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Tex-Mex Migas (scrambled egg skillet) w/ Smoked Corn Beef Brisket

Quick recipe for delicious and filling Tex-Mex migas (eggs and tortilla breakfast skillet). These are made with leftover smoked corned beef brisket to feed a large group.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Servings: 2 people
Author: Marwin Brown


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups tortilla chips
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 poblano chile seeded and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 4 tomatillos husks removed, cleaned and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup of salsa
  • 1/4 smoked brisket
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 ounces Cotija or grated Monterey Jack cheese optional
  • 1 medium avocado, diced optional


  • Heat cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, and add olive oil.
  • Add the onion and saute 3-4 minutes. Add garlic, poblano, bell pepper, chili powder, salt and pepper. Saute until the vegetables begin to soften, about 3 minutes more.
  • Add the tomatillos saute about 1 minute.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and a few grinds of pepper.
  • Add the eggs to the skillet. With a spatula, gently fold them into the sauce. Continue to fold the eggs into the sauce, allowing the uncooked eggs to flow to the bottom of the pan. Add the tortilla chips. Cook until the eggs set folding this chips in as the eggs cook. Stir in the brisket, salsa, and cilantro.
  • Transfer the migas to heated plates. Optionally, sprinkle with cheese and avocado. Serve with black beans.


  • Saute onions long enough to ensure raw onion pieces don't make their way into the dish
  • Use tomatillos instead of tomatoes as they have less water which make it easier to make firmer scrambled egs
  • Add salsa much late in the eggs cooking process unless you prefer runnier eggs. let the eggs settle
  • Use tortilla chips to cut down time and labor vs. making your own from fresh tortillas
  • Don't add tortillas too early or they'll be soggy, but also not too late or they'll be crunchy. If you're going to err do so on side of crunchy.
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