Chilaquiles de Paloma: Recipes in the Quarantine

Today on the Simple Cooking Cooking Show on Instagram LIVE, I teamed up with my cousin in Mexico, Paloma!

Chilaquiles is a simple recipe that uses chips (made or store bought) and a quick salsa roja (red). The chips are part soft-part crunchy. It’s a delicious brunch dish paired with eggs, beans, and cheese. Its one of the first dishes I order when I land in Mexico. I look forward to having that first big brunch meal with family. Then, the table is decorated beautifully with huevos divorciados, sopes, tostadas, pan dulce and other Mexican favorites.

You can choose to make your own chips or use some from a bag like she did. It’s a pretty simple recipe and is so delicious.

LIVE Video here: 

Chilaquiles de Paloma

(serves 1-2)


  • 1 small bag of chips (about 2 cups) 
  • 2-3 tomatoes 
  • ¼ white onion 
  • 2-3 serrano chiles (depending how spicy you like it) 
  • salt to taste 
  • a little oil 
  • queso fresco for topping 
  • cream for topping


Boil tomatoes, onion, and chiles in a little water until tomatoes open about 5 minutes. Then, blend with some of the water you boiled it in. Add a little salt and taste. .
In a large sauté pan heat a little oil, fry the salsa a couple minutes, then add your chips. Cook another 5 minutes. Then serve with egg, avocado, cheese and /or cream. It’s delicious and perfect for weekend brunch!

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