Cowboy Migas - My First Recipe Post!!!

Good morning, all! For those of you who know me, you know that I LOVE to be in the, baking, planning our next meal, finding new recipes, avoiding my dishes (haha....that's a true one also)! :) I have stumbled over many great recipes thanks to the internet! My favorite places to find them? I always go to The Pioneer Woman's page first. I'm a huge fan of Ree Drummond! In fact, she is a true inspiration to me and one of the reasons why I started blogging (Thanks, Ree!). I always go to her site first to see what she has in terms of what I'm looking for. I haven't made one recipe of hers that I haven't liked. The second place I go to is I have been an online member for a long time (I can't remember how long). I love the reviews as it gives me an idea of what real people/cooks out there think of it. It tells me if the recipe is worth trying or not. I've had great success with these two sites. I wander around by googling recipes from time to time. However, 9 times out of 10, I end up getting a recipe from one of these two sources.

Which brings me to today's first recipe that I've blogged about! I'm excited about this! About 6 months ago, I was in need of something different for breakfast. For those of you out there who feed a cowboy or two, you know that they are meat lovers. I find it challenging sometimes to mix it up if meat has to be at the fore front (no fettuccine alfredo has to be chicken fettucine alfredo get the idea). Anyway, I was zooming around the internet and stopped at PW's site. I stumbled upon "Migas" and was instantly intrigued. Here is the link to her original recipe:

I decided to give Migas a try the very next morning as I had all of the ingredients. I LOVED them!!! My husband liked them, but here's what he said, "There's no meat in them"! Why did this not shock me?? I know Shane....that's why! I'm surprised he tried them in the first place since you can clearly tell there is no meat in them. So, I set out on my usual mission......"cowboyizing" (is that a word?) this recipe!

It really wasn't hard to do.....I simply added pork sausage to the recipe and voila......Cowboy Migas!! I sure hope Ree doesn't mind that I've changed this a bit. My one rule of thumb for trying a new recipe is to make it exactly as it is written. Once I do that, I can tell what I need to tweak to make it more my own for the next time. Anyone else like this?

So, here we go: Cowboy Migas

Ingredients: olive oil, 4 corn tortillas, 1/2 of a green pepper, 1/2 of an onion (I like purple), pat of butter, pork sausage (I use a roll of it - any brand is fine), salt, pepper, oregano, cilantro, 8 eggs, and cheddar cheese.

The first thing to do is put a table spoon or two of olive oil in a frying pan. Heat this up on medium, when it's hot put in a corn tortilla. The object is to brown each side of the tortillas, but not to let them get hard as a board or burned.

I usually put one tortillas in until I need to turn it over, then I turn it, move it aside and add the second one.

While the tortillas are browning, I dice up 1/2 a green pepper and 1/2 an onion. I melt a small pat of butter (just to keep them from sticking) and melt in. I then add the green pepper and onion and start to brown them. Once they are starting to cook, I add the sausage.

I then break up the sausage as well as I can throw in a few dashes of the spices and mix everything up so it can cook evenly.

At this point, the tortillas are all done. As they are finished, I put them on a paper towel to absorb a bit of the oil. Then I put them on a cutting board and wait for them to cool.

After they have cooled, I cut them into strips with a sharp knife and then cut them the opposite direction so they make little "chips".