Sunday, September 5, 2010

Breakfast Chilaquiles

Ahh, a holiday weekend which means one thing for me... I will have at least one good breakfast, I like the early morning time to poke around the kitchen.  Normally I get to work by 6:00 am add to that my hour commute and I don't have a lot of time to make breakfast before I leave.  Granted, at work I can pick a bit of bacon, get an omelet made for me or just have a bagel with cream cheese but all of those loose something when eaten at my desk with the constant chance of interruption...

"Bryan, there is a lady out front that wants to talk to you because we ran out of cream."
"Couldn't you get some?"
"Oh, I got her cream... she wants to yell at you for making her wait."

Kinda kills the enjoyable breakfast experience.  Today, however I had the chance to enjoy breakfast all around.  The Kiddos were watching Batman (with Batgirl in it) and Camp Rock while I made breakfast Chilaquiles.  This one is really good!  The ingredients for each:
A few tortilla chips
4 oz of Chorizo 
2 Eggs
Shredded Fontina and Cheddar cheese. (why those cheeses? it is what I had, use your favorite)

Nothing is really measured here, it all goes into a small casserole dish, so if it doesn't fit you have too much of something.  Preheat oven to 350 while you cook the chorizo, once that is done build it in your dish(s) start with a few tortilla chips then chorizo then crack the eggs on top.  Being careful not to break the yolks add the salsa then the cheese.  Put it in the oven for about 20-25 minutes, I like my eggs kind of soft, I don't know how to judge this you just have to use that psychic feel.  This one came out just right the perfect mix of flavors with the soft baked eggs and the melted cheese.

Wow, there is just no way to make raw eggs look good, I just wanted to give you a feel for the assembly.


  1. PERFECT breakfast; so delicious and protein rich>

  2. I've always made chilaquiles on the stovetop--I can't wait to try this easier method! Looks delish!

  3. So glad you were able to enjoy breakfast because that is what weekends are for! I am always a fan of eggs to start my day, and this looks like a wonderful new way for me to use my favorite protein. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Ohh I'm making these this weekend, right up my alley. What type of salsa? I can't pick it in your photo..... so, so good!

  5. The salsa was just a tomato, corn and black bean salsa that I picked up at the grocery store... not sure of the brand but pick your fave.

  6. Looks delicious--and we are having some nice, cool days to go along with a warm breakfast. Love it!!


  7. Love this breakfast, Bryan! Fontina is a super melting cheese, too. I don't take time to fuss over breakfast much, but will love making this when next I have guests.

  8. This recipe is right up my alley - yummy eggs, cheese, chorizo - fabulous! I look forward to trying it in the near future. I am happy to have found your blog & just signed up to follow - you! Stop by and visit sometime at Looking forward to your next post:)

  9. Yum! I love breakfasts like that, and like you seem to not get breakfasts too often. I generally whip up a smoothie and sip it through my first couple of classes. You can't go wrong with chorizo for breakfast!