A Pair of Delicious Enchilada Recipes

Enchiladas are a traditional Mexican dish that are both delicious and fun to make in the kitchen yourself. Comprising a corn or flour tortilla wrapped around a filling and covered in a spicy chili sauce, an enchilada is delicious no matter the filling, which could be any number of meats or seafood, cheese, beans, potatoes or vegetables. Originating as Mexican street food, they are very simple to make, especially in large batches to feed a family. Here's a couple of recipes to make your own:

Queretano Enchiladas Recipe

3 Ancho peppers (seedless)
24 medium tortillas
600ml of milk
1 garlic clove
1 egg
2 chicken breasts
2 potatoes
2 diced carrots
2 oz of grated cheese
1 oz of minced coriander
120ml of oil
Pinch of salt

To start with add a little salt to the chicken, then cut it up and shred it, frying it until browned in a little oil. At the same time boil the carrots and potatoes as normal, then cut both vegetables into slices. Ancho peppers are smaller, dried peppers, somewhat sweet resembling raisins; cook them in the milk over a low flame, before removing them and blending them with garlic, egg and a pinch more salt. Heat the oil in a pan and dip in the tortillas for half a minute on each side, before soaking them in the sauce. Fill the wraps with the cooked chicken, potatoes and carrots, before garnishing with the cheese and coriander, and serve up to a hungry family!

Michoacan Enchiladas Recipe

24 corn tortillas
5 Guajillo chili peppers
1/4 onion
2 garlic cloves
A pinch of oregano
White vinegar
3 tomatoes
1 potato
1/2 a lettuce
Pinch of salt

Boil the chilies and blend them in with the clove of garlic, some of the onion and a pinch each of oregano, salt, plus a dash of white vinegar. Strain the mixture and put it as as we get on with the next step. Do the same with the potatoes and tomatoes. Now add splash of oil to your pan and when hot, dip the tortilla in the chili sauce and fry them up.

Arrange the enchiladas on a dish, with dipped lettuce garnished on top along with tomato sauce and a slice of the cooked potato. You can add additional garnishes such as tomato and cheese. If you're in the mood for meat this dish can be served with roast beef or chicken too!

Source by James A Bruce