Delicious Mexican Chilaquiles: A Festive Brunch Delight

Delicious Mexican Chilaquiles: A Festive Brunch Delight


Chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican dish that features crispy tortilla chips smothered in red or green salsa, garnished with various toppings like cheeses, sour cream, or avocado. It’s often enjoyed as a hearty breakfast or brunch meal and can be customized to suit your taste by adding eggs, chicken, or beans. This versatile dish is packed with flavor and perfect for a festive gathering.

* 10 corn tortillas, cut into wedges
* 2 cups of red or green salsa (homemade or store-bought)
* 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco or Cotija cheese
* 1/2 cup sour cream
* 1 avocado, sliced
* 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
* 1/4 cup finely diced onion
* 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
* Salt to taste
* Optional toppings: shredded chicken, fried eggs, black beans, radishes

1. **Preheat Oven**: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

2. **Prepare Tortilla Chips**: Spread the tortilla wedges on a baking sheet and lightly brush with vegetable oil. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Alternatively, you can fry them in a pan with oil until crispy. Sprinkle with a bit of salt.

3. **Heat Salsa**: In a large skillet, heat your chosen salsa over medium heat until it starts to simmer.

4. **Combine Chips and Salsa**: Add the crispy tortilla chips to the skillet, gently stirring to coat the chips evenly with the salsa. Make sure the chips are well-covered but not too soggy.

5. **Serve**: Once everything is well-mixed and heated through (about 2-3 minutes), transfer the chilaquiles to serving plates.

6. **Garnish and Toppings**: Top with crumbled queso fresco or Cotija cheese, a drizzle of sour cream, and avocado slices. Finish with freshly chopped cilantro and diced onions. Add optional toppings like shredded chicken, fried eggs, black beans, or radishes if desired.

7. **Enjoy**: Serve immediately while hot and enjoy this flavorful and satisfying Mexican delight with your friends and family.

Chilaquiles is a fantastic way to start your day and can be adapted to be as simple or as elaborate as you like. The combination of crunchy, tangy, and creamy elements makes it a universally loved dish. Enjoy!