a Mexican dish consisting of pieces of fried tortilla cooked in a thick sauce and garnished with cheese
Origin of chilaquilesMexican Spanish from Nahuatl
A Mexican dish made of pieces of fried tortilla cooked under layers of a usually tomato-based sauce and cheese, often served at breakfast with eggs and refried beans.
Origin of chilaquilesMexican Spanish from Nahuatl chīlāquilitl greens cooked in chili broth chīlātl chilli broth ( chīlli, chīl- chilli ) ( ātl, ā- water ; see axolotl . ) quilitl greens, leafy vegetables
From Spanish chilaquiles, from Classical Nahuatl.