Best Ever Chilaquiles (recipe)

Chilaquiles, a traditional Mexican hangover cure, is a truly flexible dish easy to throw together for an impromptu brunch or dinner after a busy day. This recipe originally was clipped out of the San Francisco Chronicle in 2003, and every time I find a fresh bunch of chard in my Two Small Farms vegetable box, I have the urge to pull this dish together.

Chilaquiles Casserole
Chilaquiles Casserole

Chilaquiles Casserole

  • 10 corn tortillas (you can also use 4 burrito-sized flour tortillas. I like corn better)
  • 1 bunch chard or other greens
  • 1 1/3 cups black beans, or refried beans (mix with 1/2 cup boiling water if too thick)
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups tomato salsa
  • 1 3/4 cups shredded cheese (Monterey Jack, Sharp Cheddar, Cotija)

Preheat oven to 350F. Bring large pot of water to boil.

Toast the tortillas directly on the oven rack or on a baking sheet, until toasted, about 5 minutes, turning half-way through. Remove from oven, tear into large pieces.

Pull the chard leaves from the stem, discard stem. Boil until tender, about 3 minutes. Drain well and set aside.

Lightly beat eggs with milk in a bowl; set aside.

To assemble: In a 9×13 dish, spread 1/2 cup of the salsa. Add a layer of half of the tortilla pieces.

Add half the egg mixture, and spread half of the greens on top. Spoon half of the beans, 3/4 cup of the salsa and 3/4 cup of the cheese.

Repeat those layers, starting with tortillas and ending with cheese.

Cover with foil and bake 30-35 minutes until set. Uncover, increase oven to 425F, and bake until brown and bubbly, about 10-12 minutes longer.

Serve hot. Also makes great leftovers.

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Print Friendly
This entry was posted in Breakfast, Casserole and Hot Dishes, Chard/Kale/Other, Recipes, Vegetables, Vegetarian. Bookmark the permalink. Comments are closed, but you can leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

One Trackback

  1. [...] Chilaquiles, Blue Jean Gourmet Chicken Chilaquiles, Dianasaur Dishes !Chilaquiles!, Endless Summer Easy Chilaquiles, Kitchen Gadget Girl Black Bean and Zucchini Chilaquiles, Eat Me Delicious Red Chile and Chorizo [...]

  • Posts about…

  • Subscribe
  • (Sometimes) Daily Photo

    • photo from Tumblr

      This might be the best shake I have ever tasted. Chocolate shake with caramel pudding and toffee cookie. Yum!

  • Clever Girls Collective

  • Recent Posts

  • Gudrun's To-Read Bookshelf

    Winger
    tagged: ya and to-read
    Gilead
    tagged: to-read
    A Corner of White
    tagged: to-read and ya
    Feeling Sorry for Celia
    tagged: to-read and ya

    goodreads.com
  • 2014 Reading Challenge

    2014 Reading Challenge
    Gudrun has read 3 books toward her goal of 60 books.
    hide
  • © Gudrun Enger, Kitchen Gadget Girl and Food in the Kitchen, 2008-2013. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Gudrun Enger and Kitchen Gadget Girl with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Featuring Recent Posts WordPress Widget development by YD