Definition of chilaquiles in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌCHēləˈkēlās/

Entry from US English dictionary


(In Mexican cooking) a dish of fried tortilla strips typically topped with a spicy tomato sauce and cheese.
Example sentences
  • This same spicy red sauce turns Romero's morning chilaquiles into an event.
  • I love chilaquiles so we're going to a Mexican restaurant for brunch.
  • Our entrées arrive. The chilaquiles are written up on the menu as Mexican lasagna: layers of tortilla, cheese, chicken, salsa and sour cream.


From Nahuatl.

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