How to Make Mexican “Chilaquiles”

Chilaquiles is a tasty meal traditionally served in Mexican homes for breakfast, but it can also be enjoyed for lunch or devoured at dinner, as it can be prepared in many ways. For example, chilaquiles can be served with beef, eggs, chicken, or simply paired with a generous amount of cheese.

5-Minute Crafts brings you a quick and easy recipe for this classic Mexican dish.

Ingredients:

For the sauce:

  • 3 tomatoes

  • 1/3 large white onion (or a small onion)

  • 2 “guajillo” chiles

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 1 cup of water

  • Salt to taste

  • 4 tbsp of oil

To serve:

  • 5 oz (150 g) of corn chips

  • 1 oz (30 g) of sour cream

  • Grated cheese to taste

  • Sliced onion

  • 2 eggs

  • A handful of chopped cilantro

Instructions:

1. Wash the chilies and remove the seeds and veins.

2. Pour the water into a pot and place the tomatoes, onion, and chilies inside. Let it boil until all the ingredients get soft for about 8 minutes.

3. Once the tomatoes, onion, and chilies are cooked, transfer them to a blender. Add a garlic clove and a cup of water. Blend all the ingredients thoroughly.

4. In a frying pan, heat the oil and pour in the mixture you prepared with the blender. When it comes to a boil, lower the heat and cook the sauce until it achieves a thick consistency. Next, season it to taste and turn off the heat.

5. Fry a couple of eggs and put them aside.

6. Put the corn chips in a bowl and cover them with the sauce. Then add the sour cream, the sliced onion, and the chopped coriander. Add the freshly grated cheese and, to finish, the fried eggs. Enjoy!

Bonus: Get creative with your “chilaquiles.”

  • You can also prepare green chilaquiles. To do this, follow the previous recipe, but replace the tomatoes with the green “tomatillos” and add serrano chilies to taste.

  • Once the green sauce is ready, put the dish together and serve it along with meat or chicken, eggs, and cheese.

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