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Chilaquiles and Eggs

Photo: Oxmoor House
Hands-on time 27 mins
Total time 27 mins
Yield Serves 6
Do you sometimes forget to chip-clip your bag of tortilla chips after snacking? Yes? Then you'll love our chilaquiles! Chilaquiles is a delicious Mexican dish that usually includes tortillas. We use stale tortilla chips instead--that way, you can say you left that bag open on purpose. A tip: If you're making this for dinner, use shredded chicken instead of eggs. Save a little extra tomato for more color in the garnish.


  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded
  • 1 cup organic vegetable broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 4 cups tortilla chips (about 40 chips)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro

Nutrition Information

  • calories 312
  • fat 19.6 g
  • satfat 4.1 g
  • monofat 9 g
  • polyfat 6.1 g
  • protein 10 g
  • carbohydrate 26 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • cholesterol 186 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 394 mg
  • calcium 89 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place tomatoes and jalapeños in a blender. Add broth, salt, and garlic. Cover and process on high speed for 1 minute or until smooth; set aside.

  2. Heat a 12-inch sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add onion; sauté 2 minutes or until just tender, stirring occasionally. Add tomato mixture to pan. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, and continue to simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Add chips to pan, and stir to coat with tomato mixture. Crack eggs, 1 at a time, over chips, evenly spacing them in a circle inside pan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until eggs are set but still runny in the centers. Remove pan from heat. Arrange avocado slices over eggs. Top with dollops of sour cream and a sprinkle of cilantro. Serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

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