This Mexican Brunch Dish Is Popping Off On TikTok

By Charlie Colville

4 weeks ago

The best way to start the day? Chilaquiles

Brunch never goes out of fashion – and the latest dish to take the internet by storm is Mexican favourite chilaquiles. And, with over 76 million recipe posts having amassed on TikTok, we thought it was about time we gave it a try. Here’s how to make chilaquiles at home.

What Is Chilaquiles?

A traditional dish from Mexico, chilaquiles is comprised of fried tortilla chips or pieces that are lightly cooked in a flavourful sauce – usually salsa verde or salsa roja. They’re often served at breakfast or brunch, and can be topped with fried eggs, cheese (queso or cotija), crema (Mexican cream), onions, avocado, coriander and shredded meats.

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What Does It Taste Like?

Chilaquiles are described as having a bold, zesty flavour thanks to the salsa, but the toppings chosen can make the overall taste of the dish vary. Being lightly cooked in a sauce, the tortilla is usually lightly crunchy, but not to the extent of a dry chip.

Recipe: Chilaquiles

Elevate your brunch game with our take on this easy chilaquiles recipe. Enjoy!

Serves 4


  • 1 jar of salsa sauce (verde or roja)
  • 1 bag of tortilla chips, or 12 corn tortillas cut into 6 wedges
  • Oil for frying

Toppings (feel free to mix and match)

  • Cotija cheese or queso
  • Crème fraîche
  • 3/4 red onion, diced
  • 2 eggs, poached or fried
  • 1 avocado, sliced


  1. Heat up your oil in a big saucepan on a high heat. When the oil is quite hot, add the tortillas and fry until golden brown.
  2. Remove the tortillas and place them on a paper towel-covered surface to soak up the excess oil. Sprinkle some salt on the tortillas.
  3. Wipe the pan you just used and add another two tablespoons of oil. Bring to a high heat, and then add the salsa and let it cook for several minutes.
  4. Add the fried tortillas to the salsa, gently turning the pieces every so often so they are well coated. Let everything cook for a few more minutes and then remove from the heat.
  5. Alternatively, once the sauce (without the tortillas) is cooked, remove from the heat and assemble your chilaquiles with the sauce ladled on top of the tortillas, rather than mixed in.
  6. Serve your tortillas and sauce with your choice of toppings.

Featured image: Israel Albornoz, Unsplash