So, one of the most delicious things I ate while in Sonoma were Chilaquiles. There is a huge Mexican population in Sonoma and I didn’t find many local restaurants that didn’t have a nod here or there to Mexican food. The hotel’s breakfast restaurant had several, but the Chilaquiles were my favorite.
A blend of smushy and crunchy tortilla strips, delicious red (Ranchera) sauce, cheese, fried eggs, and a topping of sliced avocado and sour cream – just wow. Here’s a picture of the Chilaquiles from Sonoma.
I decided it needed re-creation. I added a roasted cauliflower side dish that I had made a few nights before with dinner. It needed using and I didn’t see why it wouldn’t work. It was yummy. In place of the cauliflower, I’d recommend using black beans, any sauteed veggies, etc. You can’t really go wrong.
Kitchen Sink Chilaquiles
Serves 2, perhaps. 1 with a huge portion. You can do it.
1 can red (Ranchera) sauce. Or your favorite salsa or enchilada sauce.
2 Handfuls of tortilla chips. Your choice.
2 Organic eggs
1 cup shredded cheese (I used sharp cheddar. You can use any kind!)
1/2 cup filling of your choice (black beans, leftover veggies, etc)
Sliced avocado or Guacamole
1/2 cup full fat yogurt or Sour cream
Cilantro for garnish
Turn on your Broiler.
In an oven safe dish, place your chips in an even layer at the bottom, and cover with some of the ranchera sauce. Don’t drown them, but do coat them.
Place under the broiler for about 5 minutes, until the sauce is hot and has somewhat seeped into the chips. Remove from broiler.
Cook your eggs until they are ALMOST to your desired doneness.
Top your tortilla chip creation with whatever filling you want. I used the cauliflower. Top with half the cheese. Gently slide your eggs on top. Add the rest of the cheese. Pour more ranchera sauce over the top.
Place in the broiler just until the cheese is melted.
Top with sliced avocado or guacamole, chopped cilantro, and your cream. I mixed full fat yogurt with a little lime juice and salt to create a Crema. It was good. I didn’t have sour cream.