When I first heard about Mexican Chilaquiles, I wasn’t so sure about them. A breakfast food made with tortilla chips and eggs, like breakfast nachos, could be either amazing or a complete disaster. As it turns out, they are delicious and are now one of my favorite brunch dishes. The tortilla chips become slightly softened by heating them in a green or red enchilada sauce (or a combination of the two). In this version the chilaquiles are finished with black beans, cheese and fried eggs and then topped with fresh cilantro, tomatoes and red onions. Another common topping is shredded chicken or beef. They are fantastic for brunch or even a weekday dinner. If you’re looking for other brunch recipe ideas, try this related Sunrise Quesadilla recipe make with bacon and fontina cheese.
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- 12 - 18 Fried Corn Chips
- 2 Eggs
- 1 12 Oz Can Refried Black (or Pinto) Beans
- 1 Teaspoon Cumin Powder
- 1 Oz Finely Grated Jack or Cheddar Cheese
- 1 Oz Feta or Cojita Cheese
- 1 1/2 Cups Enchilada Sauce
- A thin Tomato and Red Onion Slices
- Limes, Cilantro, Hot Sauce and Sour Cream or Crema for Garnishing
- Place refried bean in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add cumin powder and bring to a boil. Add 1/4 cup of water in order to thin them slightly and then cover and reduce heat to a simmer.
- Heat the enchilada sauce in a frying pan over medium heat.
- In the mean time, prepare 2 sunny-side-up eggs.
- Add the tortilla chips to the enchilada sauce making sure they are all evenly coated.
- Layer 1/2 of the tortilla chips to the bottom of a serving dish.
- Top with the black beans and jack/cheddar cheese.
- Add another layer of tortilla chips and top with the slices of tomato, onion and chopped cilantro.
- Add the fried eggs and sprinkle with the feta or cojita cheese. Serve immediately
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