Enchiladas are a Tex-Mex classic that you can find at the best Mexican restaurants in America. It might be intimidating to try and make them but scratch, but with a few shortcuts, you can make enchiladas at home in no time. This recipe can also easily be adapted to be vegetarian using sweet potatoes and black beans.This recipe is courtesy of Bits and Bites Blog.
These enchiladas are addictive. You can straight up eat the filling by itself if there's too much left over (I have). But I can't claim credit for the recipe. It's my girlfriend's, adapted from a family recipe and gleaned from years of growing up in San Antonio. She says there are four central things that will make your enchiladas a success: using thigh meat, fresh ground cumin, frying and dousing the tortillas in tomatillo salsa before rolling them up, and lastly, having the right accoutrements.
Don't mess with her accoutrements, man: thinly-sliced radishes, lime wedges, pickled jalapeño, cilantro, and Mexican cheese. Refried beans and guacamole make a nice added touch, but if you're just trying to get the essentials right, well then, here you go.
This is the ultimate comfort food dish to serve if you plan on having some picky guests over. This dish is an all-around crowd pleaser. It’s a great quick dinner to have on hand and gives the good old chili recipe a little bit of a twist! This recipes utilizes the “Sauté” and “Pressure Cook” functions of the Instant Pot, although you can make in any other multi-cooker.Best Chicken Enchilada Recipes
Chicken enchiladas suizas are the combination of white meat chicken, tart salsa verde, creamy sour cream, and melted Monterey Jack cheese. Enchiladas verdes are similar, but don’t use sour cream in the sauce. Make a delicious chicken enchilada recipe tonight for dinner — it comes together in a jiffy.
Enchiladas have never come together so easily —or as flavorful — as this recipe, and it’s all thanks to bison. Bison’s skirt steak is a lean and tender cut, making it the perfect choice for cheesy and flavorful enchilada.
Joe Gracey on these enchiladas: "Enchiladas… are a part of all Mexican regional cooking, but each area’s enchiladas are different, with different peppers, sauces, and fillings determined by local custom, climate, and produce. The Texas enchilada (… Texas does have its own unique, valid form of 'Mexican' food… ) is a corn tortilla wrapped around a cheese or meat filling and heated in a red chile sauce. Unfortunately, over the years it has tended to devolve into what I call the 'truck stop enchilada', which usually means corn tortillas stuffed with ground beef and covered in canned beef chili and tons of yellow Cheddar cheese from Wisconsin. I love Wisconsin Cheddar and I also make my own fabulous Texas chili con carne… but to put them into an enchilada dish is to misuse both with unfortunate results, both culinarily and digestively. I remember when in my DJ days in the early '70s Ry Cooder came to Austin to do a concert on the UT campus and I took him out to eat Tex-Mex at one of the '50's style joints in town. He got one of those big ol' giant platefuls of truck stop enchiladas with rice and refried beans and it was all he could do to go onstage that night for the massive stone lump in his stomach."
"A good 'real' Texas enchilada uses a light flavored, decent white Mexican cheese or a Monterey Jack, and not a whole lot of it, and a red pepper chile sauce with no meat in it. Filling, yes, but also digestible."
Good chicken stock will improve this dish. Better yet is Gracey's Mexican-Style Chicken Broth.
Let's face it, you can put literally anything in enchiladas and they'll still be delicious. Meat, vegetables, beans, who cares? As long as it's smothered in tasty enchilada sauce and melty cheese, it'll taste good. This enchilada recipe is vegetarian-friendly, but good enough to please anyone. Well, except vegans. (If you're vegan, or cooking for one, simpy swap out the cheese for a nondairy substitute!)
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Here’s my twist on chicken enchiladas. Red sauce is great and all, but sometimes you just need a change. I topped my enchiladas with a cilantro-pepita dressing and pico de gallo, but you can definitely turn up the heat level with some serrano or habanero peppers. Pepitas are green pumpkin seeds often used in Mexican cooking and can be found in the specialty foods aisle of the grocery store (try asking for pine nuts, and they should be nearby).
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