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Chilaquiles are a traditional Mexican dish that is traditionally made with corn tortillas, fried in oil until crispy. This recipe is a twist on the classic by using flour tortillas instead of corn and adding red sauce to the topping.

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How to make chilaquiles with red sauce

This Mexican chilaquiles rojos recipe makes for an amazing flavorful breakfast! If you like migas then you should definitely give this one a try. It will soon become your most requested breakfast recipe.

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This chilaquiles rojos recipe is so good and filling on its own.

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Some cooks like to add shredded chicken or serve fried eggs on top of the chilaquiles but I really feel that it isn’t necessary.

If you like salsa verde then you’ll definitely like chilaquiles verdes.

All chilaquiles needs are a few good garnishes like queso fresco and cilantro.

What are Chilaquiles Rojos?

Chilaquiles rojos or red chilaquiles are fried tortilla chips simmered in a delicious red sauce until just slightly softened.

The way the red sauce is made will vary between cooks.

I make mine with guajillo chilies, roma tomatoes, garlic and onion.

It is simple but really good and flavorful.

How to Make Chilaquiles Rojos

The first step is to make the sauce.

I used four guajillo chilies and four roma tomatoes.

Remove the seeds from the chilies.

Now bring the chilies and tomatoes to a boil over medium high heat.

Boil them for about 10 minutes.

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The skins of the tomatoes should be peeling by now.

tomatoes and guajillo chilies in a pot

Transfer the chilies and tomatoes to a blender with about 1/2 cup of water.

Add one garlic clove and 1/4 of a white onion to the blender as well.

Blend for a couple of minutes until you have a smooth sauce.

Add 2 tbs of vegetable oil to a pot over medium heat.

I used the same pot I used to boil the chilies and tomatoes. I just rinsed and dried it.

Once the oil is hot and sizzles pour in the sauce.

Season the sauce with a little salt to taste.

Then Let fry for a few minutes then reduce the heat to low and let simmer for about 10 minutes.

The next step is to make the tortilla chips.

I did not take photos of this step because I already have a post that tells you step by step exactly how to do this.

You can find it here.

Add the tortilla chips to the red sauce and let simmer for just a couple of minutes until the chips are just ever so slightly softened.

Don’t let them simmer too long or they will get soggy.

The chilaquiles are now ready to be served.

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Immediately transfer them to the serving plates to prevent them from getting soggy.

tortilla chips simmered in red sauce

Chilaquiles Rojos Recipe

Chilaquiles rojos are simply amazing!

Yes it does involve two steps (making the sauce and tortilla chips) but those steps don’t take very long at all.

Chilaquiles make an amazing breakfast or brunch.

I would even serve them as dinner for a meatless Monday.

I really hope you enjoyed this recipe.

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Thank you so much for visiting!

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Try some of my other breakfast recipes

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