Thursday, June 4, 2015

Food, Glorious Food- FINALLY!!

Food, Glorious Food- FINALLY!!

Well, I will christen this blog's first foodie post with
my very favorite dish:
I don't know what part I like more,
 the combo of the sauce and sour cream
or the tortilla strips?!!!  
This is definitely a Happy Food!!!

When we moved back to the States, we longed for the food.
 I found Rick Bayless' show on PBS and bought his cookbook
  He had the recipe in it!
I am SOOOO glad he did!!


Chipotle Chilaquiles

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    1. One 28-ounce can whole tomatoes, drained and 1/2 cup liquid reserved
    2. 2 chipotles in adobo
    3. 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    4. 1 large white onion, thinly sliced
    5. 3 garlic cloves, very finely chopped
    6. 1 1/2 cups chicken stock or low-sodium broth
    7. Salt
    8. 8 ounces tortilla chips
    9. 1 1/2 cups shredded chicken
    10. 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese or queso añejo (see Note)
    11. 1/3 cup sour cream
    12. 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro leaves


  1. In a blender, combine the tomatoes with their reserved 1/2 cup of liquid and the chipotles; blend until almost smooth.
  2. In a very large, deep skillet, heat the oil. Add two-thirds of the onion and cook over moderately high heat until browned around the edges, about 6 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Pour in the tomato puree and simmer, stirring, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the stock and boil the sauce over moderately high heat until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and remove from the heat.
  3. Gently stir the tortilla chips into the sauce, making sure they are well coated. Top with the remaining onion, the shredded chicken and the Parmesan cheese. Dollop the sour cream over the chilaquiles, sprinkle with the cilantro and serve immediately.
NOTE: I use fresh tomatoes ( Romas) and one small can of Roasted tomatoes. That gives a very fresh taste to the sauce. :P Mmm-mmm!

Make Ahead

The recipe can be prepared through Step 2 and refrigerated overnight. Reheat the chipotle-tomato sauce before proceeding.


Queso añejo is an aged Spanish white cheese that’s slightly salty.

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