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 Anyone from Mexico? I need Chilaquiles!

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  • Location: Dallas, TX
Anyone from Mexico? I need Chilaquiles! Fri, 02/11/05 2:36 PM (permalink)
I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find Chilaquiles like you would find in Mexico (Monterrey, for example) in Austin, TX. I also go to Dallas frequently as well. I ask and nobody knows here what they are, or they bring me something that are like sopes or migas you might eat for breakfast. I want some good old fashioned chilaquiles verdes con pollo like you could find in Mexico at any VIPS or Sanborns or in a home. Can anyone help? Thank you in advance.

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    RE: Anyone from Mexico? I need Chilaquiles! Mon, 02/14/05 1:45 PM (permalink)
    Check Rick Bayless' cookbook, "Mexico, One Plate at a Time" for his recipe for chilaquiles. It was my unerstanding that they could be made many different ways, that they were something made of little bits of leftover this and that. Bayless describes it as a tortilla casserole or like a lasagna but I had it once as a fried crisp of tortilla, cheese and beans.

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      • Location: Alum Creek, WV
      RE: Anyone from Mexico? I need Chilaquiles! Mon, 02/14/05 1:54 PM (permalink)
      I thought it was just pieces of corn tortilla mixed up with whatever in a soupy base.

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        RE: Anyone from Mexico? I need Chilaquiles! Mon, 02/14/05 2:18 PM (permalink)
        I am and I have found the most wonderful restaurant called Cha-Cha's in San Antonia, Texas that serves Green Chili Chilaquiles. It is a chicken tortilla Mexican casserole with salsa verde & Chihuahua cheese.

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          RE: Anyone from Mexico? I need Chilaquiles! Mon, 02/14/05 2:21 PM (permalink)
          Green Chilaquiles

          2 Whole chicken breasts, split salt and freshly ground black pepper
          2 cups chicken stock
          3 1/2 cups Tomatillo Salsa
          1/2 cup of heavy cream
          1 onion, diced paper-thin
          1/2 cup Vegetable oil
          12 day old Corn Tortillas
          1 cup grated manchego cheese
          1 cup grated panela cheese
          1/2 cup grated anejo cheese


          Recipe Instructions:

          Season the chicken all over with salt and pepper. Bring the chicken stock to a boil in a large saucepan. Place the breast in the stock, reduce the heat to moderate, cover and cook until the meat is tender, about 15 minutes. Set aside to cool in the stock. When cool, remove the skin and bones and shred the meat into bite-sized pieces. Strain and reserve the stock for another use.In a large mixing bowl, combine the fresh tomatillo salsa, heavy cream, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, the onion and shredded chicken pieces.Heat the vegetable oil in a medium skillet over medium-low heat. Cook the tortillas just about 5 seconds per side to soften, and then transfer to a large colander to drain.Preheat the oven to 350 F. Butter a 4-quart casserole or 6 to 8 individual casseroles ( or use small soup bowls ).Combine the cheeeses in a mixing bowl.To assemble the chilaquiles, spread a thin layer of the cheese mixture over the bottom of the baking dish. Push the solids in the bowl of chicken and tomatillo sauce to the side so the liquids form a pool in the bottom. Dip all the softened tortillas in the pool to moisten. Layer one third of the moist tortillas over the cheese and top with half of the chicken mixture with its sauce. Sprinkle half of the remaining cheese over the chicken . Repeat the layers, ending with a layer of tortillas on top. Cover tightly with aluminum foil.Bake 30 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown. Let sit for 10 minutes before slicing and serving or unmolding.

          Enjoy this delicious chilaquiles Mexican food recipe!

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            RE: Anyone from Mexico? I need Chilaquiles! Mon, 02/14/05 2:41 PM (permalink)


            6 Eggs
            4 Corn tortillas
            2 Avocados
            2 Tomatoes
            4 tbsp Lime juice
            4 tsp Olive oil
            Salt and pepper to taste
            2 tbsp Butter or margarine
            2 Onions; finely diced
            1 cup Cooked beef, chicken or pork
            - (diced or shredded)
            1 tsp Chili powder
            1/2 tsp Ground cumin

            Break the eggs in a mixing bowl
            and beat them lightly.
            Cut the tortillas
            into eighths and add to the eggs.
            Let sit 15 minutes.
            Cut the avocados in
            half from tip to stem,
            and remove the pit.
            Using a paring knife, slice the
            flesh in each half from tip to stem
            in 1/2-inch slices without cutting
            through skin.
            Using a large spoon, scoop the flesh
            out of the skin in 1 piece.
            Lay cut side down on each plate
            and fan out the slices.
            Cut the tomatoes into slices
            and lay slices next to the avocado.
            Drizzle with lime juice and oil,
            and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
            Heat the butter in a large skillet
            over medium heat and add the onion,
            chili powder and cumin.
            Cook, stirring occasionally,
            5 minutes.
            Add meat; cook just until warmed.


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              RE: Anyone from Mexico? I need Chilaquiles! Tue, 02/15/05 11:44 AM (permalink)
              Thank you both for a couple great looking recipes. Can't wait to try them . . especially the eggs! Mmmmm mmmm breakfast in Mexico DF!

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                  RE: Anyone from Mexico? I need Chilaquiles! Tue, 10/3/06 9:04 AM (permalink)
                  Mmmm,my tongue is hanging out and I'm drooling right now.Skylar,Where in San Antonio is Cha-Cha's?
                  I have heard of it before,but never been there.Have to check it out.

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                    • Location: Broken Arrow, OK
                    RE: Anyone from Mexico? I need Chilaquiles! Sat, 10/7/06 2:53 PM (permalink)
                    Here is a pictoral for chilaquiles.

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