Torchy's. When the eggs are about halfway done, add about 1/3 cup of the fried tortillas and finish cooking as normal.  If you are using the diced green chiles, add them at the same time as the tortillas.

I heat 6 tortillas for the tacos at this time. You can do this on the stovetop by heating up a pan to high and placing the tortilla on the pan for about 10seconds a side, or until warm. You can also buy a handy dandy tortilla warmer for the microwave (I LOVE THIS THING- affiliate link) and heat your tortillas that way as well.

Now it's time to plate the tacos and eat. On each tortilla add about 1/6 of the scrambled eggs, a dollop of enchilada sauce, and a sprinkle of cheddar cheese. Serve and eat!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 576Total Fat: 49gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 38gCholesterol: 205mgSodium: 280mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 13g

Please double-check this information with your favorite nutrition calculator.

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