Chilaquiles in mulato chilli sauce

Chilaquiles are a traditional Mexican dish using baked or fried tortillas as the base – great for a casual gathering

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:10 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 592
  • fat 37g
  • saturates 9g
  • carbs 38g
  • sugars 2g
  • fibre 5g
  • protein 30g
  • salt 1.64g


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 4 dried mutalo chillies (buy online), soaked in 250ml/9fl oz of boiling water
  • pinch cinnamon
  • 1 clove
  • 1 slice of bread
  • 4 cooked chicken breasts, shredded (or use Quorn to make it veggie)
  • 300g bag salted tortilla chips
  • 100g cheddar, grated
  • soured cream, to serve


  1. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a small pan on a low heat. Fry the seeds, garlic and onion for a few mins. Remove the stalks from the chillies, and add another 250ml of water to the soaking liquid. In a food processor or blender, blend the chillies and liquid with the onion mix, cinnamon, clove and the bread until smooth.

  2. Heat the remaining oil in a mediumsize pan and warm the sauce, stirring non-stop until thick and glossy. Heat the grill while you layer up the tortilla chips and shredded chicken in an ovenproof dish. Pour over the sauce and scatter the cheese on. Grill until the cheese has melted and serve with soured cream.

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