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Chilaquiles With Andrea Mares

Chilaquiles with Andrea Mares is a traditional Mexican breakfast dish, made with crispy tortilla chips, tangy tomatillo sauce, and topped with queso fresco and avocado.

Tasty Team
91% would make again
Chilaquiles With Andrea Mares


for 4 servings

  • 3 guajillo chiles, stems removed and seeded
  • 2 ancho chilies, stems removed and seeded
  • 3 chiles de árbol, stems removed and seeded
  • 1 tomato, halved
  • 3 cups water (720 mL)
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • salt, to taste
  • 16 corn tortillas, cut into triangles
  • canola oil, for frying
  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ cup queso fresco (55 g), crumbled, for serving
  • ¼ cup red onion (35 g), diced, for serving
  • 1 avocado, sliced, for serving
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped, for serving

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 579
  • Fat 29g
  • Carbs 61g
  • Fiber 13g
  • Sugar 5g
  • Protein 22g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a small pot, combine the guajillos, anchos, chiles de árbol, halved tomato, and water. Bring to a boil over [level] heat. Cover cover and cook for 10 minutes, or until the peppers are rehydrated and softened.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the peppers and tomato to a blender. Add the onion, garlic, salt, and about ½ cup (60 g) of the pepper cooking liquid. Blend until smooth, adding more liquid as needed if the sauce is too thick.
  3. Cut the corn tortillas into triangles. Add to a cast iron with around 2 cups (480 ml) of heated oil.
  4. Fry the tortilla triangles until golden and crispy. Leaving the chips in the pan, remove all but 2 tablespoons of the hot oil.
  5. Add the eggs to the pan and stir around with the chips. Once the eggs are almost set, pour in the chile sauce and stir until well-combined.
  6. Top the chilaquiles with queso fresco, red onion, avocado, and cilantro.
  7. Serve immediately.
  8. Enjoy!
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Chilaquiles With Andrea Mares