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Chiles Toreados

Here's an easy way to make a quick batch of Chiles Toreados!  Soy sauce will enhance their flavor, but if I'm loading them up with fixings I will sometimes skip the soy sauce and just fry them up in lard. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 53kcal
Author: Mexican Please


  • 1/2 lb. jalapeno peppers (approx. 6-7 medium-sized)
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 tablespoon lard (or oil)
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (plus more to taste)

Tostadas (optional serving style):

  • 6 tostada shells
  • refried beans
  • Queso Fresco
  • freshly chopped cilantro
  • squeeze of lime


  • Give the jalapenos a good rinse. I usually leave the stems on when I cook them, but you can de-stem them if you want. I also usually dry them off to reduce splattering. Thinly slice half an onion.
  • Heat up a tablespoon of lard (or oil) in a skillet over medium heat. Add the jalapenos and give them a good blistering on all sides. I find it easiest to use tongs. Once they've been cooking for 5-7 minutes you can add the sliced onion. Continue cooking until the jalapenos are fully blistered and the onions are starting to brown.
  • Add the juice of 2 limes along with 1 tablespoon of soy sauce (optional). If skipping the soy sauce you can add 1/8 teaspoon salt and taste from there. Combine well and remove from the heat, serving immediately.
  • If you want to make the tostadas, start by warming up the tostada shells. I baked my own in the oven. Then add a layer of refried beans, sliced Chiles Toreados along with some onions, Queso Fresco, freshly chopped cilantro, and a squeeze of lime.
  • Store leftover Chiles Toreados in the fridge where they'll keep for a few days. To reheat, simply add them to a skillet along with a glug of oil and cook until warm.


If you plan on eating the Chiles Toreados on their own, try them with the soy sauce as it enhances their flavor. 
When turning them into a meal (like in the Tostadas) I usually skip the soy sauce and just fry them up in some lard. 
I used these refried beans for the Tostadas. 
And baked these tostada shells in the oven. 


Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 611IU | Vitamin C: 68mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg