Saturday, April 10, 2010

I really just Love Mexican Food :)

A few weeks ago, I went to my favorite Mexican Restaurant, La Camelia, with my mom. I have tried ALMOST everything on their menu, but my mom managed to order something new! She ordered Chilaquiles. I snagged a bite and it was delicious! So, I set out in my quest to try and copy her lunch.
This week I went shopping at Sam's Club and encountered a wonderful deal on Queso Fresco, but vowed only to buy it if I could find lots of new ways to use it. I present to you, my "Fake-Out" Chilaquiles!!
Now, If you have made Ken's Simple Carnitas before, you know the meat is addicting! I have made the recipe about 5 times now and almost always have a container of shredded pork in my freezer. So, this is another way for all you other SimpleCarnitas addicts to use up some of your pork! And for all you talented and authentic Mexican cooks, I am not claiming this to be authentic, but it does taste pretty darn close :)

First, gather your ingredients.
You will need:
Fresh or store bought tortilla chips
Fresh or store bought Salsa Verde or Green Enchilada sauce
Shredded pork, chicken, or beef
Queso Fresco

Add about 1 cup of green enchilada sauce to a skillet- this is for one serving. Over medium heat, warm the enchilada sauce and about 1/2 cup of shredded meat. 

Once the sauce is warm, add a large handful of tortilla chips. You want to cook the chips in the sauce until they are soft and have absorbed most of the liquid.

Transfer to a bowl and top with crumbles of Queso Fresco. Simple and delicious!! No one will ever suspect you used leftovers and made such an easy meal!

Now- I understand that Chilaquiles are commonly a breakfast item in Mexico, but for me, a wonderfully fast dinner. Enjoy!


  1. I love me some Mexican food too. Luckily I live in San Diego and we have many authentic places around. Our favorite snack is the tri-colored flax seed torilla chips from Trader Joes and salsa.

  2. I have yet to try Ken's Carnitas, but it is on my list of recipes to make soon. Soggy tortilla chips actually sound pretty good! I have never heard of queso fresco, but I will be on the look out for it now.

  3. Too funny- I totally didn't think this would show up in my blog feed! I wrote it back in April and forgot to post it...found it tonight!
    MSC- We have one totally crazy good Mexican restaurant near by...we are regulars there!
    Dianne- You MUST try the of my all time favorite AR recipes. Queso Fresco is very light...kind of light Feta without the bite.