Migas de Arepa: A Hearty Breakfast

by Erica Dinho on March 31, 2010

Migas de Arepa

This dish of eggs scrambled with pieces of arepa and tomato-onion sauce is a popular breakfast served in Colombia. There is no better way to start the day!

You can serve this dish with Colombian chorizo, avocado and beans on the side. Migas de Arepa is designed to use up old corn arepas. The results won’t be the same if you use arepas made with masarepa. And by the way, migas means “crumbs” in English.

Buen provecho!



(4 servings)

  • 5 medium cooked corn arepas(one day old)
  • 11/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups hogao( tomato-onion sauce)
  • 5 beaten eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • To serve: Chorizo, avocado or beans(optional)


Cut the arepas into small pieces and place them in a bowl. Add the milk and set aside for 5 minutes.

In a large skillet, place the hogao and add the arepa pieces. Add the beaten eggs and cook for about 5 minutes or until cooked.

Serve warm.

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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

1 anncoo March 31, 2010 at 10:05 AM

Not only hearty but also very healthy for breakfast.


2 Lyndsey March 31, 2010 at 1:01 PM

Oh yum! I think I want to just move in with you and eat your food everyday! I would be one happy camper! It looks fabulous!


3 5 Star Foodie March 31, 2010 at 2:31 PM

Sounds like an excellent hearty breakfast!


4 Sarah Naveen March 31, 2010 at 2:42 PM

Healthy and yummy!!


5 Bo March 31, 2010 at 3:06 PM

I love recipes that use up old ingredients…too bad I don’t have any day old arepas on hand…looks like a delicious and hearty breakfast.


6 ruth March 31, 2010 at 3:57 PM

Yummy flavours! So love chorizo with eggs too!!


7 Erica March 31, 2010 at 4:04 PM

Thank you so much guys!


8 Carla March 31, 2010 at 4:10 PM

These turned out very pretty. An interesting migas recipe.Thanks for broadening the interpretation of migas for me.


9 Vinolia March 31, 2010 at 4:39 PM

that’s surely a wonderful filling breakfast!!! nutritious and delicious !!!


10 grace March 31, 2010 at 5:12 PM

this kind of breakfast is one that’ll power your entire morning, and then some! it looks wonderful, erica!


11 Cynthia March 31, 2010 at 8:08 PM

This breakfast dish is inspiring.


12 Sandra G. March 31, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Great breakfast dish, something new to try, delicioso!


13 Faith March 31, 2010 at 9:59 PM

I love how you pair this delicious egg dish with avocados…such a delicious combo!


14 rebecca subbiah March 31, 2010 at 10:52 PM

yum our lil one loves eggs now I bet she would like this


15 Soma March 31, 2010 at 11:00 PM

Would love this kinda breakfast for a nice weekend. .. really healthy addition of avocados.


16 Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes April 1, 2010 at 12:20 AM

Looks delicious, Erica! Avocado is so healthy with a lot of stuff! Yum!


17 Lisa April 1, 2010 at 6:47 AM

Ah…another excuse to use avocadoes and chorizo. And eggs. I’ll take it!


18 peanutts April 1, 2010 at 9:45 AM

yumm , great way to start a day with yummy looking eggs like that , must try, thanks for the recipe :)


19 Karen April 1, 2010 at 7:54 PM

This sounds good. Could corn tortillas be substituted for the corn arepas with good result?


20 Erica April 1, 2010 at 8:59 PM

Karen- In Mexico they use tortillas, cheese and salsa and they are delicious!


21 Kim April 1, 2010 at 9:03 PM

This looks like a very satisfying breakfast and also a wonderful way to use up leftover arepas.


22 tasteofbeirut April 2, 2010 at 12:48 AM

I tried arepas in a place in Dallas called Zaguan; I did not know they were columbian. Looks so good, but I will have it as a lunch instead!


23 Tangled Noodle April 2, 2010 at 8:41 AM

This dish looks perfect just as you have presented it here! I would happily eat this any time of day, not just for breakfast. 8-)


24 Chris April 2, 2010 at 5:21 PM

Eggs and avocado? Oh yeah, Alexis would love that.


25 Oysterculture April 2, 2010 at 11:58 PM

Breakfast, lunch and dinner, you have us covered and for that I thank you – I think I’ll surprise hubby with this yummy sounding dish tomorrow~


26 Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen April 5, 2010 at 10:37 AM

Looks so good – I love eggs for breakfast!


27 Erica April 9, 2010 at 2:32 PM

Thank you so much everyone!


28 Myles Sutic May 30, 2010 at 4:03 AM

The theme of your blog is very good to me


29 melodi January 23, 2013 at 12:07 PM

I was wondering what to do with left over arapas? Now that we can get Harina Pan in Ireland (some shops think it is Mexican Masa and I think that’s hilarious but not my problem) I’m making them more often and it is very hard to just make two. I have some in the fridge right now I might try these with, or I suspect they might also work for stuffing or crumbs for a vegetable bake. I love your blog! The cooking is close to what I learned in Venezuela when I spent a few months there in the 1970’s and I really miss the food.


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