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Chilaquiles Casserole (Bon Appetit)

Feel free to sub store-bought tortilla chips for the tostadas, just be sure to factor in how salty they tend to be when seasoning the sauce.

Prep
Cook
Serves 8people
Ingredients
SAUCE
2
tbsp vegetable oil
1
large onion, chopped
6
garlic cloves, thinly sliced
3
tbsp tomato paste
8
dried guajillo or New Mexico chiles, seeds removed
4
ancho chiles (or use 4 guajillo or New Mexico chiles for a milder flavor), seeds removed
5
cups low-sodium chicken broth
2
tbsp apple cider vinegar
Kosher salt
ASSEMBLY
1
tbsp vegetable oil
1
lb fresh chorizo, casings removed
1
can (13.5 oz) white or golden hominy, drained
16
tostadas or a 10-ounce bag tortilla chips
1
lb sharp cheddar, coarsely grated (about 5 cups)
1
small onion, finely chopped
8
small radishes, trimmed, thinly sliced
2
cups thinly sliced green cabbage
Kosher salt
1
tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2
cup sour cream
2
tbsp fresh lime juice
1
cup cilantro leaves with tender stems
Directions
1.
Preparation
2.
SAUCE
3.
Step 1
4.
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high. Cook onion and garlic, stirring often, until golden brown and tender, 8–10 minutes. Add tomato paste and cook, stirring constantly, until darkened, about 2 minutes. Add guajillo and ancho chiles and broth. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook, reducing heat as needed to keep at a simmer, until chiles are very tender, 30–40 minutes.
5.
Step 2
6.
Let cool slightly, then purée in a blender. Transfer to a large bowl, stir in vinegar, and season with salt.
7.
Step 3
8.
Do Ahead: Sauce can be made 3 days ahead. Let cool; transfer to an airtight container and chill.
9.
ASSEMBLY
10.
Step 4
11.
Preheat oven to 375°. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high. Cook sausage, breaking up with a spoon, until browned and nearly cooked through, 6–8 minutes. Add hominy and cook, stirring occasionally, until posole is beginning to crisp around the edges and chorizo is cooked through, about 4 minutes. Spread about 1 cup sauce in an even layer across the bottom of a 3-qt. baking dish. Add a layer of tostadas, followed by another cup or so of sauce, 1 cup cheese, 2 Tbsp. onion, and one-quarter of chorizo. Repeat layering process until you’ve used remaining tostadas, sauce, cheese, onion, and chorizo. You should have 3–4 layers depending on your dish. Transfer to oven and bake until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbling around the edges, 30–40 minutes.
12.
Step 5
13.
While casserole is baking, place radishes and cabbage in a large bowl, season with a couple of generous pinches of salt, and toss to combine. Let sit until vegetables are beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Squeeze vegetables with your hands to expel excess water. Drain off as much liquid from vegetables as possible. Add vinegar and toss to coat; season with more salt to taste.
14.
Step 6
15.
Mix sour cream and lime juice in a small bowl; season with salt.
16.
Step 7
17.
To serve, spoon dollops of lime sour cream over casserole and scatter cabbage slaw and cilantro on top.

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