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Chilaquiles with Eggs and Homemade Enchilada Sauce

By The GreenPan Kitchen Team

Get a jumpstart on your Cinco de Mayo celebration with our take on a classic breakfast favorite—chilaquiles. We coat crisp tortillas in homemade ancho chile sauce, then layer with two kinds of cheese, and broil to melty perfection. Add sunny-side-up eggs and perhaps a splash of tabasco, and spice up any morning.

Chilaquiles with Eggs and Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Yields: 4 servings

Time: 20 minutes prep, 10 minutes cooking, 25 minutes total



For the enchilada sauce

  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 4 dried Ancho chiles, stemmed and seeded
  • 3/4 sweet onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt


For the chilaquiles

  • 2 tablespoons canola or other neutral oil
  • 1 1/2 cups homemade enchilada sauce (or use your favorite store-bought variety)
  • 2 cups tortilla chips (about 30 large chips)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 to 3 radishes, thinly sliced


For serving

  • Lime wedges
  • Sour cream
  • Crumbled queso fresco



  1. Prepare to cook —Preheat broiler.
  2. Make the enchilada sauce —Add hot water and chiles to a blender and let sit until softened, about 10 minutes. Add in onion, tomatoes, garlic, honey, and salt, then blend on high until smooth. Set aside or store in fridge if making ahead.
  3. Assemble the chilaquiles—In a large bowl, toss chips with 1 cup sauce to coat evenly. Place half the chips in a large ovenproof skillet. Sprinkle half the queso fresco and Monterey Jack over chips. Top with remaining chips and another layer of cheeses. Pour 1/2 cup sauce over the top.
  4. Cook the chilaquiles—Place skillet under the broiler until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, fry the eggs —Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium low heat until shimmering. Crack eggs into skillet and fry until whites are set but yolks are still runny, about 4 minutes. Remove pan from heat and set aside.
  6. Finish and serve—Place fried eggs on top of chilaquiles and garnish with red onion, avocado, cilantro, and radishes. Serve chilaquiles straight from the skillet (no need for fancy platters) along with a side of lime wedges and sour cream.



A Good Egg—Not into sunny side up? No worries! Make them over easy, poached, or scrambled. Or simply skip the eggs altogether if that’s how you roll.

DIY Tortilla Chips—Cut about 8 6-inch corn tortillas into quarters and fry, bake, or microwave (yes, it’s possible!) till crisp. 

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