Mexican Breakfast Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles a Mexican Breakfast Recipe
Chilaquiles a Mexican Breakfast Recipe
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Are you a chilaquiles fanatic? Mmmmmm, I am. I think this delicious Mexican recipe could be eaten at any time of the day, even though most people enjoy it as a breakfast meal. Fried pieces of crisp corn tortilla stewed in a simmering red chile that softens the tortilla and then smothered in cheese. It holds all the flavors of an enchilada but is more bite-size.

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Chilaquiles a Mexican Breakfast Recipe

Recipe Author : Mike Gonzalez
Serve it with eggs, sour cream and avocado and you will be making this dish more than you would like to admit.

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people
Calories 320 kcal


  • 10 corn tortillas cut into triangle pieces
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable oil
  • cup onion diced
  • 1 cup red chile
  • ¼ cup black olives sliced
  • 2 cups pepper jack cheese grated
  • 1 pinch oregano
  • ½ cup queso fresco cheese crumbled


  • Cut tortilla into triangles pieces.
  • In a large frying pan over a medium flame add vegetable oil and allow it to get hot.
  • Fry triangle pieces til crisp about 3 minutes on each side. You’ll need to do this in batches.
  • Remove each batch from oil, and drain tortilla crisps on a paper towel lined plate.
  • Discard most of the oil from frying pan, leave a tablespoon of oil in pan.
  • Over a medium flame add onions to frying pan and saute for 4 minutes.
  • Add tortilla crisps back into the pan with sauted onions and mix to combine.
  • Pour red chile sauce on top of tortillas and mix till all tortilla crisps are covered in red sauce.
  • Lower the flame to simmer. Then add olives to tortillas and red chile. Mix again.
  • Sprinkle grated cheese and oregano on top of tortillas and cover the pan with a lid for 5 to 10 minutes or until the cheese fully melts.
  • Sprinkle crumbled queso fresco on top.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Serve hot with a sunny side up egg, a side of sour cream, and avocado.


Calories: 320kcal
Keyword Chilaquiles
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