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Pork Carnitas Green Chilaquiles with Eggs

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Homemade Pork Carnitas Green Chilaquiles with Eggs is an amazing Mexican breakfast or brunch recipe! Tortilla chips in enchilada sauce are topped with shredded pork, eggs, and toppings. Chilaquiles verde is a great way to use leftover pork. Gluten free.
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This Pork Carnitas Green Chilaquiles with Eggs recipe is an amazing option for a Mexican breakfast or brunch! All the flavors you love of Mexican food in a unique format with eggs on top.

A plate of Pork Carnitas Green Chilaquiles with Eggs from the top view

Why You Will Love This Recipe

I fell in love with chilaquiles when I was on a work trip in San Diego.

Crispy tortilla chips are tossed in a warm sauce and topped with all the things you love about Mexican food.

This recipe uses my Traditional Carnitas Recipe made in the Instant Pot (I also have a slow cooker carnitas variation).

It is a great way to use up leftover carnitas!

You can also check out my Red Chilaquiles with Beef Barbacoa which is my personal favorite!

Ingredients

These are the ingredients you need for chilaquiles verde:

  • Pork Carnitas
  • Green Enchilada Sauce
  • Black Beans
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Eggs
  • Lime
  • Ground Cumin

Shredded Pork Carnitas Recipe – This recipe is perfect for using my leftover carnitas! You can make a carnitas batch either for this recipe, or another, and use it for enchiladas, burritos, salads, tacos, and more!

Green Enchilada Sauce – My Hatch Green Chile Enchilada Sauce is perfect for this recipe! But you can use any recipe or even canned sauce for an easy option.

Use any Mexican toppings that you love such as:

  • Avocado
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Salsas
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Radishes
  • Jalapenos
  • Cheese

Equipment

This is the equipment you need to make the recipe:

  • Large Skillet
  • Tongs
  • Measuring Cups
Close up view of Pork Carnitas Green Chilaquiles with Eggs

Instruction Overview

Have your pork cooked and ready to go.

Heat the beans and add the seasonings.

When ready to assemble and serve, first cook your eggs as desired. Place them aside on plates to wait for the chips to be ready.

When everything is ready, heat the enchilada sauce.

Add the tortilla chips and toss to coat.

Place the tortilla chips on each plate or bowl for serving.

Top with the shredded pork carnitas and beans.

Add the eggs on top.

Add additional toppings such as avocado, salsa, pico de gallo, and jalapenos.

Serve immediately.

Modifications and Substitutions

Pinto beans would make a great swap for black beans!

My Hatch Green Chile Enchilada Sauce is PERFECT for this recipe, but you can use any other recipe, canned sauce, or even a red sauce if desired! I believe the green tastes better with the pork but do what sounds good to you!

While our shredded pork carnitas are perfect for this recipe, you can also use other meats such as our shredded beef barbacoa. Or just skip the meat!

Add more eggs as desired!

Top view of a plate of Pork Carnitas Green Chilaquiles with Eggs with a red towel and avocado next to it

Kim’s Tips

The chips will get soggy relatively fast so serve it immediately! You can also add a few dry tortilla chips to add some crunch back in with the soaked chips.

FAQs

Does chilaquiles contain eggs?

It is not mandatory but very common!

How do you make chilaquiles not soggy?

You need to eat them fast! It is part of the risk that comes with making this dish. You want those tortilla chips coated in sauce, but as soon as this happens, you are racing the clock with soggy chips. So assemble right when you are eating!

Which is spicier red or green chilaquiles?

This will vary with the sauces being used. Typically in Mexican food, red sauces are spicier, but you can use any heat level you prefer when you make it yourself!

What is chilaquiles verdes made of?

Chilaquiles verdes is made of tortilla chips, green enchilada sauce, and toppings. In this case, pork carnitas, eggs, salsa, and other toppings of choice.

Should chilaquiles be crunchy or soft?

They should be a little of both. The tortilla chips should still be crisp but starting to soften from the sauce.

What is the difference between huevos rancheros and chilaquiles?

The main difference is that with chilaquiles, the chips are tossed in the sauce. With huevos rancheros, the sauce is simply a layer.

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Pork Carnitas Green Chilaquiles with Eggs

Homemade Pork Carnitas Green Chilaquiles with Eggs is an amazing Mexican breakfast or brunch recipe! Tortilla chips in enchilada sauce are topped with shredded pork, eggs, and toppings. Chilaquiles verde is a great way to use leftover pork. Gluten free.
5 from 11 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Gluten Free, Pork
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 779kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

Toppings as Desired

Instructions

  • Heat the skillet over medium heat.
  • Add a little oil and cook each egg as desired.
    (Over medium is my favorite so the white is cooked through but the yolk is still runny).
    4 large eggs, 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Remove eggs from the skillet and set aside on a plate.
  • Prepare the beans by draining and rinsing them, and then heating them in the microwave for 1 minute. (Heat longer if needed so that they are warm).
    15 ounces black beans
  • Combine the beans with the lime juice, cumin, and salt in the bowl. Set aside.
    ½ lime, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Heat the enchilada sauce in the large skillet over medium heat.
    2 cups green enchilada sauce
  • When warm, turn off the heat and add the tortilla chips. Toss to coat.
    12 ounces tortilla chips
  • Put the chips in serving bowls or plates.
  • Distribute the beans among each bowl on top of the chips.
  • Add the shredded pork carnitas to each bowl, approximately 1/2 cup per serving.
    2 cups pork carnitas
  • Place the eggs on each bowl of chips.
  • Add the cotija cheese (approximately 1 Tablespoon per bowl) and additional toppings or garnishes as desired.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

This recipe requires the pork to already be cooked. It is a great recipe to make with leftover carnitas, or you can make the pork specifically for this recipe! See our Pork Carnitas recipe for instructions on how to make it.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving (minus toppings) | Calories: 779kcal | Carbohydrates: 97g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 233mg | Sodium: 2027mg | Potassium: 907mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1348IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 7mg
By on December 6th, 2023

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10 thoughts on “Pork Carnitas Green Chilaquiles with Eggs”

  1. Ooh I’m so hungry now! This looks absolutely delicious and I’m so inspired to make this over the weekend for the family. What a fabulous brunch idea!

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  2. 5 stars
    I live in San Antonio where chilaquiles are a staple. Your version with pork is an amazing twist on the recipe. My family really enjoyed it.

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  3. 5 stars
    Leftovers can make such a delicious dish. Love the combinations and presentation too. Tempting and perfect for any meal.

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  4. 5 stars
    This looks amazing! I just put all of the ingredients on my shopping list, so I am making it soon! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe 🙂

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  5. 5 stars
    The Pork Carnitas Green Chilaquiles with Eggs is a brunch revelation! I recently tried this dish, and it’s an absolute flavor explosion.

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  6. 5 stars
    Delicious! I doubled this recipe so I could have 2 eggs per serving. I also used pinto beans instead of black beans. Everything turned out so flavorful. My favorite for Sunday brunch!

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