My landlady in Mexico used to make chilaquiles when she had stale tortillas. She always scrambled the eggs in, instead of the more typical fried egg on top. It's a very flexible recipe, so use what you have on hand for a yummy brunch dish.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and jalapeno. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion appears translucent, about 4 minutes. Add tomato and garlic; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add salsa and scrape any browned bits off the bottom of the pan. Season with cumin, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Add tortilla chips to the pan and stir until coated with sauce.

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  • Heat remaining oil in a separate pan over medium-high heat. Whisk eggs together and pour into the hot pan; cook until starting to set, about 2 minutes. Scrape cooked egg off the edges and fold into the center. Cook until eggs are halfway cooked but still runny, 2 to 3 minutes more. Fold into the tortilla chip mixture. Keep stirring to finish scrambling the eggs, about 2 minutes. Add Cotija cheese and turn off heat.

  • Divide egg mixture onto plates. Garnish with avocado, cilantro, and sour cream.

Cook's Notes:

Instead of chips, you can cut up 6 to 10 tortillas and fry them up.

Substitute Jack, Cheddar, or Oaxacan cheese for the Cotija, if preferred.

Use 10 cherry tomatoes instead of a tomato, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

428 calories; protein 14.8g 30% DV; carbohydrates 24.1g 8% DV; fat 31.5g 49% DV; cholesterol 253mg 84% DV; sodium 616.3mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2018
This is a delicious version of chilaquiles. They are so savory but not overly seasoned. I reduced the amount of garlic though. I did not use two skillets. I just pushed the mixture to one side of the skillet and added the eggs on the other side slowly mixing it all together. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/03/2018
I believe more than 5 eggs were needed or a little less tortilla chips wasn't creamy enough for me. But it was still very good all I did was cook some more eggs. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/31/2018
This is a delicious version of chilaquiles. They are so savory but not overly seasoned. I reduced the amount of garlic though. I did not use two skillets. I just pushed the mixture to one side of the skillet and added the eggs on the other side slowly mixing it all together. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/03/2018
I believe more than 5 eggs were needed or a little less tortilla chips wasn't creamy enough for me. But it was still very good all I did was cook some more eggs. Read More
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