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Tip

If you can’t find queso fresco, use cotija, feta, or mild cheddar.

Chilaquiles Verdes

Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner, these chilaquiles are easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser.

Serves 4

16 ounces green salsa (homemade or Herdez brand)

8 ounces water

1 pound tortilla chips (made from real tortillas, not regular chips)

1 14-ounce can refried black beans

sour cream or Mexican crema, to taste

queso fresco, to taste

1 avocado, thinly sliced

½ small red onion, finely diced or thinly sliced

½ cup fresh cilantro leaves

sea salt

olive oil

1. In a large sauté pan, combine the green salsa and 8 ounces of water and bring to a simmer over medium high heat.

2. When the mixture reaches a strong simmer, add tortilla chips, stirring lightly to coat for 1 minute.

3. Meanwhile, heat up the refried black beans.

4. Spread the black beans in the bottom of four plates or shallow bowls, and top with tortilla chips and green salsa.

5. Garnish with crema, crumbled queso fresco, avocado, red onion, and cilantro.

6. Add a sprinkle of sea salt and a dash of olive oil and serve.

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