Vegetarian Chilaquiles

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If you’ve never heard of chilaquiles (pronounced chee-lah-Kee-lehs), this recipe is about to change your life. Am I being over dramatic? I don’t think so. I have loved chilaquiles since first having them in Mexico maaaaany years ago. I used to order them in restaurants constantly but I got fed up with being served a soft tortilla casserole (not chilaquiles). I quickly learned that we needed a way to make this delightful brunch dish at home. Once again, Jason is the mastermind behind this recipe and it has never failed us!

Whether you love chilaquiles or you’ve never heard of them before, you need to make this recipe. When you do, don’t forget to tag Sweet Pea Living on Facebook or Instagram and use the hashtag #sweetpealiving to share it. I would love to see how your recipe turns out for you!

Vegetarian Chilaquiles

Sweet Pea Living
A classic Mexican dish perfect for weekend brunch, made in the comfort of your own home!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 326 kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 cup poblano peppers diced
  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 20 oz green or red enchilada sauce
  • 12 oz lager beer*
  • 1 bag El Milagro tortilla chips

Garnish (Optional)

  • avocado sliced
  • cilantro leaves chopped
  • red onion sliced
  • 4-6 eggs fried
  • refried beans
  • pico de gallo


  • In a large dutch oven or pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion and poblano peppers. Mix well and stir occasionally for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and mix well. Heat for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add enchilada sauce. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add lager beer. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Allow for the alcohol to boil out of the sauce.
  • Prepare your garnishes while the sauce thickens.
  • Mix in chips and cover them with sauce. Add chips as you go to avoid breaking them as you mix.
  • Serve hot and garnish as desired. Enjoy!



* Do not use a light beer. We prefer Hamm’s!
Note: Calorie information does not include garnishes.


Sodium: 1308mgSugar: 13.1gFiber: 5.5gCholesterol: 0mgCalories: 326kcalSaturated Fat: 2gFat: 13.2gProtein: 6gCarbohydrates: 42g
Keyword Chilaquiles, Vegetarian
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