A dear neighbor shared this recipe, which she used to make from scratch. My version takes a few shortcuts. —Marina Castle Kelley, Canyon Country, California
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 1/2 pound fresh chorizo or bulk spicy pork sausage
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chiles, undrained
- 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
- 4 cups tortilla chips (about 6 ounces)
- 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- Chopped fresh cilantro
- Optional toppings: Sour cream, diced avocado and sliced red onion
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef and chorizo with onion and garlic over medium heat until beef is no longer pink, 5-7 minutes; drain. Stir in both tomatoes; bring to a boil. In a greased 1-1/2-qt. or 8-in. square baking dish, layer 2 cups chips, half of the meat mixture and 1/2 cup cheese; repeat layers.
- Bake, uncovered, until cheese is melted, 12-15 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro. If desired, serve with toppings.
Health Tip: Chilaquiles are indulgent any way you fix them, but they can be lightened up: Use chorizo chicken sausage and baked chips to lop off 15g fat.
Nutrition Facts1 serving: 573 calories, 35g fat (14g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 1509mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 33g protein.
Originally published as Ramona's Mexican Chilaquilles in Simple & Delicious June/July 2017