New Mexico Scrambled Eggs are a staple when living in New Mexico.
I found that out right away when we moved to Tijeras.
I like to make the scrambled eggs and serve them with pinto beans, warm flour tortillas and a little salsa on the side which is always good.
AND…always on the table…the green or red chile mixture that tastes good on everything. (Recipes for both red and green chile sauces are under my category “soups and sauces” ).
Scrambled eggs are really yummy when spiced up with green chiles, red bell pepper, onion, chipotle powder and of course cheese.
Many times, locals take this cooked egg scramble and wrap them in a warm flour tortilla …and then a sheet of aluminum foil keeps them warm for eating later on in the day.
My Father-in-law took two of these to work every single day to eat on his mid morning break. He didn’t like breakfast so early….5:00 a.m.!.
So my Mother-in-law would make and pack his lunch, making sure to add two of these scrambled egg wraps for him for his break.
There are many ways to make these scrambled eggs….add avocado slices, black beans, diced tomatoes, diced fried potatoes….endless possibilities.
Make your own version by letting your taste buds be your guide!
- 2 tablespoon butter
- 1 small (4.5 ounces) can chopped green chiles, drained
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon chipotle or chili powder
- 1/2 finely chopped cilantro
- 6 eggs, beaten, or more as needed
- 3/4 cup shredded Pepper Jack or Cheddar cheese
- Heat a large non stick skillet over medium high heat. Add butter, onion, red bell pepper, cilantro and green chiles and sauteuntil onions are softened... about 2 minutes.
- In a medium bowl, add the chipotle powder to the eggs and beat well.
- Add the PepperJack (or Cheddar Cheese)
- Add the egg mixture to the cooked onions, chiles, and red pepper.
- Stir until eggs are cooked through...about 3 to 4 minutes or until the desired doneness.
- Garnish with cilantro
- These scrambled eggs are a great base for additional ingredients such as sliced avocado, diced tomatoes, or fresh cilantro. (some people do not like the strong flavor of cilantro, so use sparingly as a garnish if that is the case)