Mushroom Chilaquiles

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Serving chilaquiles for breakfast or brunch is a cost-effective way to make use of leftover tortilla chips.


10 1/2-lb. canned whole tomatoes, drained, liquid reserved
12 chipotles canned in adobo sauce
1 cup vegetable oil, divided
36 oz. thinly sliced white onion, divided
9 cups vegetable stock
18 oz. fresh button mushrooms, thinly sliced
6 oz. bell pepper, thinly sliced
3 lb. tortilla chips
12 oz. pepper Jack cheese, grated
48 eggs
2 cups sour cream
1 1/2 cups finely chopped fresh cilantro


  1. In large blender container, combine tomatoes with 3 cups reserved juice and chipotles. Blend until smooth.
  2. In a very large, deep pot over med.-high heat, heat about half the oil. Add about two-thirds the onion slices and sauté until brown around the edges. Pour in tomato puree; simmer until slightly thickened.
  3. Stir in stock; bring to a boil. Cook until slightly thickened. Season with salt to taste; remove from heat. Let cool and refrigerate.
  4. In large sauté pan, heat remaining oil. Add mushrooms and bell peppers; cook until slightly browned. Season with salt and remove from heat. Let cool and refrigerate.
  5. For each serving, to order: In small skillet, reheat 1 cup tomato sauce over low heat. Stir in 2 oz. tortilla chips, making sure they are well coated. Top with 1/4 cup mushroom mixture and 2 tbsp. cheese. Place pan in oven to melt cheese while you prepare eggs.
  6. Cook eggs any style, then plate them. Top with tomato sauce mixture. Garnish with sour cream, some of remaining onion slices and cilantro.
Source: Chef Debbie Sharpe, Feast Restaurant + Bar, Chicago, IL, The Mushroom Council

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