Delectable authentic Mexican recipes. Moist and exquisite red chilaquiles. If you’d like to prepare them juicy then don’t fall prey to a rookie mistake: emptying the whole store-bought bag of tortilla chips in the salsa. Make your salsa first, then once the sauce has been cooked in a little bit of olive oil, add a handful of totopos (tortilla chips) at a time.
- 2 pounds tomatoes (or 2-14.5 oz. cans of whole tomatoes)
- tortilla chips (several handfuls)
- 1 onion (small)
- 1 jalapeno (small chile, seeds and veins removed if too strong for you)
- 1 garlic clove
- 3 leaves epazote (fresh, if you can find it, optional)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup manchego cheese (or shredded Oaxaca, or shredded Mozarella or Pepper Jack if former are not available)
- 3/4 cup sour cream (or Mexican)
- 3 slices fresh onion (for garnishing)
- Process the tomatoes, chile jalapeno, garlic clove, epazote (if using it) and small onion in a blender. Pass the salsa through strainer (to get rid of the small bits of tomato and chile skin) in a large skillet. Add the oil and cook. You will see a bit of whitish froth form on top of the salsa.
- Cook on low to medium heat, partially covered to avoid hot-sputtering burns, until froth is mostly gone and salsa bubbles. Season with salt or consommé and pepper to taste.
- Add the tortilla chips a handful at a time. Keep in mind that they will continue to absorb the salsa even when you turn the heat off. You want moist chilaquiles, remember!
- Add sliced onions, mix uniformly with tortilla chips gently, trying not to break the chips into smaller pieces.
- Once the tortilla chips are sufficiently smothered in the sauce, top with cream and cheese until the latter has melted.
- You can serve as a side dish for a steak. You can also add a cup of cooked shredded chicken meat when you add the onions.
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PER SERVING *
|Calories340Calories from Fat220|
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|Calories from Fat220|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.