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For a fun dinner that kids like--and that's easy to prepare--fill these meatless enchiladas with a Mexican cheese and slather in red chile sauce.
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.
This hot and spicy Mexican dinner recipe can be on the table in less than 30 minutes.
Using canned beans makes this low-fat recipe for enchiladas a snap to prepare. We chose kidney, garbanzo, pinto, and navy beans, but you can use any combination of beans that you like.
An easy, homemade salsa verde adds a tangy kick to these hearty enchiladas.
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.
Filled with bell peppers, pinto beans, mushrooms and onions, these colorful enchiladas can be mostly made ahead--perfect for entertaining. Pass some crumbled queso fresco, chopped fresh cilantro and diced avocado at the table.
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.
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.
Mexican comfort food goes by the name of enchiladas, for those of us who love the warm tortillas, rolled, bursting with savory fillings, and bathed in a spicy sauce (such as adobo or mole). It's also a comfort to your wallet to make enchiladas at home instead of stopping by your favorite taqueria to pick up a batch for dinner. They couldn't be easier to make (you can use store-bought tortillas, or go all out and make your own, with this corn tortilla recipe), and you can experiment with fillings from simple chiles and cheese to beef to sauteed spinach and mushroom to chicken.