This is my favorite post-taco-night meal. It utilizes all of the leftover goodness in the best possible way. Since it’s a classic Mexican dish, there are numerous versions of it. My version takes everything still remaining from Chile & Beer Braised Pork Tacos and turns it into the perfect hangover cure/breakfast.


  • Tortillas, preferably stale, cut into 6 pieces
  • Oil
  • Eggs
  • 2 cups of your favorite salsa
  • 1/2 a small onion, chopped (optional)
  • 2 tbs garlic, chopped (optional)
  • Pulled pork (see this recipe) or chicken or neither
  • Cilantro
  • Avocado
  • Lime
  • Cotija cheese
  1. Coat the bottom of a large pan with corn/canola oil and heat
  2. Place the tortilla slices in a single layer in the oil and pan fry until crispy, turning once
  3. Remove the tortillas to a plate with paper towels and salt
  4. Repeat until you have enough fried tortillas to feed the people you’ll need to feed
  5. Wipe any remaining oil and tortilla pieces out of the pan
  6. Add enough oil to coat and cook the onion until soft; add the garlic and cook an additional 3 minutes, stirring frequently
  7. Pour in the salsa and warm up
  8. While the salsa warms, gently fry or poach 2 eggs per person
  9. Add the pulled pork (or chicken) and cook until warmed through
  10. Add the fried tortillas and gently turn to coat in the salsa
  11. Place a serving on each plate and top with the egg
  12. Garnish with avocado, cotija cheese, lime, cilantro, or anything your heart may desire
And there it is.. a fantastic, easy to make breakfast that will make the most of those taco left overs. Quite the delightful way to start the day, if I may say so, particularly when paired with a tequila bloody mary.

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One response to “Chilaquiles

  1. Great recipe! Everytime I go to Austin I can never find decent Chilaquiles anywhere. This is a classic mexican remedy for the hang over.
    I prefer them with a different kind of cheese, something more stringy that can melt in an oozing blob over the chips :9

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