Chilaquiles

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Prep time: 00:10 HR
Cook time: 00:15 HR

EASY

Serves: 4

Chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican dish. Typically, corn tortillas cut in quarters and lightly fried bathed in salsa, and sprinkled with cheese. They are often served as a breakfast. Here's a classic one-dish Mexican breakfast originally conceived as a way to use up leftover tortillas. This is true Mexican comfort food. It is an easy, authentic Mexican recipe often served with eggs or beans. Chilaquiles is a dish which consists of tortilla strips cooked in a sauce. They have many variations just like burritos and enchiladas. Some versions top them with tomato sauce, a scrambled egg, vegetables or a piece of chicken or beef. 

Ingredients

  • 12 thick corn tortillas, cut into triangles
  • 2 cups of oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup avocado, sliced
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheese
  • 150 ml chili tomato sauce
  • 1 cup Water

Method

In a large saucepan, heat the oil and add onions. Add the tortillas fry until golden brown and tortillas are crispy, add salt to taste while frying.

Remove the tortillas and onions from pan to a paper towel. clean the pan and add 2tbsp of oil and bring to heat.

Add chili tomato sauce to the pan, mix it with little quantity of water and stir continously until the puree thickens.

Add the fried tortillas onions to the puree and make sure it is well coated. Allow chips to soak up some liquid before adding more. Season with salt and pepper, Sprinkle cheese on top and let cheese melt and remove from heat.

Garnish with the avocado slices, shredded cheese and cilantro. Serve Immediately.