Enchiladas are one of the most comforting dishes in Mexican food. This hearty meal is great to feed a family or make ahead for entertaining. We are sharing everything you need to know about making the best enchiladas at home including our favourite enchilada recipes, top tips on how to make enchiladas including making your own enchilada sauce and what to serve with enchiladas.
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Homemade Enchiladas are definitely a crowd-pleaser. Easy to make ahead of time, Enchiladas are the perfect dish for a family meal or as the main at a Mexican dinner party. The most popular enchilada recipe consists of soft warm tortillas wrapped around shredded chicken, arranged in a baking dish and then smothered in a savoury green or red sauce, topped with grated cheese and then baked in the oven until golden and melted.
The secret to great-tasting enchiladas is the sauce and the great news is that Gran Luchito has you covered.
Our mild green Tomatillo Enchilada Sauce and smoky red Chipotle Enchilada Sauce are the convenient and easy option for when you don’t have time to make a sauce from scratch but want it to taste like you have. Our sauces are made in Mexico with fresh ingredients, traditional recipes and no added sugar.
If you prefer to make your own enchilada sauce, then add a spoonful of Chipotle Paste to your tomato sauce for big, bold flavour.
The tough decision is deciding what filling, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered there, keep scrolling down for lots of delicious enchilada recipes cooked up by our very own head chef, Susy V!
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We are sharing with you our favourite Enchilada recipes for lots of inspiration on what to put inside enchiladas from the most traditional version with tender shredded chicken as well as vegan, vegetarian, beef, and tender pulled pork and more – this is crowd-pleasing, comfort on a plate!
Turkey Enchiladas has to be one of the best ways to make use of any holiday leftovers! Crisp up those remains, and make them into a delicious, melty, hot and oozing dish for your family.... See full recipe
Calling all Enchilada lovers! Our Breakfast Enchiladas recipe uses eggs, breakfast sausage, onions, diced tomatoes, and a bit of creme fraiche to make a hearty morning dish to remember.... See full recipe
Attention steak lovers! This is the perfect marriage of juicy tender steak with slow cooked onions and our red Chipotle Enchilada Sauce. Your weekend dinner is now sorted! ... See full recipe
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Welcome to the Gran Luchito Guide to Enchiladas where we share our top tips including how to make the best enchiladas easily at home, what are the best side dishes to serve with enchiladas, our favourite ingredients and more.
How To Make Enchiladas? In this blog we will share with you everything you need to know about delicious homemade enchiladas. What are enchiladas, how to make them, where did they originate from and more! A classic authentic Mexican dish, and something new to try at home – enjoy!
Wondering what to serve with enchiladas as a side dish for that all-important showstopper meal? Here we’ve rallied together some of our delicious sides that would go perfectly with enchiladas. Any leftovers can be kept in the fridge and eaten the next day!
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.
Whats in Enchiladas?
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.
How do you make Enchilada Sauce?
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.
What are different kind of Enchiladas?
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.