Meat-Free Mondays – Vegetarian Chilaquiles

Posted on March 10, 2008 by Allie


While there are a glut of bad Italian restaurants in our neighborhood, there was only one good Mexican Restaurant on our side of town.  Last week, when we went to grab dinner, IT WAS CLOSED!  FOR GOOD!  I guess I’ll have to make my own chilaquiles. 

I found a great recipe for Vegetarian Chilaquiles on Emily Skinner’s website.   I don’t crush the chips when I make chilaquiles.  I make layers out of the full chips.

Make it in a glass casserole dish for  more efficient cooking.

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  1. That look sooooo good.

    March 10th, 2008 at 8:49 pm
    Comment by Rachel
  2. I have to confess, I don’t know what exactly that’s a picture of. It’s a stock photo. But that’s pretty much what chilaquiles look like when I’ve made them.

    March 10th, 2008 at 9:07 pm
    Comment by Allie
  3. Hmmm… the photo looks like lasagne, but either way, delicious.

    I never heard of chilaquiles until last September when I was in Anaheim for the Disney 1/2 marathon with a friend of mine, and he introduced me to them in a Mexican restaurant. Oh my god! They were so good! Of course, the ones we had were full of meat and probably lard.

    I’m going to try your recipe using fresh veg and dried beans instead of all the canned stuff. I wonder where I can find tortilla chips without plastic. Will have to do some research of figure out how to make my own.


    March 10th, 2008 at 10:53 pm
    Comment by Beth aka Fake Plastic Fish
  4. Hi—Allie:

    Yum. that looks like a plate of some awesome veggie lasagna. Chilaquiles is even better.


    March 11th, 2008 at 12:59 am
    Comment by Missy
  5. Beth — if it’s any easier to get tortillas plastic free, you can cut them in triangles and bake them in the oven, but I don’t know if that really opens anything up in terms of possibilities.

    I think it is lasagna.

    March 11th, 2008 at 1:43 am
    Comment by Allie
  6. Hi hi hi!!! Thanks for stopping by! This food looks awesome :) It looks like you have a lot of information – I hope you stop by to educate my readers as often as you like.

    March 11th, 2008 at 2:26 am
    Comment by Annie
  7. That looks excellent, whatever it is. Why am I staring at it and drooling? Probably because I missed my lunch and I am STARVING!

    March 11th, 2008 at 5:19 pm
    Comment by nancypearlwannabe
  8. Hi hi hi right back, Annie! Thanks for the comment!

    NPW — I’m sorry you missed your ridiculously early lunch!

    March 11th, 2008 at 9:07 pm
    Comment by Allie
  9. Hey, just last night I had a veggie chimichanga at the Mexican place down the street and it was great. I am so on this recipe!

    March 12th, 2008 at 9:11 pm
    Comment by mickey
  10. Looks like chilaquiles to me… restaurants usually don’t serve them en casserole so they look different but that is the traditional way to make them.

    Either way that recipe is just the kind of variation I was looking for

    January 16th, 2009 at 6:47 am
    Comment by strummer

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