Thursday, July 25, 2013

Chilaquiles - guest post

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Author Bio:  Brittany writes on behalf of Wolf Brand Chili.  For more easy summer grilling and family dinner ideas, visit www.wolfbrandchili.com
Chilaquiles Recipe| Spatulas on Parade
Staring at the menu of one of my favorite local restaurants, I saw a peculiar looking dish which a name I could barely pronounce that seemed a little heavy for brunch; so I ordered it. It was called “Chilaquiles” and it immediately became one of my favorite foods. Chilaquiles are a traditional Mexican dish that can actually be served for any meal. It’s a hearty and savory mix of chili, cheese, tortilla chips and chorizo. The best part is that it’s fairly easy to make at home.  So whether you want to impress guests with spicy and delicious recipe, or you just want to treat your family to a yummy weekend brunch, this is a great recipe to try.
Ingredients:
No-Stick Cooking Spray
1 can  of no bean chili
1 can of seasoned beans, undrained
3 cups yellow tortilla chips (about 35 chips)
1 can  of diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained
10 ounces crumbled queso fresco cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 cup of chorizo, broken up into small pieces (optional)

Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray 2-quart deep baking dish with cooking spray.
2.  Cook the chili, beans, and chorizo in a large saucepan over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, or until hot.  Add the tortilla chips and stir to combine.
3. Layer 1/3 each of chili mixture, drained tomatoes and cheese in baking dish. Repeat layers twice, ending with a layer of queso fresco. You can sprinkle a few tortilla chips on top as well.
4. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot.
** If you’re serving this as a breakfast dish, serve the Chilaquiles with a poached or scrambled egg to complete the meal. Enjoy!
Author Bio:  Brittany writes on behalf of Wolf Brand Chili.  For more easy summer grilling and family dinner ideas, visit www.wolfbrandchili.com


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