Breakfast, Brunch, Mexican

Chilaquiles Rojos

Chilaquiles Rojos

Chilaquiles Rojos

Chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican dish commonly served for breakfast or brunch. It’s made with fresh fried tortilla triangles or strips topped with a red (rojo) or green (verde) salsa and sometimes mole depending on the region. Chilaquiles is made several ways. Some recipes add beans, onions and even pulled chicken or pork. The dish is typically topped with cheese such as queso fresco or crema Mexicana.

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Serves 2 to 3

    • 3/4 cup red (or green) salsa
    • 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon grape seed oil or other healthy frying oil, divided
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 5 corn tortillas cut into eighths triangles
    • 4 eggs
    • about 3 ounces shredded Mexican cheese blend (Sharp Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Asadero and Queso Blanco)
    • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped for serving

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  1. In a medium saucepan, heat 1 teaspoon oil to medium heat. Add the salsa and 1 tablespoon water and cook 4 minutes. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1/4 cup oil to high heat. Add half the tortilla triangles and fry until crisp and golden. Remove with a slotted spoon into another large skillet. Heat this second skillet to low. Fry the remaining tortilla triangles. NOTE: Second batch will crisp a lot faster than the first batch. Do not burn the tortillas.
  3. To the second large skillet increase heat to medium-high and quickly add all 4 eggs. Gently scramble the eggs among the tortillas until cooked.
  4. Pour the warm salsa over the tortillas and top with cheese and parsley or cilantro and serve.

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Discussion

12 thoughts on “Chilaquiles Rojos

  1. Yum, this sounds delicious! I’ve never heard of chilaquiles rojos, though I have fried tortillas before (mostly to eat with guacamole). Sounds like an even more delicious way to eat Mexican! Yum, thanks for the recipe xx

    Posted by laurasmess | February 15, 2014, 12:40 am
  2. Mmmm…I love chilaquiles. They are quite possibly one of my favorite anytime foods 🙂

    Posted by Nicole | January 30, 2014, 7:28 pm
  3. I could eat this every day!

    Posted by chef mimi | January 18, 2014, 6:59 am
  4. I love chilaquiles, they’re one of my favorite things to order at Mexican restaurants, these look like great a great homemade version!

    Posted by Once in a Blue Spoon | January 16, 2014, 4:00 pm
  5. I just saw this being prepared on a TV show. I’ve been to Mexico many times but have never had this dish.

    Posted by Karen | January 15, 2014, 10:39 am
  6. I’ve never made anything like this but you’ve certainly done a great job convincing me that I should. Looks beautiful

    Posted by dianeskitchentable | January 14, 2014, 12:24 pm
  7. Well this looks delicious!

    Posted by jessicaslats | January 13, 2014, 2:30 pm
  8. Mexican breakfast dishes are one of our favourites, I’m going to have to give this a try soon.

    Posted by Eva Taylor | January 13, 2014, 1:35 pm

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