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How To Make Authentic Mexican Chilaquiles (Rojos)
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In this recipe, Chef Toby will show you how to make authentic Mexican Chilaquiles with a traditional red salsa. This dish is a popular breakfast in Mexico and is typically made with deep-fried tortilla chips. Instead, we brush these with avocado oil and bake them in the oven to make them extra crispy (and healthier for you)!
- Pre-measure ingredients
- Preheat the oven to 400 F
- First take the corn tortillas and lather them with avocado oil on both sides using a kitchen brush.
- Put tortillas in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes.
- In the meantime, cut 4 tomatoes in quarters and put them in the blender. Add 1/4 onion, a teaspoon of salt, and a tablespoon of chicken bouillon base, and 1 cup of water.
- Now take the tortilla chips out of the oven and put them in a non-stick pan. Pour the sauce on top of the chips, making sure all chips are covered with sauce. Turn the pan on to medium and let the chips soak the sauce for about 5 minutes. Serve immediately and dress with Mexican cream, chopped onion, and queso cotija.
And The Yummy Final Product
Chilaquiles Nutritional Highlights
(The Stuff That Fuels Your Body!)
- Tomatoes are a very healthy fruit and are a great source of fiber as well as vitamins C, K, and potassium.
- These vitamins make tomatoes great for helping support blood and heart health, and the immune system.
- Made from corn and water, tortillas contain fiber from corn, which helps aid in digestion and helps to keep you full. They also contain magnesium, which is good for supporting healthy muscles.
- Onions are rich in Vitamin C, Potassium, and fiber. These help to increase immune function, digestion and help maintain a healthy heart.
- Since Mexican Cream is consumed in small servings, it can easily be a part of a healthy diet. This dairy product contains small amounts of protein and fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, which help support a variety of different functions throughout the body.
- Like most cheeses, Cotija is high in protein, which helps our bodies build muscle. It's also high in Vitamin A and Calcium, which helps build strong bones.
- Considered a "healthy fat," avocado oil contains antioxidants, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K.
- These are known to help promote a healthy heart and brain.
Chilaquiles Frequently Asked Questions
What are chilaquiles made of?
Chilaquiles are typically made of fried corn tortilla chips that are smothered in a simmering red sauce. They are commonly made with either red or green salsa.
What is the difference between chilaquiles and migas?
Migas, another popular hispanic dish, is similar to chilaquiles, but consists of tortillas combined with scrambled eggs (we have a recipe here for that too! )
What can you eat with chilaquiles?
Chilaquiles can be topped with a variety of other ingredients, such as a fried egg, sour cream, cheese and cilantro.
Do chilaquiles contain meat?
Most chilaquiles recipes do not contain meat, but topping them with shredded chicken or another protein is a popular choice at Mexican restaurants.
Where do chilaquiles come from?
Chilaquiles are a popular breakfast dish from Mexico.
Read Our Related Blog Post
In our chilaquiles video lesson, we use cotija cheese which is part of a group of crumbly cheeses. Learn more about those cheese by reading our post.