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Chilaquiles Mexicanos Recipe To Try

If you're asking yourself, "what are chilaquiles?" then you are searching the the wrong Mexican recipe post.

We'll take you on a guided step by step on how to make chilaquiles rojos (red chilaquiles).

If you're not down to cook chilaquiles (cocinar chilaquiles) you can always order Mexican food from Taqueria Los Jarritos in Manhattan NYC near Inwood.

How to make Chilaquiles Rojos

Chilaquiles are crispy tortilla chips that are covered in salsa and topped with cheese and Mexican crema.

The salsas most popular to cover the tortilla chips are salsa roja and salsa verde, which make Chilaquiles Rojos and Chilaquiles Verdes, respectively. How spicy the chilaquiles are will depend on how spicy you make the salsa.

At Taqueria Los Jarritos we make our chilaquiles spicy and add tons of Mexican crema.


  • Corn tortillas - Chilaquiles are better made with old tortillas than with fresh ones. You can buy pueblanita tortillas at taqueria los jarritos, which work great for this recipe

  • roma tomatoes

  • onion white or yellow

  • chiles de arbol Use more if you like it very spicy

  • garlic cloves

  • sour cream (Mexican crema)

  • knorr chicken bullion or vegetable flavor

  • Canola & avocado oil. Enough to coat the tortillas if baking or about two cups if frying.


  • In a small or medium saucepan, add two cups of water, chiles, tomatoes, onion & garlic. Over medium-high heat, bring the water to a soft boil, then lower heat to medium-low. Cook for 7 minutes or until tomatoes are soft.

Common Chilaquiles toppings:

  • Queso Fresco

  • Mexican Crema

  • Avocado

  • Sliced onions

  • Cilantro fresco

At our Mexican restaurant we can serve whatever topping you request for your chilaquiles rojos or chilaquiles verdes.

Just order from our Mexican food menu and we'll deliver to you.

Support a local Mexican restaurant business.


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