Killer Chilaquiles

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Killer Chilaquiles
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Description

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.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds tomatoes (or 2-14.5 oz. cans of whole tomatoes)
  • tortilla chips (several handfuls)
  • 1 onions (small)
  • 1 jalapeno chilies (small chile, seeds and veins removed if too strong for you)
  • 1 garlic cloves
  • 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)
  • salt

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. Add sliced onions, mix uniformly with tortilla chips gently, trying not to break the chips into smaller pieces.
  5. Once the tortilla chips are sufficiently smothered in the sauce, top with cream and cheese until the latter has melted.
  6. 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.
  7. More Mexican food recipes in English and Spanish at beaneronthefrontier.com

NutritionView more

340Calories
Sodium30%DV710mg
Fat37%DV24g
Protein25%DV13g
Carbs7%DV21g
Fiber16%DV4g

PER SERVING *

Calories340Calories from Fat220
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat24g37%
Saturated Fat10g50%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol40mg13%
Sodium710mg30%
Potassium750mg21%
Protein13g25%
Calories from Fat220
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate21g7%
Dietary Fiber4g16%
Sugars11g22%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.