Good morning, all! For those of you who know me, you know that I LOVE to be in the kitchen….cooking, 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 Allrecipes.com. 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.
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 here….it has to be chicken fettucine alfredo instead….you 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: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008/09/ree-drummond-migas/.
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
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”.
Once they eggs are added, go ahead and stir everything together so it’s all mixed up…..then add the tortilla “chips”.
And…..stir it all up. It should look something like this:
Let it cook a little bit and then top with cheese
Next: you guessed it…. stir it all together. Let the cheese melt all the way through…..it’s now time to eat!
These are truly delicious! They are not too spicy…..filling….and easy to make! Plus, my cowboy loves them because they contain MEAT!! 🙂 I like to eat mine plain. Shane likes to add some salsa and sour cream. It’s truly up to you how you choose to eat them. This recipe will feed at least 6 people if not more (depending on their portion size). I always end up with left overs. So, what do I do with those? I make tinfoil packets with the left overs and have them to enjoy the next morning or so…genius!
I warm them up in the oven when we are ready for them. The best part…..they are just as good the next day…. and I don’t have more dirty dishes!! 😉 I hope you try these and enjoy them as much as we do!
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