Southwestern Scramble Recipe

Transform your traditional scrambled eggs into a southwestern breakfast dish with this easy one-skillet recipe.

May 2018

  • southwest scramble eggs
    Green chiles and salsa pack this scrambled egg recipe with an authentic Southwest flavor.
    Photo by Getty Images/LauriPatterson
  • southwest scramble eggs

Total Hands-On Time: 25 min

Preparation Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Yield: 4 servings

This one-skillet meal transforms traditional scrambled eggs into a South-of-the-border meal.


  • 8 large eggs, well-beaten
  • 1 can (5 oz.) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons diced green chiles
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 medium corn tortillas, cut into thin strips
  • Mild salsa, chopped avocado and sliced green onions, optional
  • 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained, optional


  1. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, evaporated milk, 1/2 cup cheese, chiles and black pepper. Set aside.
  2. Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Place tortilla strips in skillet; heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until strips are lightly browned.
  3. Pour egg mixture into skillet; cook, stirring frequently, until eggs are cooked through. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  4. Top with salsa, avocado and/or green onions. Serve with black beans, if desired.

This recipe originally ran in the October 2007 edition of Heart of the Home.

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