Vegan Chilaquiles Rojos

February 12, 2018

Breakfast

By: Jasmine Briones 

These vegan chilaquiles are spot on! They really do live up to being the BEST recipe, definitely a must try! Loaded up with a homemade red sauce, tofu scramble and chipotle crema, this is definitely a breakfast to impress a crowd. #vegan #chilaquiles #veganchilaquiles #veganbreakfast #mexican #veganmexican #veganized #party #brunch #musttry #tortillas #authentic

These vegan chilaquiles are spot on! They really do live up to being the BEST recipe, definitely a must try! Loaded up with a homemade red sauce, tofu scramble and chipotle crema, this is definitely a breakfast to impress a crowd. #vegan #chilaquiles #veganchilaquiles #veganbreakfast #mexican #veganmexican #veganized #party #brunch #musttry #tortillas #authentic

Who’s ready for some delicious melt-in-your-mouth-good vegan chilaquiles?

These vegan chilaquiles are spot on! They really do live up to being the BEST recipe, definitely a must try! Loaded up with a homemade red sauce, tofu scramble and chipotle crema, this is definitely a breakfast to impress a crowd. #vegan #chilaquiles #veganchilaquiles #veganbreakfast #mexican #veganmexican #veganized #party #brunch #musttry #tortillas #authenticThese vegan chilaquiles are spot on! They really do live up to being the BEST recipe, definitely a must try! Loaded up with a homemade red sauce, tofu scramble and chipotle crema, this is definitely a breakfast to impress a crowd. #vegan #chilaquiles #veganchilaquiles #veganbreakfast #mexican #veganmexican #veganized #party #brunch #musttry #tortillas #authentic

We had a lot of help from Jasmine’s family in perfecting this recipe and we are so excited for how it all came together in the end. We have the utmost confidence that you are going to LOVE these. Our vegan chilaquiles are award-winning (more below) and even our omni family couldn’t get enough!

These vegan chilaquiles are spot on! They really do live up to being the BEST recipe, definitely a must try! Loaded up with a homemade red sauce, tofu scramble and chipotle crema, this is definitely a breakfast to impress a crowd. #vegan #chilaquiles #veganchilaquiles #veganbreakfast #mexican #veganmexican #veganized #party #brunch #musttry #tortillas #authentic

We actually created this recipe for a PETA Vegan Chilaquiles Cook-Off that I was a part of in October of 2016. It was the first cooking competition that I have been a part of and it was so fun to be challenged to create a veganized version of a classic Mexican dish.

These vegan chilaquiles are spot on! They really do live up to being the BEST recipe, definitely a must try! Loaded up with a homemade red sauce, tofu scramble and chipotle crema, this is definitely a breakfast to impress a crowd. #vegan #chilaquiles #veganchilaquiles #veganbreakfast #mexican #veganmexican #veganized #party #brunch #musttry #tortillas #authentic

I got into the kitchen and after a few (failed) batches of vegan chilaquiles, we had a winner which is what we are sharing with you today!

These vegan chilaquiles are spot on! They really do live up to being the BEST recipe, definitely a must try! Loaded up with a homemade red sauce, tofu scramble and chipotle crema, this is definitely a breakfast to impress a crowd. #vegan #chilaquiles #veganchilaquiles #veganbreakfast #mexican #veganmexican #veganized #party #brunch #musttry #tortillas #authentic

I was in the competition with two AMAZING ladies — Setareh Khatibi and Janette Fernandez. They both definitely brought their A game and it was some tough competition! Setareh put together a potato chilaquiles recipe while Janette created a mole version of the dish.

I am excited to share that our vegan chilaquiles recipe took first prize at the competition and I can’t wait to hear what you think! So I guess it’s safe to say that these are award winning chilaquiles? 😉

These vegan chilaquiles are spot on! They really do live up to being the BEST recipe, definitely a must try! Loaded up with a homemade red sauce, tofu scramble and chipotle crema, this is definitely a breakfast to impress a crowd. #vegan #chilaquiles #veganchilaquiles #veganbreakfast #mexican #veganmexican #veganized #party #brunch #musttry #tortillas #authenticThese vegan chilaquiles are spot on! They really do live up to being the BEST recipe, definitely a must try! Loaded up with a homemade red sauce, tofu scramble and chipotle crema, this is definitely a breakfast to impress a crowd. #vegan #chilaquiles #veganchilaquiles #veganbreakfast #mexican #veganmexican #veganized #party #brunch #musttry #tortillas #authentic

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These vegan chilaquiles are spot on! They really do live up to being the BEST recipe, definitely a must try! Loaded up with a homemade red sauce, tofu scramble and chipotle crema, this is definitely a breakfast to impress a crowd. #vegan #chilaquiles #veganchilaquiles #veganbreakfast #mexican #veganmexican #veganized #party #brunch #musttry #tortillas #authentic

Vegan Chilaquiles Rojos


  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 5

Description

Who’s ready for some delicious, melt-in-your-mouth-good vegan chilaquiles?


