On the hunt for today’s recipe, I stumbled across a microwave version of a dish I had never tried before, chilaquiles. For those who might not know, chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican breakfast. The base of this Chilaquiles in a Cup recipe is from thedailymeal.com, but I edited it to satisfy my likings.
Microwaved egg gets old after a while, and I found the 2 eggs the original recipe calls for to be a bit much. If you want to go for the 2-egg version, I suggest slightly increasing the amount of other ingredients.
I found this recipe to be good for working with what you have. I used coconut milk, a diced cheese stick, salsa, and lime tortilla chips, and it worked just as well. Using the original ingredients would probably have a smoother, more traditional turnout, but it is adaptable since there are so many aspects and flavors.
Coffee Cup Chilaquiles
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- Handful shredded monetary jack cheese
- Handful of crushed tortilla chips
- 3 tablespoons salsa
- Small handful of grilled chicken or beef, if desired.
- Seasoning (salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, etc)
- Optional toppings (sour cream, green onion, cilantro, spinach, etc)
In a microwave-safe mug or bowl, mix the eggs and milk together with a fork. Add shredded cheese and salsa, stir to combine. Add lightly crushed tortilla chips and meat, stir to combine. Season, mix in if desired. Microwave for 2 minutes. If not thoroughly cooked, microwave for additional 30 second increments. Add desired toppings.
I highly recommend this dish. While it takes a bit longer to put together and consists of a larger number of ingredients, it is simple and scrumptious. Make sure to watch you seasoning though, as I was definitely a little sprinkle-happy with the garlic powder. I love garlic, but there is such a thing as too much. Additionally, a flatter bowl or mug may be superior, allowing the dish to cook through more easily.