December 11, 2019
Anyone who says the perfect food doesn’t exist clearly hasn’t had chilaquiles!
What are chilaquiles? Chilaquiles (pronounced like “chee-lah-KEE-lehs”) is a traditional Mexican dish consisting of homemade tortilla chips stewed in a spicy, flavorful salsa. However, this crunchy picante recipe (not to be confused with nachos) is a highly versatile food with endless flavor combinations. So, have fun adding your own sazón (flavor) to your chilaquiles recipe. Try your favorite spices, chiles, salsas, specialty cheeses, proteins, and, of course, Avocados From Mexico.
Have stale corn tortillas lying around? Old tortillas are perfect for any chilaquiles recipe! Want to balance the heat of the spicy sauce? Top your chilaquiles with queso fresco and fresh avocado slices! Need something quick and easy to make for breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Chilaquiles can be made in no time!
Psst … Avocados Are Part of a Healthy Diet!
Fresh avocados are a heart-healthy fruit. They provide naturally good fats and are free of cholesterol, sugar, and sodium. Add chilaquiles and Avocados From Mexico to your weekly menu with these two zesty chilaquiles recipes.
Breakfast Chilaquiles With Avocado
Start your morning with a boost of flavor. Add fresh eggs and avocado to traditional chilaquiles for a powerful punch of protein and nutrition.
- 1 Avocado From Mexico, cubed
- 12 6-inch corn tortillas, cut into strips
- ½ c. salsa
- 2 oz. jalapeños, diced
- ¼ tsp. of salt
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 tbsp. red onion, chopped
- 1 tbsp. white onion, chopped
- ½ tsp. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
- To make the tortilla chips: Preheat your oven to 350 F. Arrange the tortilla strips on a baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. (If you’d like, you can add a little bit of olive oil or cooking spray to the tortilla strips before baking to help them crisp well.)
- To make the chilaquiles: Combine the salsa, jalapeños, and salt in a bowl. Pour the mixture over the tortilla strips and bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 F. Add the olive oil to a small nonstick skillet and fry the eggs to your desired doneness.
- To serve: Pour the sauce over the tortilla chips and top with the fried eggs. Cut the avocado lengthwise and pit it. Then, use the point of a knife to cut the avocado into thin slices. Garnish with avocado, red and white onion, and shredded Monterey Jack cheese.
Beef Chilaquiles With Avocado and Queso Fresco
Beefy, cheesy, and ever so tasty! This chilaquiles recipe will earn you kitchen bragging rights for years to come.
- 1 Avocado From Mexico, sliced
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 15 6-inch corn tortillas, cut into triangles
- 2 c. salsa
- ½ lb. ground beef
- 4 eggs
- 2 c. white onion
- 8 tbsp. queso fresco
- To make the tortilla chips: Add 1 tbsp. olive oil to a nonstick skillet and fry the tortilla triangles for 3-4 minutes or until golden. Add the cooked tortilla chips to a large serving plate.
- To make the chilaquiles: Add 1 tbsp. olive oil to a nonstick skillet and cook the beef thoroughly. Once the beef has cooked, pour the sauce over the beef, lower the heat, and cook for another 3 minutes. Add your last tablespoon of olive oil to a small, nonstick skillet and fry the eggs to your desired doneness.
- To serve: Add the cooked beef and salsa mixture over the plated tortilla chips. Then, add the fried eggs on top. Using a knife, cut your fresh avocado lengthwise and pit it. Then, use the tip of a knife to cut the avocado into thin slices. Garnish your beef chilaquiles with avocado slices, onion, and queso fresco — enjoy!
Invite your family and friends to indulge in these classic Mexican-inspired flavors! No matter which variation of chilaquiles you choose, we know that these recipes will not only be the star of your next party but a winning recipe in your cookbook.
Need to cool down from all that chile? Accompany your chilaquiles recipes with a refreshing and creamy pear-avocado smoothie.
Or visit our Avocados From Mexico recipes page for more meal ideas to brighten your plate.