You Only Need One Pan to Make Migas Like Veracruz All Natural

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This is an excerpt from Eater’s debut cookbook, focusing on one of the finest tacos in the entire country, care of Veracruz All Natural in Austin.

Sisters and Veracruz co-owners Maritza and Reyna Vazquez run a veritable breakfast-taco empire in Austin, but they began with a much humbler vision, serving fresh juices and smoothies and snacks. Next came tacos; and those tacos? Those tacos are some of Austin’s finest.

The Veracruz migas taco may well be the single most recommended food from across the Eater universe. You’d be hard-pressed to find an Eater staffer in or out of Austin who wouldn’t rave about the special alchemy that comes from combining pan-fried tortilla strips, eggs, and avocado. To put it plainly: We love it, and we think you will, too.

Here, Reyna offers up a recipe to do everything in one pan. And, in the cookbook, you can get a recipe for a Veracruz smoothie, too.

Veracruz All Natural’s One-Pan Migas Recipe

Serves 6


¼ cup vegetable oil

4 corn tortillas, cut into squares

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 cup diced tomato

1 cup diced red onion

1 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 tablespoon minced jalapeno chile

5 eggs

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

6 taco-size tortillas (corn or flour), heated

1 cup crumbled queso fresco

1 avocado, sliced

Salsa of your choice


Step 1: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the vegetable oil. Once the oil is hot, add the tortilla squares and fry them until crispy.

Step 2: Add the garlic and stir to incorporate with the tortilla chips.

Step 3: Add the tomato, onion, cilantro, and jalapeno and stir to incorporate all the ingredients.

Step 4: Add the eggs to the pan and stir to cook until scrambled. Season with salt and pepper and mix to incorporate all the ingredients.

Step 5: To serve, take a heated tortilla and fill with the migas. Garnish with a sprinkling of queso fresco, a slice of avocado, and salsa.

Recipe tested by Louiie Victa

Adapted from EATER: 100 Essential Restaurant Recipes by Hilary Dixler Canavan. Text and illustrations copyright © Vox Media, LLC. Text by Hilary Dixler Canavan and illustrations by Alice Oehr. Photography copyright © 2023 by Laura Murray. Published by Abrams.

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