Chilaquiles with Turkey Chorizo
Made in just one pan with minimal prep, these chilaquiles became a weeknight staple in many of our community's kitchens after we first shared them in 2019. Tortillas are chopped, fried in a bit of oil, and folded in at the end of cooking to create a rustic dish that is hearty and full of flavor.
Smarts: Don't miss the leftover curtido pickled cabbage on top of the chilaquiles - it gives the dish texture and flavor contrast.
- Cabbage, red - 6 oz, thinly sliced
- Carrots - 2 oz, shredded on a box grater
- Jalapenos - 1/2, chopped
- Garlic - 1 clove, chopped
- Oregano, dried - 1/2 tsp
- Vinegar, apple cider - 1 1/2 Tbsp
- Oil, cooking - 1 1/2 Tbsp
- Chili powder - 1 tsp
- Paprika - 1 tsp
- Cumin, ground - 1 tsp
- Garlic powder - 1 tsp
- Coriander, ground - 1 tsp
- Salt - 1/2 tsp
- Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
- Turkey, ground - 1 lb
- Tortillas, corn and taco-sized - 8, chopped into 2” / 5 cm pieces
- Bell peppers, any color - 1, diced
- Onions, medium - 1/2, diced
- Limes - 1, wedges
- Green onions - 2 stalks, chopped, green and white parts combined
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
- Enchilada sauce, red (10 oz / 283 g) - 1 can (use any store-bought variety; mild or spicy)
- Stock, any type - 1/4 cup
- Sour cream - 1/3 cup (sub plain or Greek yogurt)
- Tortillas - Chop tortillas into 2” / 5 cm pieces. (Note: If time allows, leave tortillas uncovered at room temperature for a few hours and up to a day. They will hold up better during cooking if they are a bit stale.) (Can be done 1 day ahead)
- Make spice mix - Combine chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, coriander, salt, and black pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Bell peppers / Onions / Cabbage / Carrots / Jalapenos / Garlic - (Skip prepping cabbage, carrots, jalapenos, and garlic if curtido was made ahead for Monday.) Prep as directed. Combine bell peppers and onions in one container. Combine cabbage, carrots, jalapenos, and garlic in another container. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Make curtido - (Skip if made ahead for Monday.) Whisk together oregano, vinegar, and oil (portion for curtido). Add cabbage, carrots, jalapenos, and garlic. Toss everything together to combine. (It’s messy, but the easiest way to combine everything is with your hands.) (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
- Season turkey - Stir spice mix into turkey. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
- Limes / Green onions - Prep as directed.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add first part of oil (for chilaquiles) and then chopped tortillas. Cook tortillas, stirring occasionally, until lightly toasted, 5 to 6 minutes. Set aside.
- Return skillet to stovetop and increase to medium-high heat. Add second part of oil (for chilaquiles) and then bell peppers and onions. Saute until vegetables are tender, 4 to 5 minutes.
- Add turkey and saute, breaking it apart, until cooked through, 7 to 8 minutes more.
- Pour enchilada sauce and stock over turkey and stir to combine. Simmer for 1 minute to reduce slightly.
- Add tortillas back to pan and stir until tortillas are warmed through and coated in sauce.
- Give curtido a stir and season with some salt and pepper.
- Divide chilaquiles between serving bowls and top with sour cream, green onions, and curtido. Serve with lime wedges for squeezing over top. Enjoy!
With weekend prep this came together in no time! We put a fried egg on top because that’s how I like chilaquiles. Will definitely make again.2 Helpful
I love a one pot meal. This was tasty and easy to make even though I didn’t do any of the prep ahead stuff. I had it without jalapeño and it was still a little spicy but bearable. Also left off the sour cream bc I didn’t have any but would def make again.0 Helpful
Great! I added a can of diced tomatoes to increase the veggies. It was delicious and quick!0 Helpful
Love curtido!0 Helpful
Liked all the flavors and found it easy enough to put it all together, especially with having the curtido prepared in advance. Having raw cabbage 2x in the week was a little rough on my digestion though. I'm wondering if the pickling of the cabbage may take longer.0 Helpful
Loved it! Big hit!0 Helpful
Delicious and easy to make. The prep takes a while but if you do that ahead of time it's a breeze.0 Helpful