Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Black Bean and Roasted Corn Chilaquiles

We are having summer here and less cooking and more outside is the only things we want, because summer is only for 3 months and rest of the 9 months we have to stay inside the house so what ever outside time we got , we use it. So that means less time in kitchen too, Just make easy and fast dishes, if possible pack it and eat it out or eat in house and go out. In summer you don't like to eat too much because of heat, fruits and smoothies are main in the diet so we lost quite a bit of unwanted fat and weight too. Because in winter we indulge in hearty food, no salads in winter but nice warm meals and in summer, because of abundant fruits and vegetables available, salads are in and have to lose weight too.  So this kind of light dishes are always welcome during summer. That much I learn living here in US. 

About this dish, its fast, its good for brunch or quick appetizer. Basically its created to use leftover or stale tortilla. Its pronounced  Chee-lah-KEE-less. Its mainly fried tortilla chips, smothered in green or red sauce with pulled chicken , beans, avocado and topped with queso fresco or monterey jack cheese. Here I twisted as per my taste with roasted corn and black beans and served it individual servings. I used baked tortilla chips but you can use corn tortilla and cut it in triangle and deep fry it or bake it. and use it. 

Ingredients :

15 or so Corn Tortilla chips
1 cup Red Sauce
1 red onion finely chopped
1 tomato finely chopped
1/2 cup roasted corn
1/2 cup Black beans
1/2 cup Monterey Jack or Queso Fresco cheese
( If you are using queso fresco which is in taste and texture where similar to Feta cheese, just crumble it on top and have it, but I used shredded Monterey Jack so I microwave the dish for 30 seconds. )
As per taste sour cream or Mexican Crema
few fresh cilantro leaves finely chopped
Few pickle jalapenos ( I didnt added in first dish but in second one I add it) 


Take your serving dish, either dip your chips in sauce or spread the sauce over chips. 

Remember it has to be soft not soggy.

Then add roasted corn , black beans, Onion, Tomato, Monterey cheese. If using shredded like me, I like mine to melt one so I melt it in microwave for 30 seconds.

After that sprinkle cilantro leaves on top and serve it immediately. 

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  1. Nice! I should imagine a pulled jackfruit version of this would also be good. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. looks yummy dear..interesting recipe with nice twist

  3. U are scaring me Linsy 3 months! I want to run away :(
    Chilaquiles looks awesome.

  4. That is so simple and with cheese; awesome. Btw, there's few adverts on your blog and blocking your post. I couldn't read your intro, hence went straight to the recipe.

  5. wonderful recipe...looks healthy..

  6. healthy refreshing recipe..nice :)

  7. This is new to me! Looks good though!
    Thanks for linking it to Healthy Diet Event!

  8. love the quick yummy snack. Good idea for a tea party.

  9. Hi Linsy!'s been long.....missed some of your tasty recipes :( .....well this one looks really refreshing!!!

  10. This looks so good. I love roasted corn.

  11. Move to Texas. The summers are horribly long here :( Great recipe by the way :)

  12. Same here, even we have 3months of summer here.. Chilaquiles looks fantastic.

  13. Very nice recipe Love to try it Linsy. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop.


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