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Author Notes: Serve with a salad and michelada. —mdm
- 10 small corn tortillas
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 1 14.5-ounce can of diced tomatoes with green chiles (I use mild, then add hot sauce before eating)
- 1 15.5-ounce can of black beans (I use Goya low sodium)
- 1 cup chicken broth (any kind of broth will do, as will water in a pinch)
- 1.2 teaspoons cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1.5 cups shredded cheese. Can be any combination of Mexican queso, jack, cheddar
- 4-6 eggs
- salt to taste
- garnish possibilities: cilantro, radishes, red onion, avocado, lime wedges, crumbled cheese, hot sauce, salsa
- Pre-heat oven to 300. Cut tortillas into strips, toss or spray with a bit of canola oil and salt. When the oven is ready, toast them in the oven until mostly crispy. If you want to skip this step entirely, use store-bought Mexican tortilla chips!
- In a cast iron skillet/pan, heat a tablespoon of oil, then fry the onion until browned.
- Add the tomatoes, beans, broth, cumin, and oregano. Add salt to taste. Cook to a rolling boil, about 10 minutes. May want to add more broth or water to make sure it's not too dry. Instead of a canned tomatoes, you can use fresh salsa, or a combination of fresh tomatoes/chiles/garlic.
- Turn off heat, stir in 1 cup of cheese. Layer the crispy tortilla strips on top, nestling them into the mixture. Add the rest of the cheese.
- Cover the pan with foil and put in oven for 8-10 minutes. If it's really juicy I'll take the foil off after 5 minutes. If you are not using a cast iron, transfer the bean/tomato mixture to a baking dish before adding the cheese and tortilla strips.
- While the chilaquiles are cooking in the oven, fry 4-6 eggs, either sunny side up or over easy. You can always leave off the eggs, if that's not your thing. Instead fry up shredded chicken, pork, or tofu with some spices.
- Take the chilaquiles out of the oven, add the eggs on top, salt and pepper to taste, and serve!
- Add some or none of the following to garnish: cilantro, thinly sliced radishes, thinly sliced red onions, diced avocado, lime wedges, crumbled cheese, and lots of hot sauce. Tapatia is an old favorite for me.