Easy Enchilada Recipe, Only 30 Minutes Only
If you are looking for enchilada recipe, easy recipes are offered a lot in the internet. Some of you may be wondering what enchilada is, but for Mexican cuisine enthusiasts, this food is certainly familiar. As one of the most popular Mexican food, next to taco, choosing easy enchiladas recipe can be a great stepping stone for those who want to learn how to cook Mexican cuisine. Almost similar to taco, enchilada is made from a corn tortilla, coated with red sauce created from chili pepper, and it has fillings in the middle of the tortilla.
When enchilada was first found in Mexico, it didn’t contain any fillings, just a simple corn tortilla dipped into red sauce. Right now, a lot of fillings have been developed, such as potatoes, vegetables, cheese, beans, meat, and sometime combinations of all of them. There are a lot of enchiladas recipe, easy to find it in both books and internet. In this article, we will give an easy enchiladas recipe that is able to be followed even by an amateur.
This easy enchiladas recipe only need around 30 to 40 minutes only, making this enchiladas recipe easy to even a beginner. Minimum ingredients and practical language make this enchilada recipe easy to understand. The following recipe is made for 4 portion.
- Cooking oil, 1 cup
- Corn tortillas, 16 pieces
- Red sauce, 28 ounce (1 can)
- Cheese (can be queso blanco or mozzarella), 16 ounce (2 can), grated
- Cotija cheese, ½ cup
- Chicken, pork, or beef (optional), 1 ½ cups
- Before starting, heat up the oven on 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Add the cooking oil into a saucepan with medium size, heat it up until it is hot, but make sure it is not sizzling. Warm every tortilla, one by one, into the cooking oil by using tongs, until the tortilla is pliable and warm enough. Put the fried tortilla on paper towels to remove the remaining oil.
- In a baking dish, pour the red sauce until it cover the bottom part of baking dish. Pour the remaining red sauce to other bowl. Dip the fried tortilla in the red sauce and put it at the bottom part of the dish.
- At the middle of tortilla, put around ¼ cup of cheese. If you want to add meat, reduce the amount of the cheese. Rolled the tortilla, and put it seam-down so that the fillings’ weight will keep the tortilla in place.
- Do step number 4 for each tortilla. If necessary, you can make your enchiladas into 2 layers. Pour the rest of the red sauce on the top side of enchiladas. Add some cotija cheese on the top of the sauce.
- Bake the dish for around 20 minutes or take it when the cheese is melted and all the part of enchiladas are heated.
- Once it is done, your enchiladas is ready to serve.
Before trying to cook this enchiladas recipe, easy to say that cooking is hard. But once you try this enchilada recipe, easy is the only word you will say about cooking enchiladas.