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How to Make Chilaquiles (the best breakfast ever)

How to Make Chilaquiles (the best breakfast ever)

Learn how to make chilaquiles. In my humble opinion, this is the best breakfast ever. Plus, it is likely that you have all of the ingredients waiting for you in your kitchen.

Learn how to make Chilaquiles - your family will love this easy breakfast recipe.

I first discovered chilaquiles when I was in Puerto Vallarta for a wedding. My friend, Virginia, invited me to be her plus one at her friend’s wedding and we had the time of our lives. At the time I had never seen chilaquiles on a menu, but it was love at first taste. When I came home to Chicago I became determined to learn how to make chilaquiles. Luckily it was an easy task.

My very favorite breakfast recipe - Chilaquiles!

I used to make chilaquiles all the time, and the meal just recently popped into my mind again when I was stocking up on groceries before Chicago headed into a weekend of single digit temperatures. It is a great feeling to wake up on a 9 degree day and realize that you have everything you need to cook an amazing breakfast stocked in your kitchen.

Chilaquiles are a very typical Mexican food made of simmering fried tortillas (or tortilla chips) in salsa. Chilaquiles are starting to become popular in the US, which is delicious news. Everyone makes chilaquiles in their own way, some recipes are almost soupy, while others have crunchier tortillas. You can add anything you like on top. Beans, shredded chicken, and fried eggs are all popular additions to the meal.

How to Make Chilaquiles - the very best breakfast recipe!

The best thing about chilaquiles is that is that you may have all of the ingredients in your kitchen already. The essential ingredients are tortilla chips and salsa. Then you can add beans, tomatoes, corn, jalapeños, meat, cheese, eggs, and anything else you like. This is a meal that was invented to use of leftovers, so search your fridge and see what you find. I like to add fresh tomatoes, corn, avocado, black beans, shredded cheese, and fried eggs on top of my chilaquiles. The tomatoes and corn are especially good because they add a fresh texture to the otherwise somewhat mushy meal.

Chilaquiles are the best breakfast recipe.

Some recipes call for you to fry tortillas and then to sauté them in salsa. Using tortilla chips is a big time saver, and some restaurants make chilaquiles this way anyway. I would recommend against using super thin tortilla chips because I think they would fall apart.

Have you ever had chilaquiles before? It has become more common at Chicago restaurants, I know that both Au Cheval and Cindy’s have it on their brunch menus.

 

How to Make Chilaquiles

Learn how to make chilaquiles. In my humble opinion, this is the best breakfast ever. Plus, it is likely that you have all of the ingredients waiting for you in your kitchen.
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • a touch of Oil or Butter for the eggs
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 jar of your favorite Salsa
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
  • about 4 handfuls of Tortilla Chips
  • 1/2 cup of Black Beans or any beans
  • 1/4 cup Corn
  • 1/2 cup Grape Tomatoes Sliced in half
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese or your favorite cheese
  • 1/2 of an Avocado sliced
  • Freshly Ground Pepper

Instructions

  1. This meal comes together quickly, so prepare all of the ingredients before you start cooking. I like to get the eggs going first. I start by heating a skillet over high heat. Once the skillet is nice and hot I add a drizzle of olive oil. I crack four eggs into the skillet and immediately cover the skillet. The eggs will take about 4-5 minutes to become perfectly sunny side up.

  2. To make the chilaquiles, heat the salsa and chicken broth in another skillet over medium heat. Once it begins to simmer, add the tortilla chips. The amount of tortilla chips is a matter of personal preference. Some people like their chilaquiles on the soupy side while others prefer them to be drier and crispier. As soon as you have stirred in the chips, add the beans, corn, and tomatoes. The chilaquiles are ready as soon as the chips and soaked in salsa and everything is hot.
  3. Finish off the chilaquiles by adding the cheese, eggs, avocado, and a touch of black pepper on top.

Recipe Notes

The best thing about chilaquiles is that is that you have all of the ingredients in your kitchen already. The essential ingredients are tortilla chips and salsa. Then you can add beans, tomatoes, corn, jalapeños, meat, cheese, eggs, and anything else you like. This is a meal that was invented to use of leftovers, so search your fridge and see what you find. I like to add fresh tomatoes, corn, avocado, black beans, shredded cheese, and fried eggs on top of my chilaquiles. The tomatoes and corn are especially good because they add a fresh texture to the otherwise somewhat mushy meal.

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Learn how to make chilaquiles. In my humble opinion, this is the best breakfast ever. Plus, it is likely that you have all of the ingredients waiting for you in your kitchen.

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