Chilaquiles with Beef Chorizo and Spicy Chipotle Crema
Have you ever heard of the old saying looks can be deceiving? Well, this saying rings true for one of my all time favorite Mexican breakfast dishes. On a recent visit back to my madre’s cocina, she treated me to her delicious homemade chilaquiles. Before my pancita could give its early morning growl, there they were, served up on a cute Mexican platter. And they were so, so flavorful. When I finally made a batch of chilaquiles in my own cocina I realized that like most Mexican recipes, some of the most flavorful dishes are the easiest to recreate.
Basic chilaquile recipes call for corn tortilla chips doused in red or green salsa and topped with cheese, crema and sliced onion. I like to use freshly baked corn tortilla chips (my mom fries them) and for enhanced flavor I add sliced red onion and fresh cilantro. I like my tortilla chips to maintain a little crunch in this dish, too.
I have taken my madre’s chilaquile recipe and added my own sazón to it using Cacique® products and these new twists really kicked it up. The spicy chipotle crema adds an additional level of creamy smokiness, the queso cotija adds a hint of saltiness, and the beef chorizo makes it nice and hearty. I also recommend using a cast iron skillet when making these chilaquiles because they can be prepared ahead of time and reheated in the oven before serving.
The next time you find yourself craving the homemade flavors of Mexico, remember that you can recreate them in your very own cocina with Cacique® products.
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