Mexican Chilaquiles Rojos Recipe

Mexican Chilaquiles Rojos Recipe

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Mexican Chilaquiles Rojos Recipe

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Mexican Chilaquiles Rojos Recipe
Mexican Chilaquiles Rojos Recipe

Mexican Chilaquiles Rojos Recipe

Triangles of corn tortillas are cooked in salsa and served with cheese, shredded chicken, eggs, or beans in this delectable Mexican Chilaquiles Rojos recipe. Chilaquiles are most likely one of my top ten favorite foods of all time. That’s a rather bold remark to make, but I stand by it!

I first tried chilaquiles when travelling around the Yucatan Peninsula and touring Mayan ruins three years ago. I awoke the first morning of the vacation with a strong need for some fresh juice. I had it in my brain that I needed a large glass of freshly squeezed tropical fruit juice.

I discovered where clients were sipping juice with breakfast after roaming around peering into restaurants. Perfect! Now, three years ago, I did not have the experimental palate that I have now.

I studied the menu, paying close attention to the chilaquiles, molletes, and huevos rancheros. I’m not kidding when I say I ordered pancakes.

Fortunately for me, my spouse had the foresight to order a tray of chilaquiles. I was wondering, “What are chilaquiles?” However, after tasting them, I quickly abandoned my pancakes in favour of what I can only characterise as a hybrid of morning nachos and deconstructed enchiladas.

I never looked back after that morning! On my most recent vacation to San Diego, I even had a chance to eat some. Both chilaquiles Verdes (front) and chilaquiles rojos (back) are favourites of mine (back).

Mexican Chilaquiles Rojos Recipe

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Mexican Chilaquiles Rojos Recipe

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Triangles of corn tortillas are cooked in salsa and served with cheese, shredded chicken, eggs, or beans in this delectable Mexican Chilaquiles Rojos recipe.

  • Author: Mustafa Rangoonwala
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2

Ingredients

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  1. 10 trapezoidal wedges of corn tortilla
  2. 1 can (28 oz.) whole tomatoes, drained
  3. 1 seeded jalapeno
  4. 1/2 medium white onion, finely chopped
  5. 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  6. 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  7. a half teaspoon of salt
  8. a quarter teaspoon cumin
  9. 1 cup chicken broth (low sodium)
  10. Toppings are optional.
  11. Cheddar cheese from Cotija
  12. cooked chicken shreds
  13. Eggs
  14. Beans
  15. Cilantro
  16. Crema Mexicana
  17. Avocado
  18. Jalapeno Pickled
  19. Sliced radishes

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Arrange the tortilla wedges on two 13 x 9 baking pans in a single layer. Spray lightly with oil and bake for 15 minutes, or until crisp.
  • Meanwhile, in a blender or large food processor, purée the tomatoes, jalapeno, onion, garlic, vegetable oil, salt, and cumin until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Cook for 5 minutes, constantly stirring, before lowering the heat to low and adding the chicken broth. Taste and season with salt as needed.
  • Add the cooked chops to the skillet and gently stir them into the sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the chips soften.
  • Serve with your favourite toppings!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: Per serving
  • Calories: 686kcal
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Sodium: 979mg
  • Fat: 37g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 26g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 73g
  • Fiber: 17g
  • Protein: 24g
  • Cholesterol: 55mg

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People Also Ask:

what is mexican chilaquiles?

Chilaquiles are a popular Mexican morning meal made of maize tortillas that have been sliced into quarters and lightly cooked.

How do you keep chilaquiles from getting soggy?

Coat, but do not oversoak. Some recipes call for cooking the chips in the sauce for so long that they turn to soft polenta. Others just suggest coating the chips, which borders on nacho territory.

How are chilaquiles made in Mexico?
Chilaquiles are a famous Mexican cuisine that dates back to the early Aztecs. Traditional chilaquiles are crunchy fried corn tortilla pieces topped with chile salsa and cooked until the tortilla softens and absorbs the sauce’s taste.
What is the difference between huevos rancheros and chilaquiles?
Many of the ingredients in Huevos Rancheros and Chilaquiles are the same. The fried eggs in Huevos Rancheros are served on hot, crispy tortillas drenched in warm salsa. On the other hand, Chilaquiles blend the chips with the warm sauce to soften them before adding the fried eggs on top.
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