Ingredients

Chipotle Cashew Cheese Sauce*

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight (or for about 8 hours)
  • 1/2 of a chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1/31/2 cup water
  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Homemade Chilaquiles Sauce

  • 1/2 of a medium white onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ~3 tablespoons water, to sauté
  • ¼ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 (28 oz.) can fire roasted whole tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce of choice
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch of cinnamon (trust me!)
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Basic Tofu Scramble

Other Ingredients & Optional Garnishes

  • ~6 cups tortilla chips (or any of choice, gluten-free as needed)
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • Lime wedges
  • ~ 1 cup homemade pinto beans, drained
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds

Instructions

  1. Prepare the cheese: Add all of the ingredients into a high-speed blender and run until smooth. Start with 1/3 cup of water and then add more as needed if the sauce is too thick for drizzling. Transfer the sauce to a squeeze bottle if desired.
  2. Prepare the sauce: In a medium pot over medium heat, heat about 2-3 tablespoons of water. Once heated, add the onions and garlic, and sauté for 3-4 minutes or until fragrant and translucent, adding more water as needed to prevent burning. Once cooked, add the onions and garlic into a high-speed blender along with the remaining ingredients and run until smooth.
  3. Transfer the sauce mixture back into the pot and bring it to a boil over medium-high heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and cook, whisking often, for about 15-20 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened. Remove the sauce from heat, and adjust seasonings to taste.
  4. If you haven’t already done so, prepare the tofu scramble.
  5. To assemble: Add about 1 1/2 cups of tortilla chips into the pot of sauce and gently toss with a large spoon until the chips are coated. Transfer the chips to a plate, and top with about 1/4 of the tofu, beans, garnishes of choice, and a drizzle of the chipotle cashew cheese sauce. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • This recipe yields more sauce than needed, but we found that larger batches blend better in our Vitamix blender. You can either half the recipe or save the leftovers to use in other recipes during the week!
  • Our chilaquiles are meant to be served immediately after assembling.
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Entree
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Mexican

Keywords: Breakfast, Entree, Tofu, Scramble, Vegan, Egg, Mexican, Chilaquiles

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. However, this page may contain affiliate links, thank you for supporting Sweet Simple Vegan!

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  1. Kimberly says:

    I must say Thank you! Before we went vegan chila quiles were our favorite meal! Now that we are vegan we once again can enjoy them! These are very delicious! My kids devoured them! The only difference was I made my own chips. This goes into our special cookbook.

  2. Wow! What a beautiful recipe! I must admit, I was dribbling all over when I was looking through the photos – beautiful styling! This meal would be a definite winner in our family. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Stephanie says:

    Wowza! Looks amaze. I’ve never had chilaquiles before, actually… I’ve never even heard of it LOL :facepalm:.. but these photos are making my mouth water! I think I’m going to try making them next weekend 🙂

  4. Sarah says:

    Wow! I can’t wait to try this!

  5. Jen says:

    Your pictures are making my mouth water!!! So many things to say.. first of all congrats on winning first place! How cool was that?! Also… food competitions sound so much fun.. I think I would be a nervous wreck though haha! Good for you for doing that. Ummm I love your apron! Where did you get it? And lastly… can’t wait to try this recipe. Sounds so so yum.

  6. I LOVE chilaquiles! What a great recipes!

  7. Alice says:

    These look incredible! But I’m allergic to soy, what could I substitute??

  8. Beth says:

    I have made this recipe several times now- it has been a huge hit with vegans and non vegans. In a rush, I use canned pinto beans that come in onion, garlic and zesty tomato sauce (S&W brand) and I skip soaking the cashews (I use a Vitamix), and that makes it possible to make this without doing any prep in advance. Thank you so much for figuring out this perfect combination of flavors and vegan goodness!

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  10. Nikki k says:

    This was excellent. Made as written. I’ve never done vegan cheese or eggs a I’m new to veganism. Did not miss the animal protein. I am already thinking of when to make again!

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