Chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican breakfast dish consisting of corn tortillas cut into quarters and lightly fried.

Ingredients of Chilaquiles

  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • ½ sweet onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 ½ cups crushed tomatoes
  • 4 chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • tortilla chips
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • ½ cup queso fresco, crumbled
  • 2 radishes, thinly sliced
  • ½ bunch cilantro leaves, chopped
  • hot sauce optional

How to make Chilaquiles

  • Red sauce: Saute diced onion and minced garlic for 5 minutes over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and continue to sauté for 2 minutes. Put salt and pepper.
  • Put mixture into a blender and add crushed tomatoes, chipotle peppers in adobe and stock. Blend them.
  • Put sauce back into pan and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Place a pan over medium-high heat and add oil.
  • Fry eggs for 5 minutes until edges are crispy, whites have set but yolks are still runny.
  • Raise heat of sauce to medium-high and bring to a boil.
  • Add tortilla chips.
  • Repeat until all chips have been added and evenly coated.
  • Season with salt and pepper and gently fold together. Remove from heat.
  • Top with fried eggs and queso fresco, radishes, cilantro, and hot sauce. Serve immediately.


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