Enchiladas

Learn to cook Enchiladas

Mexican cuisine has been influenced a lot by the Spanish, however it still maintained a lot of originality leading to the modern day cuisine. The usage of local ingredients such as avacados, tomatoes, corn, herbs and chilies is common in many dishes which are known all over the world. All over Mexico and into the mainland of US, it is easy to find street shops and fast food joints serving tacos, quesadillas, burritos, tortas & tamales etc. Other known dishes from Mexico include Carnitas, Chalupa, Chimichangas, Chorizo, Enchilada, various Mole (dips), Pollo Asado, Pollo Picado, Tostadas etc. Last time we made a Mexican dish in this section we saw Burrito Recipe, today I made something different and something which tastes best when served hot. I made Enchilada with chicken filing. Enchiladas are made with tortillas rolled with different filling which can be made with chicken, beef or pork or even vegetables like potatoes along with onion, black beans, corn etc. These are then baked with tomato based gravy topped with cheese. They are pretty heavy and go well in the main meals. I just loved the taste as the baking induces the flavors from tomato gravy into the rolled tortillas. Enchiladas can be made easily with this recipe, so enjoy a Mexican taste today.

Ingredients

  • Tortilla's - 4
  • Cheddar cheese - 1/2 cup (grated)
  • Black beans - 1/2 cup

For Enchilada Sauce

  • Oil - 1/4 cup
  • All purpose flour - 3 tbsp
  • Chopped tomatoes - 2 cups
  • Red chili powder - 2 tbsp
  • Garlic powder - 1 tsp
  • Dry oregano - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper powder - 1 tsp

For Filling

  • Chicken breast - 1
  • Olive oil - 2 tbsp
  • Onion - 1/2 cup (chopped)
  • Garlic - 5 to 6 cloves (chopped)
  • Corn - 1/4 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper powder - 1/4 tsp

How to Make Enchilada

For Enchilada Sauce

  • Heat oil in a pan, add all purpose flour and fry for 30 seconds.

 

Enchilada Sauce - Oil with Flour

Enchilada Sauce - Oil with Flour

  • Add tomatoes with 2 cup water along with red chili powder, garlic powder, dry oregano, salt and black pepper powder.
Enchilada Sauce - Cooking Tomatoes

Enchilada Sauce - Cooking Tomatoes

  • Cook for about 15 minutes till it thickens.
  • Keep the Enchilada Sauce aside.
Enchilada Sauce Ready

Enchilada Sauce Ready

For the Enchilada Filling

  • Heat olive oil in a pan, and cook chicken breast for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
Enchilada Filling - Cooking Chicken Breast

Enchilada Filling - Cooking Chicken Breast

  • Let it cool and shred it into small pieces.
  • In the same pan, fry onions, garlic for about 2 minutes.
  • Add corn and shredded chicken and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Keep Enchilada filling aside.
Enchilada Filling - Ready

Enchilada Filling - Ready

For Enchilada

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350F.
  • Take each tortilla, spread about 2 tbsp sauce evenly.
  • Line it with 2 tbsp black beans.
  • Top it with Enchilada filling and grated cheddar cheese.
Enchilada Preparing For Baking

Enchilada Preparing For Baking

  • Roll the tortilla and arrange them in a baking cum serving pan.
Enchilada Rolled for Baking

Enchiladas Rolled for Baking

  • Top the tortilla lining with about 4 tbsp sauce and sprinkle the remaining cheese on the top.
Enchiladas Ready For Baking

Enchiladas Ready For Baking

  • Bake for about 20 minutes.
  • Serve hot.
Enchilada Served

Enchiladas Served

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Published On: Sunday, January 4th, 2015