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Red Chilaquiles

Prep Time: 15 MIN  |  Cook Time: 40 MIN  |  Servings:  |  Calories:
Prep Time
15 MIN
Cook Time
40 MIN

<p>Chilaquiles are a traditional Mexican dish made with fried tortillas drenched in red or green sauce. They are usually topped with cheese and a fried egg as a breakfast meal but other times, they are topped with chicken, pork or beef to be enjoyed any time of the day.</p>

  1. Heat approximately 1 inch vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Add tortilla triangles and fry evenly until crispy and golden; approximately 5 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to absorb excess oil. If using tortilla chips, skip this step.
  2. Bring 6 cups water to a boil over medium heat. Add dried guajillo and dried arbol peppers to water; after 2 minutes add tomatillos. When tomatillos have darkened in color, remove them from boiling water,  about 5 minutes. Turn heat off and let peppers soak for 5 more minutes.
  3. Place hydrated peppers and 1 cup broth in blender. Blend until smooth. Run blended mixture through a mesh sieve and set aside.
  4. Rinse blender container. Add 1 cup broth, garlic cloves, cumin, oregano and tomatillos. Blend until smooth.
  5. Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a large sauté pan over medium low heat. Add tomatillo mixture and cook, stirring frequently for 8 minutes. Stir in red sauce, remaining broth, epazote and salt.  Cook for 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove epazote with tongs and discard.
  6. Fold in fried tortilla triangles (or chips), coating evenly with sauce. Transfer to a serving plate. Top with Sargento® Reserve Series™ Shredded Aged Italian Blend Natural Cheese and green onion. Serve with a fried egg.

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