Say- "chee-lah-KEE-lays" Chilaquiles are tortilla chips (or fried, stale tortillas) cooked in a green chile sauce and topped with cheese. They have many variations just like burritos and enchiladas. Some versions top them with tomato sauce, a fried egg or a piece of chicken or beef.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
- 2 cups tortilla chips (this is a good recipe for old or stale chips)
- 2 cups green chile sauce
- 1 cup shredded white cheese (queso quesadilla or mozzarella)
- Oil for pan
Lightly coat a medium frying pan with oil. Heat over medium-high heat and add in tortilla chips. Quickly pour sauce over chips and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer chips in sauce (but do not stir them)until the chips have absorbed enough liquid to become soft. Sprinkle cheese on top and let cheese melt. Serve immediatly.
*If you do not have chips you can fry stale or dried-out corn tortillas. Just cut into strips, fry until crispy, drain and add a little salt. Add back them back into the pan and add your green chile sauce.