How To Make Enchiladas
Enchiladas are a delicious Mexican dish that is full of cheese and delicious sauce. These are usually served in tortillas, but you can also eat them on a plate, like a burger or even as a sandwich. This dish had been a staple of Mexican cuisine and has been a part of Mexican culture for centuries.
More About Enchiladas
Enchiladas are one of those foods that are fun to prepare because of their versatility. You can make them from just about any ingredient you can think of, from basic meats and vegetables to exotic tastes like jackfruit and tzatziki sauce. This is also a great dish to make for the family, which they can enjoy with some tortilla chips, a little salsa, some cheese, and maybe even some meat on the side.
The word Enchilada means a “stretched” filling, and the term refers to the fact that the tortilla is wrapped around the filling before baking, similar to a burrito or enchilada pie.
The most popular Enchilada in the U.S. is the popular “fajita enchilada,” a dish made with beef or chicken, wrapped in a corn tortilla, then covered in melted cheese, and baked. It’s a favorite not only in the U.S. but throughout the world, with some regions even claiming it originated in their country.
Enchiladas: How do you make one?
Making enchiladas is a great way to use up all the leftover ingredients in your kitchen. Enchiladas are usually a filling meal, where the primary ingredients are covered in a sauce, in which case you can easily substitute whatever you have on hand. The basic ingredients are tortillas, cheese, sauce, and meat. But depending on the recipe, there may be other ingredients like onions, tomatoes, peppers, etc.
These are the basic steps to make Enchiladas:
- In a large non-stick pan, heat oil over medium heat and cook onion and garlic until translucent.
- Add the meat, cook, and stir until browned, then add the Cumin and cook for one minute. This filling is usually made with meat like chicken, pork, or beef, but you can also make them with beans or vegetables.
- Add chili and cook for 1 minute. Transfer the meat to a large bowl.
- In a large saucepan, mix the enchilada sauce and the water together and bring to a boil. Stir in the corn. Set aside. Enchiladas can be served with different types of sauces, but you can also make a sauce with tomatoes, onions, garlic, and other vegetables.
- Preheat oven to 400oF. Place tortillas on a baking sheet and brush with oil. Bake in the oven until firm and golden, about 30-45 minutes.
- Then mix the meat, onions, and sauce and spoon a little into each tortilla. The style of the Enchilada is typically created by folding the tortilla in half and then rolling it closed from the middle to create a cylinder. You can use corn tortillas or flour tortillas, you can use flour or corn tortillas, or even you can use tortillas that are made with other types of dough like bread dough.
- Roll the tortillas with the filling in it and then place it, seam down, in the baking dish. Don’t forget to roll the tortillas in a row until it fills the baking dish.
- Pour the enchilada sauce evenly over the enchiladas. There are some who pour a layer of sauce onto the baking dish, place the tortilla, and then pour the sauce on top. Well, it is still up to you which you like to prefer. That way, if you don’t finish all the enchiladas, you can just put the rest back in the enchilada casserole dish.
- Bake and cover the dish with foil until heated through. The baking time and temp differ per recipe, but they cook for about 25 minutes in an oven at 350°F on average.
- After that, take the baking dish out of the oven, sprinkle some cheese on top of the enchiladas, and then put it back to the oven to bake for another five minutes or until the cheese has melted. Let it cool for a while before serving.
Enchiladas are one of the best ways to make a quick and easy meal. The great thing about enchiladas is that you can make them with a lot of different ingredients and flavors, depending on your taste. You can also make them with different meats. This is a recipe that can be adjusted to your taste. Feel free to add more or fewer ingredients, depending on your taste.