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Almost Migas: Low Carb Breakfast Recipe with Great Mexican Flavor

A favorite Tex-Mex breakfast dish is made low carb to add a spicy kick to your morning. Eggs, cheese, chiles, cilantro, and other fresh flavors are perfect for the low carb breakfast blues.

For this recipe you’ll need: olive oil, ground beef, jalapeno, onion, bell pepper, ripe olives, salsa, cilantro, garlic powder, onion powder, eggs, pepper jack cheese, smoked paprika, and salt.

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low-carb migas are perfect when you want all the flavor without the carbs

Migas is a Mexican dish of scrambled eggs, cheese, and lots of fat served on a crispy tortilla. It isn’t in the least bit low carb but it is very, very good. I get hungry for it now and then. That’s why this is almost migas.

The secret to really good Mexican food is having a cast iron skillet that you can get very hot. You want to sear the vegetables and get a little caramelization on them if you can. Call me crazy (and you would not be the first) but I think stuff cooked in cast iron has a better flavor.

I have a confession to make. Y’all already probably know what it is. I have not been eating a good, low carb breakfast — and by not low carb I mean pumpkin pie and M &M’s. I have already gained my holiday 10 and it’s not even the durn holidays yet. I have to get back on the low carb wagon but it’s so stinkin’ hard to do when there is so many carbs! If I was single… and not a recipe developer… I could do it so easy. Sometimes I think the only way I am going to lose this is to go stay at a hotel for 3 months without the family.

I think my thyroid meds need to be adjusted again, too. It has all seemed to work together to stress me out and have me craving high carb things. I’ll be honest — when I am upset I will look at carbs and shrug my shoulders and stuff the no-no food in my mouth. “Whooofhullcresnywuh”. Which is “who the hell cares anyway” but with a mouthful of pie…or whatever. I have this attitude when I am upset that it doesn’t matter anyway. Then ten minutes later I am ashamed and regretful of what I’ve eaten.

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I say this to encourage anyone who has been regularly screwing up their healthy eating plan to get back on it. We all mess up and yet life has a way of keeping on keeping on. What we eat should not rule our lives whether we’re eating healthy or not. It’s such a small part of our life and does not define who we are.

Remind me I said that in a week when I am arm wrestling one of the kids for the M&Ms, OK?

I’ve said before that spicy, highly flavored foods keep me on track and it’s true. This has a punch of protein that will keep you full all morning and enough flavor to make you glad you ate it, if you know what I mean.

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Almost Migas

Spicy, traditional Tex Mex breakfast with lots of flavor but not a lot of carbs.
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Egg Fast/Breakfast
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Keyword eggs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 740kcal
Author Katherine Peters


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 ounces beef mix ground
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno diced
  • 1 tablespoon onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon bell pepper diced
  • 1 tablespoon ripe olives sliced
  • 2 tablespoons salsa hot chunky
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro fresh and chopped
  • garlic powder a pinch of
  • onion powder a pinch of
  • salt a pinch of
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ounces pepperjack cheese shredded
  • paprika Smoked – for garnish


  • Cook the beef in the olive oil.
  • Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the jalapeno, onion, olives, and bell pepper to the pan and saute until tender but not mushy.
  • Add the beef back into the pan.
  • Whisk the eggs, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, and salsa together until well mixed and pour into the pan.
  • Add cilantro.
  • Stir until the eggs are done to your liking.
  • Serve dusted with the smoked paprika.


Calories: 740kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 377mg | Sodium: 1915mg | Potassium: 400mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1570IU | Vitamin C: 29.7mg | Calcium: 489mg | Iron: 4.3mg

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