Mexican Cheese Enchiladas
Cheese enchiladas are the purist's delight when it comes to Mexican food. Great for vegetarians and kids who aren't big meat lovers, a cheese enchilada is a Mexican classic sure to warm any diner's heart.
This sensational enchilada casserole combines tortillas, beans, cheese, and taco-seasoned chicken. Take this main-dish recipe to your next potluck or Mexican-themed dinner party.
If you've shied away from learning how to make chicken enchiladas, you're not alone. While tacos and even burritos seem fairly manageable, enchiladas can be intimidating, from the filling to the sauce to the bubbling melted cheese. Rise above your fear! Enchiladas are surprisingly easy to make--even a cooking newbie can pull off this Mexican meal.
Use canned beans to make this dish in a snap. We chose kidney, garbanzo, pinto, and navy beans, but you can use any combination of beans that you like.
An avocado mixture fills the tortillas to make these enchiladas. A spicy beer and tomato mixture makes the sauce for this dinner casserole.
When it comes to Mexican cooking, tacos, burritos, enchiladas and other main courses tend to take center stage, in your mind and on the table. But to truly complete a Tex-Mex feast, you should learn how to make Mexican rice...without reaching for a boxed mix or heat-and-serve pouch.
Enchiladas don't need meat to be a satisfying treat. Try this cheesy vegetarian option the next time you need something to serve with your chips, salsa and margaritas.
Enchiladas have been around in one form or another since the pre-Columbian times. In fact, it seems that people were figuring out how to make enchiladas almost as long as there have been tortillas. The ancient Aztecs made enchilada dishes consisting of a fried tortilla topped with salsa and cheese, covered by another tortilla and topped off with a fried egg. Though these dishes existed for centuries, the term "enchilada" (which literally means "chili filled") wasn't coined until the 19th century, and the original dish has been all but completely transformed since its early days.
Tortillas are a staple of Mexican cuisine, used in tostadas, burritos, tacos, enchiladas and many other dishes. If you're a true fan of authentic Mexican food, it's worth learning how to make tortillas from scratch. They're delicious, and far easier to make than you might think.
Discover the basics of how to make quesadillas, and you're guaranteed to please almost any palate. Quesadillas are perhaps one of the most versatile dishes--the variety of fillings will satisfy meat eaters and vegetarians alike.