One of the most comforting dishes in Mexican food, this hearty meal is great to feed a family. The most popular recipe consists soft warm tortillas wrapped around shredded chicken, arranged in baking dish and then smothered in a savoury green or red salsa, topped with grated cheese and then baked in the oven until melted. Our Enchilada recipes include vegetarian, beef, chicken verde, as well as a classic slow cooked chicken option. Enjoy!
Enchiladas are the ultimate Mexican comfort food! They are saucy and melty and one of a only a few dishes in Mexican cuisine that are meant to be eaten with a knife and fork. Enchiladas start with tortillas. You can use corn or soft wheat which we prefer as they are easier to roll. They are then filled with meat, veg or cheese, rolled up, and smothered in sauce and cheese which is then melted in the oven.
The most typical ingredients that go into enchiladas are meat, veg, cheese, beans, potatoes or a combination of those which is then rolled up in tortillas and covered with a savoury sauce and cheese.
Mexican rice and Refried Beans are typical sides, we think a nice green salad goes well as does a side of Mexican corn.
The main ingredients for enchilada sauce are tinned chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, onion, garlic, and fresh coriander. But don’t forget the star ingredient for added kick – either our Chipotle Paste or Smoky Chipotle Taco & Fajita Mix.
1. Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan, add the onion, garlic, coriander stalks and either 2tsp of Smoky Chipotle Taco & Fajita Mix or our Chipotle Paste, and season with salt and pepper. Fry for about 5 minutes until the onions have softened.
2. Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and a splash of water and cook for about 45 minutes or until nicely thickened, stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust the seasoning, then blend to a smooth consistency.
You will find quite a wide range of enchiladas as Mexican cuisine varies widely by region. One of the most traditional styles is with a red sauce as in our slow cooked chicken enchiladas. You will also find enchiladas with a green sauce and even delicious mole sauce. The fillings also vary quite a bit, we have enchilada recipes with chicken, beef, and veg.
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