I know, my Irish mother is probably reading this post right now, the day before The Day (as we refer to St. Patrick’s Day in my house) and wondering where on earth she went wrong…but I promise that if you look around a little on this website and many others you can absolutely find recipes for Irish brown bread and scones and many other delicacies from the land of my ancestors. But I’m guessing this is the only place you are going to find the delicious travesty that is shepherd’s pie quesadillas. Crisp tortillas stuffed with a mixture of tender beef and carrots, mashed potatoes, and a little bit of cheddar cheese. Irish cheddar cheese, please…we need to be authentic. Let’s make it!
Before I start my love-fest about this recipe for migas, let me state for the record that this is an Irish girl trying her hand at this Tex-Mex dish….and now that I have my disclaimer out of the way, let me also say that this is a quick and out of your mind delicious conglomeration of scrambled eggs with pieces of crispy fried tortillas, sweet onion, tomatoes and cheese, topped with a squeeze of lime juice.
I KNOW. After a couple of weeks of peppermint and chocolate everything accompanied by gallons of wine and eggnog, I not only want migas, I need ’em. And happily for me and for you, we can have ’em in 15 minutes from start to finish. Let’s make them!
Where to start with this super easy, immensely satisfying recipe for chicken chilaquiles? First is the fact that is is a spicy conglomeration of tender chicken, creamy avocado and bright radishes in a sassy taco sauce, with tortilla chips simmered right in and just the right amount of cheese to finish things off? Second, that almost all of it takes place in one skillet? Third that it involves making your own tortilla chips, which are SO easy and SO addictively good that it may ruin all other tortilla chips for you? Never mind, I won’t try and decide which of those things is the best…let’s make it!
I love getting fajitas in a restaurant. As a matter of fact, I like when ANYONE gets fajitas in a restaurant. The smoky, sizzling drama of it all – “Be careful!!” Very Hot Plate!!” – in combination with the spicy deliciousness of it all is just plain delicious in every way. However, the thought of recreating the smoky sizzling part at home seems like a direct invitation to my over-zealous smoke alarm to do its thing, and so I came up with a little less dramatic, still just as delicious version of fajitas…a version that bakes up in the oven and lets you scoop it right out of the baking dish into your tortilla. Bake and scoop fajitas!