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Basic Chilaquiles

User Rating 3.5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


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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.

Serves 2

*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.

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 3 out of 5
A Good Start!, Member Vince_F

In addition to the previously mentioned garnishes, crumbles of Feta or Goat Cheese really make the dish pop.

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