Mexican Food > Enchiladas
Enchiladas are a big part of the classic Mexican cuisine as they combine delicious flavors and textures. It starts with a corn tortilla filled with meat, cheese, or other ingredients before being rolled up and topped with a sauce.
The sauce usually consists of chili peppers and tomatoes but can also include onions and other spices. The resulting dish is comforting and savory—perfect for any occasion!
Enchiladas are often served with rice and beans, adding an extra layer of flavor to the meal. They can be made vegetarian-friendly by substituting the meat for more veggies or beans if desired. Plus, they’re easily customizable—so everyone at your table can get their favorite version!
History of enchiladas
Enchiladas originated in Mexico during the colonial period when Spanish settlers brought their recipes to the new world. These recipes were believed to be adapted to incorporate native ingredients such as chilies, corn, and beans.
The authentic enchiladas were likely nothing more than folded tortillas filled with beef or chicken and covered in chili sauce. Over time this basic dish has evolved into many different varieties featuring different fillings and sauces. Today’s enchiladas can be found in restaurants all over the world as they have become an iconic part of Mexican cuisine!
Types of enchiladas
First up is the classic enchilada made with corn tortillas that are lightly fried and filled with cheese and then rolled up. The corn tortilla is then dipped into a red or green salsa made from chiles or tomatillos and served with crema fresca.
Enfrijoladas are similar to regular enchiladas but made with refried beans instead of cheese as the filling before being drowned in creamy black bean sauce.
Enchiladas Suizas consists of corn tortillas stuffed with chicken or beef, cooked in a creamy green sauce made with tomatillos, and topped with melted cheese and sour cream. This is one of Mexico’s most beloved enchilada dishes and can be found on restaurant menus throughout the country.
For seafood fans, Enchiladas Verdes de Camarón (green shrimp enchiladas) are a must-try!
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