Chilaquiles with scrambled eggs is a savory dish with many incarnations. They often involve corn tortillas, salsa, and cheese. In some recipes the eggs are not scrambled but fried as a top layer over the other ingredients, in others, they are scrambled into the dish itself and then topped with both fresh or canned tomatoes. This is an easy breakfast recipe that is also a light lunch or dinner meal for those looking to vary their diet by incorporating more protein in their meals.
Chilaquiles with scrambled eggs is very delicious food
Ingredients for chilaquiles with scrambled eggs
- Canola or other neutral oil for frying [skip if not making scramble].
- chopped onion.
- Mixed Mexican (or ‘fiesta’) seasonings, such as ground cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Cooked scrambled eggs (I prefer to mix them with the vegetables).
- Chicken or vegetable stock [if making scrambled eggs instead of fried eggs].
- Corn tortillas or small flour tortillas [if making scrambled eggs instead of fried eggs]
- Tomato salsa (fresh or canned) – guacamole – sour cream, etc. as desired [optional] white cheese (cheddar is traditional) – black beans/rice/meats/etc. – Jalapenos, pickled or fresh (optional).
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Instructions for chilaquiles with scrambled eggs
- 3-4 tablespoons of oil should be heated over medium heat. Add onions and saute until they are soft and translucent, stirring often so they don’t burn.
- Add the mixed seasonings to the pan and stir until well combined (don’t burn), adding more oil if necessary.
- In a separate pan or in the microwave, warm tortillas if they are not already warm; set aside for later use or place on a plate near the stove for serving.
- Add in cooked eggs/vegetables of your choice (already cooked) to the frying pan with vegetables and seasonings
- Mix everything together until eggs start to set (about 1-2 minutes).
- Add in a few spoonfuls of stock (add more, if desired) and stir well until eggs are cooked.
- Add salsa, guacamole, sour cream, other desired toppings to the eggs and mix well.
- Warm tortillas on a dry frying pan over medium heat or in the microwave.
- Add tortillas to the frying pan, one by one until each is heated through.
- Serve and enjoy!
Serve chilaquiles with scrambled eggs
Cooking notes for chilaquiles with scrambled eggs
- Use a medium or large frying pan for this recipe, unless you are making scrambled eggs instead.
- Adjust the level of heat as desired to avoid burning the vegetables. Use medium if you prefer a soft, savory dish, and use high if you want a more crispy, crunchier dish.
- Leave out or add in diced jalapenos to add spice.
- If the frying pan dries out before you have finished cooking, add more oil as needed.
- Adjust garnishes to taste; sour cream is optional if desired (it is not traditional).
- Use shredded cheese instead of white cheese.
- You can also use guacamole instead of salsa on your eggs/toppings.
- You can also substitute corn tortillas or flour tortillas for the flour tortillas if desired, but you may need to use more stock when cooking if you are using the smaller corn tortillas (note that some varieties of corn tortillas are so thin that they resemble a soft shell taco in size and thickness).
- Experiment with different seasonings to find the one(s) you like best!
- Leftovers make for a great dish packed in individual containers for lunch or a light dinner meal.
- To freeze, pour into rigid plastic containers with a tight-fitting lid and freeze.
Some questions about chilaquiles with scrambled eggs
How can eggs be eaten for breakfast?
When you have already eaten breakfast, you might not want a full meal. Eggs are a good, light option that provides protein to keep you feeling full until lunchtime.
You can use this for breakfast
How many calories are in chilaquiles with scrambled eggs?
Chilaquiles with scrambled eggs are low in fat and calories (depending on toppings): it will only provide around 200 calories for an entire meal if you use a small corn tortilla and very low-fat toppings (such as salsa and sour cream). Use thicker cheese, chicken, or beans instead of eggs and include more oil for frying if desired; this could add up to 400+ calories.
What are some other names it could go by?
There are many ways that this dish can be called depending on the ingredients and preparation methods you use; search Google or Youtube for more variations of the name you want to choose.
Do you usually eat this dish with beans/rice/beans and rice etc. on the side?
Yes, I normally eat mine with black beans and rice, or sometimes with black beans and tortillas.
Chilaquiles with scrambled eggs provide a unique, fun dish that is healthy and has a spicy kick. It is great for a quick breakfast, lunch, or dinner when you are looking for something different. I hope you enjoyed this dish recipe! You can let me know in the comments below if you did. You can also share this with your friends on Pinterest, Facebook, or Twitter by using the “Share” button in the box under. Thanks!
Jiyeon Wilson is the author and developer of Food 4 Kitchen’s delicious recipes. She shares kitchen appliances that make cooking easier and more convenient. Also edits articles on delicious and healthy recipes.