Everyone has that one dish they always look for on a menu. Mine (especially at brunch) is chilaquiles. Turns out they’re super easy to make at home (say with some homemade turkey chorizo). Short on time? Use high quality tortilla chips instead of baking your own.

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5 from 5 votes


Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Jim


  • 12 corn torillas
  • 1 Onion
  • 14 ounces crushed tomatoes *
  • 1 jalapeno *
  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo *
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced *
  • 1 cup chicken stock *
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder *
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato Paste *
  • 1 teaspoon oregano *
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/2 cup pickled jalapenos
  • 4 eggs (optional, but encouraged)
  • 1 pound chorizo (optional, turkey chorizo linked above recommended)


  • Preheat oven to 425 deg f. Stack and cut the corn tortillas into quarters. Place on baking sheet and lightly coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and bake until crisp, about 8 minutes.
  • As tortillas cook, dice onion/jalapeno/chipotle and mince garlic. Reserve a bit of onion for garnish, and with a bit of saute oil over medium heat, cook onion, jalapeno, chipotle, tomato paste, garlic, and chili powder together for 5 minutes. Add in oregano, tomatoes, salt, and stock, simmer on low for at least 5 more minutes (though the longer it simmers the better it is).
  • In cast iron skillet, layer tortillas and sauce. Top with cheese and place in the oven for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Now would be a good time to cook optional eggs, chorizo, slice avocado, and chop cilantro.
  • Once tortillas are cooked and cheese is melted, remove and top with onion, cilantro, pickled jalapenos, avocado, and optional chorizo/eggs.


*Alternatively, you could use a really really great tomato based salsa for the starred ingredients to save some time. I'll never tell.


Serving: 4People

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