Spicy Chorizo Breakfast Migas

The perfect cheesy, spicy, one-pan Tex-Mex breakfast. It’s a mess of chorizo, crispy tortilla strips, peppers, onions, and slow scrambled eggs. Top it with avocado, salsa and crema for the perfect hangover cure.

Serves 3-4 depending on how hungry (or hungover) you are.


  • Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • 1 habanero, chopped (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 9 oz tube pork chorizo
  • 6 corn tortillas (taco sized), thinly sliced into strips
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 tbsp cream or milk
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese, divided
  • Fine sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • Suggested toppings: chopped cilantro, mexican crema, avocado slices or guacamole, salsa


  1. Add 1 tbsp oil to a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, jalapeno, and habanero and saute until translucent, about 5 mins. Add the garlic and saute for another 30 seconds until fragrant.
  2. Turn the heat up to medium-high and add the chorizo to the pan, breaking up with a wooden spoon or spatula and mixing with the onions and peppers, approx 2 minutes.
  3. Move the chorizo mixture to one side of the pan and add 2 tbsp vegetable oil to the other half (empty side) of the pan. Let the oil heat up for 1 minute while the chorizo continues to cook – we’re going to use the oil to pan fry the tortilla strips.
  4. Add the tortilla strips into the hot oil, lightly tossing. Let the strips get crispy, approximately 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle the tortilla strips with a pinch of salt. Once they’re crispy, lightly toss everything together to incorporate, being gentle not to break up the tortilla strips. Move the mixture from the pan onto a plate and set aside.
  5. Return the empty saucepan to the stove. Whisk together the eggs, cream, cumin, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add eggs to the saucepan over medium-low heat and cook until eggs are almost set. Add 1/2 cup of monterey jack cheese. Stir to combine and melt the cheese, approx 1 minute.
  6. Return the chorizo mixture to the pan and gently fold everything together. Turn off the heat and add in the remaining 1/2 cup cheese and gently fold once more – the residual heat will melt the cheese.
  7. Serve directly out of the skillet or serve onto plates. Top with avocado, crema, cilantro, and salsa.