Red Chilaquiles

Gluten-Free Red Chilaquiles Recipe

I love Mexican food. It’s the cuisine I’d choose over all others if given the choice to only eat one type of food for the rest of my life. Tacos – love them. Pozole – delish. Chilaquiles – yes, please! I could have Mexican food all day long, too. Breakfast chilaquiles, in fact, are one of my favorite Sunday morning meals (I’m not much of a breakfast eater, so these end up on my plate around brunch or lunch time!). This simple Gluten-Free Red Chilaquiles Recipe is my new go-to when I’m craving chilaquiles.

Haven’t tried chilaquiles before? You’ve been missing out! It’s a little bit like nachos but cooked in sauce. You can top them with pulled chicken, refried beans, eggs, you name it! I made these with pasture-raised eggs (from Nature’s Yoke) for a breakfast spin, but you can really eat these at time of day.

Topped with cilantro, these red and green chilaquiles are quite festive for this time of year, don’t you think?

Chilaquiles Recipe

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Gluten-Free Red Chilaquiles Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 241kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 12 corn tortillas
  • Corn oil
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1½ - 2 cups gluten-free red enchilada sauce (store bought or see below)
  • 6 large eggs
  • Black pepper
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • ½ cup crumbled cotija cheese


  • Cut the tortillas into 6 wedges. Pour enough oil into a large skillet to cover by 1/8 of an inch. Heat over medium-high heat. When the oil in hot, drop the cut tortillas into the pan, working in batches so as not to over-crowd the pan. Fry until golden brown on one side, 1-2 minutes. Flip and fry on the other side until golden brown, another 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain and sprinkle with a little salt. Repeat with remaining tortillas until they are all fried. Drain off all but 1 tablespoon of oil.
  • Add the red enchilada sauce and cook for 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Whisk the eggs with ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Pour into the hot sauce and cook, stirring occasionally, until the eggs are fully incorporated into the sauce and set, about 10 minutes. Add the tortillas back into the pan and stir to make sure they are fully coated with sauce.
  • Top with the cilantro and cheese and serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Red Chilaquiles Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 174mg58%
Sodium 919mg38%
Potassium 172mg5%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 915IU18%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 128mg13%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Red Enchilada Sauce Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Condiment/Sauce
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 3 dried ancho chili peppers
  • 2 cloves garlic , peeled and smashed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves


  • Remove the stems and seeds from the chilies. (Be careful not to touch your eyes when working with chilies.) Place the chilies in a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the chilies from the soaking water, reserving the water. Place the chilies, garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, and cloves in a blender. Add 1 ½ cups of the soaking water and blend for two minutes until the sauce is completely smooth.
  • Can be used immediately or stored in a covered glass container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Reheat before using.

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  1. Maggie
    December 18, 2019

    YUM! I’m the same. I could eat Mexican food all day every day! This dish sounds delicious Carol!

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