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Chilaquiles with Bacon

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.

Makes

6 servings

In Mexico and throughout the Southwest, chilaquiles are typically made for brunch using tortillas and any leftovers from the previous day's dinner. I love to bring this chilaquiles recipe to family brunches as it gives the traditional eggs-and-bacon dish a unique twist. The empty pan proves that it's a family brunch favorite! —Naylet LaRochelle, Miami, Florida
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Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups salsa
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 package (9 ounces) tortilla chips
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped fresh spinach
  • 2 cups shredded taco cheese blend or Mexican cheese blend
  • 12 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup crumbled Cotija or feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • Sliced avocado, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, combine salsa and sour cream. Arrange half the tortilla chips in a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Layer with half the salsa mixture, all of the spinach, half the shredded cheese and half the bacon. Top with remaining tortilla chips, salsa mixture, shredded cheese and bacon.
  2. Bake, until dish is heated through and cheese is melted, 20-25 minutes. Meanwhile, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Break eggs, 1 at a time, into pan; reduce heat to low. Cook until whites are set and yolks begin to thicken, turning once if desired.
  3. Top chilaquiles with cooked eggs, Cotija cheese, cilantro and, if desired, avocado.

Chilaquiles with Bacon Tips

How do you store chilaquiles with bacon?

Chilaquiles are best enjoyed shortly after cooking, but you can store chilaquiles covered in the refrigerator for up to two days.

How can you make this chilaquiles recipe diet-friendly?

It’s easy to make chilaquiles that fit your dietary needs. Make this chilaquiles recipe diet-friendly by replacing the sour cream and cheese with their less-fat counterparts, and by swapping out the bacon for turkey bacon. Looking for a meat-free dish? Simply leave out the bacon. You can also add roasted veggies or omit the egg if you like.

Can you use homemade tortilla chips for this chilaquiles recipe?

When it comes to customizing chilaquiles, the options are limitless. Homemade chips are a great way to personalize any chilaquiles recipe (we think chips are the secret to making the best-ever chilaquiles!). Try our homemade tortilla chips recipe and see how you like it!

Mark Hagen, Taste of Home Executive Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 623 calories, 38g fat (15g saturated fat), 247mg cholesterol, 1426mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.

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