Migas with Chorizo

Migas with Chorizo

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From the EatingWell Kitchen

Migas—a dish of eggs scrambled with torn-up corn tortillas—was created as a way to use up stale tortillas. So if you have some sitting around, use those and skip the toasting instructions in Step 1.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 4 corn tortillas, cut into 1-by-2-inch strips
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons prepared tomato salsa
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • ¼ cup finely diced chorizo, (see Note)
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • ¼ cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese


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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place tortilla strips on a baking sheet and bake until lightly crisped, about 5 minutes.
  2. Whisk eggs, egg whites and salsa in a medium bowl. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, jalapeno, chorizo and the toasted tortillas; cook, stirring frequently, until the onion is softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the egg mixture, reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the eggs are set, about 2 minutes. Add tomato and cook, stirring, until heated through, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in cheese.
  • Note: Chorizo, a spicy pork sausage seasoned with paprika and chili, is originally from Spain and is often used in Mexican cooking. Chorizo can be made with raw or smoked, ground or chopped pork. Chorizo is available at well-stocked supermarkets, specialty food stores or online at tienda.com.
  • Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 361 calories; 18 g fat(6 g sat); 4 g fiber; 28 g carbohydrates; 22 g protein; 44 mcg folate; 208 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 888 IU vitamin A; 19 mg vitamin C; 141 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 595 mg sodium; 526 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (32% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2

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