This dish is one of those “go to” meals for an evening when there just isn’t enough time or energy to do something from the regular routine. The inspiration for my “Sort of” Migas came from reading one of my favorite blogs, Smitten Kitchen. In the post I was reading, Deb Perelman described a dish of Migas and from her description I knew I had to try it. At its most basic form, Migas are scrambled eggs with spicy ground meat and tortilla chips all cooked together. Deb’s Smitten Kitchen version was an amazing Migas with a Spicy Tomato Chipotle Coulis.
While the Smitten Kitchen version of Migas sounded phenomenal, I didn’t have the energy to even consider making it all from scratch. In fact, when I stumbled onto Deb’s recipe I had been quickly perusing the internet in a desperate search for inspiration for a fast meal using ingredients that I actually had at home. Now while I love living on Vancouver Island, finding good Mexican food has proven… shall we say… difficult. This is the first place that I have ever lived where you cannot buy corn tortillas. Seriously. No where on the island… Doh! This is a long way to say that I am in constant longing for good Mexican food, and therefore have to make it at home. When I read the Smitten Kitchen post, I knew that I wanted those Migas and that if I stripped it down to its basic ingredients I could pull it off.
That said, please know that my “Sort of” Migas are not authentic in any stretch of the imagination. Instead of Mexican chorizo I use well-seasoned ground turkey. And I use jarred salsa. Need I say more? What is missing in authenticity, however, these “Sort of” Migas make up for in great taste. They are fast, delicious, and have been endorsed by Little Man. Enjoy!
“Sort of” Migas
1 tsp. olive oil
½ lb. ground turkey
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground coriander
Salt and pepper
6 eggs, beaten
4 cups tortilla chips
1 small jar salsa
- Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat and add the olive oil. When the oil is hot add the ground turkey and break it apart with a wooden spoon. Add the garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, and coriander, stirring to combine the spices with the ground turkey. Add salt and pepper to taste, continuing to stir and brown the meat until it is well cooked, about 7-10 minutes.
- Lower the heat to medium low and add the beaten eggs. Stir the eggs in the seasoned turkey to scramble the eggs. When the eggs just start to set add the tortilla chips and stir to coat the chips in the turkey and egg mixture, breaking some of them while stirring. When the eggs are set remove the pan from the heat.
- Serve the “Sort of” Migas with the salsa and remaining chips.
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