Happy National Tortilla Day! I didn't realize this existed, and you'll be forgiven for not knowing either. Yet, it makes sense. After all, there is no chip more crispy, more versatile, than the tortilla chip. And there is no bread-like food that can wrap itself around so many different things than the tortilla. Ever tried to make a taco with wheat bread? Yet, you can put turkey and cheese inside a tortilla, wrap it up, and have a delicious lunch.
For more proof that tortillas really do rule, and deserve their own national holiday, check out these three amazing tortilla recipes.
One of my most favorite ways (outside of the obvious nachos) to eat tortillas is through this traditional Mexican breakfast dish of chilaqiles. Whether you go verde or red, the key here is cheese. To keep things simple, buy tortilla chips instead of making them.
adapted from Simply Recipes
30 corn tortilla chips
6 eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons salt
1 (7.75 ounce) can Mexican style hot tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1. Begin to scramble eggs over medium heat, and add tortillas to the skillet. Season with salt. Cook and stir until eggs are firm.
2. Mix Mexican style hot tomato sauce and water into the skillet. Reduce heat, and simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes. Top with cheese. Continue cooking until cheese has melted.
Got a Crock-Pot? Get it ready to go for this casserole-esque, flavorful, tortilla dish.
A tapas dish that you will love, this spinach and potato filled tortilla can be your favorite meal, any time of day.
How will you celebrate National Tortilla Day?
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