Cheap and Easy Recipes: Chorizo and Huevos Migar (Feed 4 for $3.63)

Who doesn't love breakfast for dinner? or Mexican food? This is one of our favorite cheap and easy recipes that combines two of our loves, breakfast and Mexican food. On nights when i just don't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, Chorizo and Huevos Migar is one of the recipes that everybody loves and one that I can get on the table quickly.

Cheap and Easy Recipes

Spanish Lesson
Chorizo [chuh-ree-zoh] - a Mexican, pork sausage seasoned with paprika, garlic and chilies. Can be found with other sausages in larger grocery stores. 

Huevos [oo-ay'-vo] - eggs

Migar [me-gar’] - to break into small bits or pieces.

Now that we're done with today's Spanish lesson, let's get to cookin', I'm hungry. 

Cheap and Easy Recipes

   Chorizo and Huevos Migar Dinner w/pinto beans and tortilla strips
      Serves: 4                     Category: Poultry/Eggs

Cheap and Easy RecipesIngredients
*      1 15 ounce can pinto beans ($0.59)
*      6 corn tortillas, torn in pieces ($0.36)
*      1 tablespoons corn oil ($0.04)
*      Salt
*      3 medium potatoes, cubed ($0.20)
*      1 medium onion, chopped ($0.07)
*      8 eggs ($0.72)
*      5 ounces pork chorizo ($0.75)
*      ½ cup Cheddar cheese ($0.38)
*      2 green onions, chopped ($0.10)
*      ½ cup salsa ($0.42)
1.    In a nonstick skillet, brown cubed potatoes in corn oil.
2.    While the potatoes are browning, warm the pinto beans in a small saucepan.
3.    When the potatoes are browned move them to a bowl.
4.    In the same skillet that you cooked the potatoes in add chorizo and chopped onion. Cook over medium heat until the chorizo is cooked and the onions are soft.
5.    Using a slotted spoon, move the chorizo and onion mixture to the bowl that the potatoes are in.
6.    Using the same skillet, fry the torn pieces of corn tortillas in the fat the remains from the chorizo until they are lightly browned and crispy.
7.    While the tortillas are frying, whisk the eggs and set aside.
8.    Remove the tortillas to a paper towel lined plate and lightly sprinkle with salt.
9.    Add the egg mixture and the potato and chorizo mixture to the skillet. Cook until the eggs are set.
10. Top with cheese, salsa and green onions. Serve with pinto beans and fried corn tortillas.

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Cost = $3.63
Cost Breakdown
  • Pinto Beans - (15 ounce can for $0.59) purchased from a discount grocery store.
  • Corn Tortillas - (30 count for $1.79) purchased from a discount grocery store.
  • Corn Oil - (48 ounces for $2.39) purchased from a discount grocery store.
  • Potatoes (10 pounds for $1.99) purchased from a discount grocery store. One pound of potatoes yields about 3 medium sized potatoes.
  • Onions - (3 pounds for $0.79) purchase from a discount grocery store. 1 pound of onions yields about 3-4 medium onions.
  • Eggs - (30 count for $2.59) purchased from a discount grocery store.
  • Chorizo - (10 ounces for $1.49) purchased from a discount grocery store.
  • Cheddar Cheese - (8 ounces for $1.50) purchased from a discount grocery store.
  • Green Onions - (1 bunch for $.49) purchased from the farmer's market. One bunch contains 8-10 green onions.
  • Salsa - (16 ounces for $1.69) purchased from a discount grocery store.

Savings Tip
Potatoes are usually at their cheapest during the winter months. When you find a good sale, stock up. Potatoes have a long storage life if you store them properly. Here are some tips on storing potatoes:

  • Remove any potatoes that have broken skins, these are not good to store.
  • Layer your potatoes in ventilated containers, like crates or baskets. Place newspaper between each layer.
  • Potatoes need to be stored in temperatures between 35-40 degrees, a basement or root cellar is ideal.
  • Check your stored potatoes for any that might be going bad. This should be done every few weeks. One bad potato can destroy all of the potatoes around it.

Do you have any cheap and easy recipes that cost around $5.00 to prepare?

Bon Appetit on the Cheap!

1 comment:

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