Chilaquiles With Black Beans, Corn, and Salsa VerdePosted: January 30, 2012
I found this recipe for chilaquiles on Serious Eats, it looked great, but turned out needed some work. The salsa verde was great, though charring it will make it lose it`s green color. That part was all fine, it was the topping which was lacking – it simply was not seasoned and too dry, I managed to fix it on the spot by adding some more veg and seasoning.
This is pretty easy and is a good make ahead meal.
What I used:
1 lb Tomatillos, husked and halved
6 Cloves Garlic, peeled
1 Small Onion, peeled and cut into large slices
1 Jalapeno Pepper, halved
1 can Black Beans, rinsed and drained
1 15oz Can Corn, drained well. You could use frozen, but I actually prefer canned corn to frozen, it is crispier. You could also use a fresh ear, but it is not in season
1 3oz Can Green Chiles
1/2-2/3rds of a pint of Cherry Tomatoes, quartered
1/2 Onion, diced
The leaves from a few sprigs Oregano
Cumin, Sea Salt, Crushed Red Pepper, Pepper
1 9oz Bag of Corn Tortilla Chips, or the equivalent in stale corn tortillas shallow fried crisp
Fresh Oregano for garnish
1 Avocado, Sliced
A sprinkling of Pepitas/Pumpkin Seeds for garnish
What I Did:
Make the salsa verde – on a foil lined baking pan put the cut tomatillos, onion, jalapeno, and garlic down.
Place in the broiler for 15 minutes until charred. Flip and stick back in for another 7-15 minutes until charred. Some liquid will come out from the tomatillos.
Put the charred veg and pan liquid in a food processor until it is pureed and looks like a salsa. You can put it away for later at this point or keep going. I set mine aside and went to the gym.
Make the Chilaquiles.
In a dry pan on medium heat, roast the corn for about 6 or 7 minutes. Salt it and add the black beans and diced onion. I also added some crushed red pepper and pepper at this point. Heat the beans through.
In a saucepan, pour in the salsa verde and bring to a simmer. Add the chips in bunches, crushing and coating with the salsa.
At this point I tasted the corn/black bean mixture and it was pretty bland and dry, so I added some cumin, oregano, the green chiles, and cut up the tomatoes and added. This was better and texturally was not as dry.
I made a simple salad while everything heated through.
It`s ready. Use a sprinkling of pepitas on each plate and avocado slices – I failed in my slicing of the avocados..
- Rotisserie Tuesday: Chilaquiles (ittybittybabysteps.wordpress.com)
- salsa verde (westcoastnest.wordpress.com)
- Tomatillo and Avocado Salsa (treehugger.com)