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Prep 2 hrs
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I think that's the name, or you can call it "a bomb". This is NO healthy food, or vegan. It was my favorite dish from a restaurant called Potzolcalli, sadly (not for my arteries :P) they no longer have it on the menu. You can buy tortilla chips and save a lot of time, but I prefer the long way.
- 20 corn tortillas
- oil (canola or similar, not olive)
- 1 lb fresh tomato
- 1 green chili pepper ("chile de arbol")
- 1⁄4 onion, slices (save some for topping if you want)
- 1 tablespoon chicken stock powder (or more if you want more salt in your dish)
- 3 potatoes, sliced, boiled
- 1 piece chorizo sausage, fried, diced (best if isn't really spicy)
- 5 slices bacon, fried, diced
- 5 slices ham, diced
- 3 tablespoons sour cream, for topping
- 5 slices cheese, for topping (any melting type would do, I use "manchego")
- Fry the tortillas in a frying pan ('till they look brown-ish and stiff but not burn) and separate (you can drain the oil and press with paper towels).
- Combine the tomatoes with the chili pepper and onion in a blender (completely ground).
- Put this mix in a pot (big enough for the tortillas to fit as well), along with just a little bit of oil, and the chicken stock powder, with medium heat, mix with a spoon to dissolve the powder and wait to this "sauce" to change color (from a bright red -still raw- to a more pale red -yay, it's done!-).
- Crush the tortillas into big chunks and toss them in the pot, do not stir, let it cook for 5 minutes or so, in low heat.
- To this point you have red chilaquiles (or Chilaquiles Rojos ), normally you just add slices of onion, cream and cheese and that's it, but we're going for the hardcore version :) so, stir a little, just to check the sauce dip all the tortillas.
- Toss the potatoes, chorizo, bacon and ham on top of the chilaquiles, then the sour cream and finally the cheese (you can put all this in the oven for 5 minutes if you want to melt the cheese or let the chilaquiles do the work).