1tspChicken Bouillonor use 1 cup Vegetable Broth for Vegan
Chile de ArbolOptional for a spicy sauce
Water to fill pot
Baked Tortilla Chips
24Corn TortillasCut into 8 triangles
Oil or Cooking Oil Spray
Salt for seasoning
Cotija or Feta Cheese Crumbles
Rojo (Red) Sauce
Place Tomatoes, Chiles, Onion, and Garlic into a sauce pot and fill with water. Cover and bring to a light boil, then simmer for about 10 minutes for the chiles to soften. For spicy version add chile de arbol to pot.
Using a slotted spoon remove ingredients from sauce pan and place in a blender with a tsp of chicken bouillon. Use Vegetable broth for Vegan. Blend until a smooth sauce forms. If sauce is too thick you can add a little water.
Baked Tortilla Chips
Cut tortillas into 8 small triangles and place them on a well greased baking sheet. I used a pastry brush, dipped it in oil, and brushed the entire sheet pan. The key to crispy baked chips is to make sure they have oil on them.
Place tortilla triangles on baking sheet, trying not to overlap, and spray the top with cooking oil spray, or brush them with oil. Bake them in a 400 degree oven for 15 min, remove and sprinkle with salt while they are hot.
Assembling the Chilaquiles
Place the blended red sauce in a skillet with a little oil and bring sauce to a light simmer. Add tortilla chips and stir to coat. If needed, place a lid on the pan to help the chips soften, but only for a minute. You don't want the chips to get too soft.
Serve immediately with some cotija or even feta cheese crumbles work, onion, and cilantro. For a complete meal, add a fried egg, refried beans, and even carne asada is a great combo!
This is for 4 big servings, about 6 tortillas per a person. If serving with other items like beans or a protein, then 3-4 tortillas per a person is enough. Leftover Sauce can be stored in the fridge for a week. You can make the chips and red sauce ahead of time, and assemble once you are ready to eat. I used about 3oz of Red sauce per a serving.To make red sauce spicy add a couple chile de arbol and boil with all the ingredients listed.