Do you ever cook for one? It sucks. Well, the concept of being by yourself doesn’t necessarily suck; I actually enjoy the me time. What sucks is going through all the trouble of dicing and mincing vegetables and fruits, prepping meats, dirtying pots and pans and spoons and dishes… And JUST FOR ME? Ugh, no thank you. So, during those times when I don’t feel like takeout, and don’t have the energy to prepare an elaborate meal for one, I make this: my version of turkey chorizo chilaquiles.
The turkey chorizo recipe is adapted from a Pepsico recipe book I have (I’ve used it before here). This recipe is perfect for turkey; the slew of spices and flavors that go into it combines perfectly with turkey, a pretty bland meat. The chilaquiles part of it comes from not knowing what else to call it. Chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican dish that consists of lightly fried corn tortillas which are the base of the dish, which is then topped with some type of salsa, followed by chicken or some other meat, and an egg either fried or scrambled. Pretty close, don’t you think? Chilaquiles are usually eaten for breakfast or brunch, and who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner?