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Chilaquiles is an authentic Mexican breakfast or lunch recipe made with corn tortillas. You can eat it for dinner as well made with tasty enchilada sauce, vegetables and eggs. Visit thetortillachannel.com for the full recipe #thetortillachannel #chilaquiles #chilaquilesrecipe #chilaquilescasserole #chilaquilesbreakfast

Chilaquiles recipe with eggs is such an amazing tortilla recipe!

Make it once and you will put it on your weekly menu for sure. Traditionally you eat this dish for breakfast or lunch but why not eat it for dinner as well? You can make this chilaquiles casserole however you like so read on and find some creative suggestions to dress up your bake. Ready to learn how to make chilaquiles recipe? Let’s get started!

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So what is chilaquiles?

Chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican recipe. The main ingredients are corn tortillas and roasted tomato salsa.

It is one of those recipes that goes around for centuries and is slightly different per region and family traditions.

The best thing about this recipe is you can adapt it completely to your taste and liking. To garnish this dish you can also add :

  • Vegetables – like sweet bell peppers, onion
  • Meats – like ground beef, chicken or turkey 
  • Beans – lentils, kidney or pinto beans to garnish this dish

If you are wondering what to do with your leftover tortillas, tortilla chips or salsa do not worry because you now have a recipe that you include all of it.

You can even make this recipe with flour tortillas.

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Chilaquiles ingredients

So what are chilaquiles made of? If you want to make this chilaquiles recipe put the following ingredients on your shopping list or check your kitchen pantry:

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How to make chilaquiles

Start with cutting the corn tortillas in half. Then cut the halved tortillas into stacks of 3 wedges giving a total of 36 tortilla wedges.

Heat a frying pan and add the olive oil. Pan-fry the tortilla wedges into tortilla chips on both sides until brown and crispy.

Drain on a paper towel. Finely dish the white and red onions and slice the scallion.

In this recipe, I used enchilada sauce but you can also use tomato salsa. Of course, you can also take a bottle of salsa or sauce.

Spray an oven dish with cooking spray and divide the first layer of tortilla chips on the bottom. Drizzle a couple of tablespoons of sauce on the tortillas.

Then a third of the kidney beans, onions, and grated cheese. Stack the second layer of tortilla chips and repeat the sauce, bean, onion, and cheese routine.

Preheat the oven at 375℉/180℃ and bake the tortilla casserole for 15 minutes.

Then take the oven dish out of the oven and separate the tortillas so you can add three eggs in the dish.

Make shallow holes else the egg whites will not cook evenly. Return in the oven and bake between 10-12 minutes or until the egg white is just set.

If you keep it in longer the egg yolk will get too hard.

Set the oven dish on the kitchen counter and cover with aluminum foil to keep the residual heat inside to let the egg white set.

Sprinkle the sliced scallion on top to decorate.

Serve your chilaquiles directly of the oven.

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Chilaquiles ingredient options

You can eat chilaquiles with a lot of other delicious ingredients like:

  • Avocado – slice it up or turn it into healthy guacamole and put it on top of the chilaquiles after baking
  • Refried beans – but it in between the layers of tortilla squares or as a side dish
  • Shredded chicken – shred your chicken and layer it in between the tortillas and sauce
  • Sour cream – when you take the casserole out of the options put a dollop of sour cream on top
  • Mushrooms – are a great option for this recipe. Cover with some cheese to prevent them from going dry

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Other casserole recipes that contain corn tortillas

If you like this corn tortilla recipe take a look at these recipes that also include corn tortillas:

What is the difference between migas and chilaquiles?   

These are similar dishes but also different. Restaurants use migas and chilaquiles interchangeably which can be confusing.

Both of these breakfast dishes are made with fried (corn) tortillas, but the similarities end there.

Migas

Migas is basically crushed tostadas scrambled with eggs, tomatoes, chiles, and onions and topped with cheese. They are usually pan-cooked but you can bake it in the oven. 

Chilaquiles

These consist mainly of fried tortillas simmered in a sauce. They can be topped with eggs, cheese, and cream.

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Chilaquiles

Serves: 3 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 28 minutes
Chilaquiles is an authentic Mexican breakfast or lunch recipe made with corn tortillas. You can eat it for dinner as well made with tasty enchilada sauce, vegetables and eggs. Visit thetortillachannel.com for the full recipe #thetortillachannel #chilaquiles #chilaquilesrecipe #chilaquilescasserole #chilaquilesbreakfast

Looking for an easy breakfast recipe? Try this oven baked tortilla chilaquilas recipe made with corn tortillas, sauce or salsa and vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 6 small corn tortillas
  • 1 cup of grated cheese (note 1)
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup kidney beans
  • ¾ cup homemade red enchilada sauce or salsa
  • ½ red onion finely chopped
  • ½ white onion finely chopped
  • 1 scallion thinly sliced
  • 3-5 tbsp of olive oil
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Cut the corn tortillas in half. Then cut the halved tortillas into stacks of 3 wedges. This totals 36 tortilla wedges
  2. Heat a skillet. Add the olive oil and pan fry the tortilla wedges until brown and crispy. Drain on a paper towel
  3. Spray an oven dish with cooking spray and divide a first layer of tortilla chips on the bottom. Drizzle a couple of tablespoons of sauce on the tortillas
  4. Take a third of the kidney beans, onions and grated cheese and sprinkle on the first layer of tortilla chips
  5. Stack the second layer of tortilla chips and repeat the sauce, bean, onion and cheese
  6. Pre heat the oven at 375℉/180℃. Bake the tortilla casserole for 15 minutes
  7. Take out of the oven and separate the tortillas so you can add three eggs in the casserole (note 2)
  8. Bake between 10-12 minute or until the egg white is just set. If you keep it in longer the egg yolk will get too hard
  9. Set the oven dish on counter and cover with aluminium foil to keep the residual heat in side to let the egg white set
  10. Sprinkle the sliced scallion to decorate. Serve the chilaquiles immediately

Notes

Note 1 - I used mozzarella and Gouda cheese as we can't get Monterey jack here. Cheddar cheese is also a great option. Note 2 - Make shallow holes else the egg whites will not set evenly.

Nutrition facts

Calories: 608; Fat: 33g; Carbs: 53g; Protein: 29g;

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    stefani
    January 18, 2019 at 6:34 am

    Nice and easy recipe with just a few ingredients.
    The pictures are stunning.
    Pinned and twitted!

    • Reply
      Mireille
      January 18, 2019 at 9:49 am

      Hi Stefani,

      So good to read you like this recipe as much as I do. Thank you so much for tweeting and pinning, so kind of you. Have a great day!

      Mireille

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