Chilaquiles can be made meatless or you can use leftovers from your roast chicken or steak dinner the night before. Add some grated cheese, fresh avocado and chopped chives or cilantro to complete the meal.
According to my non-extensive – read: lazy – research, chilaquiles were created as a way to use up stale corn tortillas but I’d call them reason enough to rush out and buy some fresh ones too. Those tortillas add crunch and flavor, and if you are grasping for a healthy attribute, I’m guessing fiber. But don’t quote me on that.
- 4 soft corn tortillas - we are not talking about chips here
- 4 eggs
- 2⅔ oz or 75g extra sharp cheddar
- Canola or other light oil
- Leftover meat – optional – shrimp, chicken, beef, pork, it’s all good. Or try refried beans!
- 1 cup or 240ml spicy tomato-based picante sauce or salsa plus extra for serving
- Optional for serving – avocado and green onions or cilantro. Some people even put sour cream.
- Cut your tortillas in triangles and beat your eggs in a small bowl. Grate your cheese and set it aside. Cut your leftover meat into bite-sized pieces, if using.Drizzle a little oil in a non-stick pan and fry the triangles until crispy. Remove and drain on some paper towels.
- In that same pan, warm your leftover meat, and then push it to the sides and add the beaten eggs in the middle.
- Stir frequently to break the eggs up into bite-sized pieces, mixing in the meat as you go. When the eggs are cooked to your satisfaction, remove them from the pan and set them aside, covered, on a plate.
- Now add the tortillas back in to the pan and pour on the picante sauce.
- Cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. You want fairly good coverage with the salsa, but keep some triangle corners dry so they are still crispy.
- Add the scrambled eggs back in and stir well.
- Top with grated cheddar and put the lid on so it melts.
- Divide onto two plates and serve with sliced avocado, if desired, and more salsa.
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