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Camping Chilaquiles

Enjoy a tasty breakfast of chilaquiles made while camping ina cast iron skillet or Dutch oven over a camp stove.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, camping, cast iron, eggs, spicy, tex mex, tortillas
Servings: 4 servings


  • Camp stove
  • Cast iron skillet OR Dutch oven
  • Cutting board and knife
  • Paper towels


  • 6-10 corn tortillas
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 2 cups enchilada sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4-6 eggs

Optional Toppings

  • avocado slices
  • cilantro
  • red onions diced or pickled
  • lime slices
  • cheese Mexican blend, Cotija, Monterey Jack
  • Mexican crema sauce


  • Heat the oil in a cast iron skillet over high heat. While oil is heating, cut your corn tortillas into quarters.
  • Place a single layer of the triangles in the oil and fry for a few minutes, until golden brown, flipping once. Remove and set aside on a paper towel to drain. Repeat with remaining triangles. NOTE: If you choose to use leftover stale tortilla chips, you may notice a slight difference in taste and texture, but you should still enjoy the dish.
  • Lower the heat to medium. Add the diced red onion and saute until tender. Then add the garlic and saute for about 30 seconds.
  • Next, add the enchilada sauce. NOTE: we use Emeril Lagasse‚Äôs recipe and make our own. Bring this to a simmer.
  • Add fried tortillas back into the sauce and stir to coat. Let this sit for a few minutes.
  • Create small wells in the tortilla mixture, as many wells as you have eggs to cook.
  • Crack an egg into each divot and cook to your liking. We prefer to cover the skillet and allow them to poach in the sauce. They can also be scrambled if you prefer.
  • Divide your chilaquiles into as many servings as you need.
  • Provide toppings for your hungry eaters. We enjoy avocado slices, pickled red onions,fresh lime, you name it.