Besides my family, nothing fills my heart like traveling and flavors. When I have Chilaquiles for Brunch and Breakfast, I get transported. I travel on memory lane, and I go back to the amazing trips through Guatemala and Mexico. The added bonus is, that this Easy Delicious Chilaquiles Recipe makes me shine every time I serve them.
Chila- qué? Chila- what? Chilaquiles – /CHēləˈkēlās/: About Chilaquiles
Chilaquil is a Nahuatl word that means “in a salsa of chiles”. Coloquial Spanish in Central America uses this word to refer to a broken sombrero. Now, when you combine the two definitions, you get the heart of the dish: bits of fried tortilla ins a spicy tomato sauce topped with cheese. The first time I tried them it was while visiting Antigua, Guatemala. While visiting Guatemala and Mexico I discovered that the variations for Chilaquiles are as endless. The limit to it is your creativity! On a side note, Chilaquiles are said to be the best cure ever for hangovers.
Easy Delicious Chilaquiles Recipe
You will love making and serving this Easy Delicious Chilaquiles Recipe:
Tips on making Chilaquiles
What I have learned over the years of eating Chilaquiles is that while the tortillas can be old, everything else needs to be fresh and of the best quality you can find. That is why I never substitute my Cacique Ranchero Queso Fresco or the Cacique Crema Mexicana. Plus the fact that Cacique has been trusted for over 40 years because of its dedication to producing the highest quality authentic products.
Of course Chilaquiles can be served for lunch or dinner too. Alternatively, replace the egg in the recipe for any other protein, including beans. Sometimes I go for Cacique chorizo to add a different flavor layer to the dish.
The Joy of Chilaquiles
Part of making the Chilaquiles for us, calls for lots of taste testers helping us with “research” ensuring the flavors for this favorite dish to be at par. Not only do we share the Chilaquiles, we bring out tortillas to dig into the salsa verde while we converse and finish cooking the Chilaquiles. To encourage additional smiles when Chilaquiles are served, my secret is to offer on the table extra cilantro, jalapeños, crumbled Cacique Ranchero Queso Fresco and Cacique Crema Mexicana. Everyone likes loading up and topping off the Chilaquiles 🙂
Have you made Chilaquiles before? Did you know what the word means? Do you have a favorite Chilaquiles recipe?