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An enchilada is a traditional Mexican dish, typically made with a corn (maiz) tortilla dipped briefly in hot lard or oil to soften then dipped in the chosen enchilada sauce. The tortillas are filled and rolled up, placed in a casserole, then layered with sauce and possibly other additions such as cheese and chopped onions or olives. “Corn” redirects here. ... Two cooked flour tortillas. ... Lard refers to pig fat in both its rendered and unrendered forms. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with vegetable oil. ... In cooking, a casserole (from the French for stew pan) is a large, deep, covered pot or dish used both in the oven and as a serving dish. ... Cheese is a solid food made from the milk of cows, goats, sheep, and other mammals. ... For the parody newspaper, see The Onion. ... For the Italian political alliance see Olive Tree, and the color, olive (color). ...

Enchiladas with mole sauce in Old Town San Diego
Enchiladas with mole sauce in Old Town San Diego

Enchiladas can be filled with almost anything, depending on the cook's taste and means. While enchiladas made with meat or cheese fillings are very popular (chicken enchiladas being common), vegetables, seafood, eggs, or bananas may also be used. One popular variant consists of potatoes and white cheese. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 129 KB) Summary Enchilada, rice, and beans. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 129 KB) Summary Enchilada, rice, and beans. ... Kinnikuman character, see Meat Alexandria. ... Cheese is a solid food made from the milk of cows, goats, sheep, and other mammals. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Vegetables on a market Vegetable is a nutritional and culinary term denoting any part of a plant that is commonly consumed by humans as food, but is not regarded as a culinary fruit, nut, herb, spice, or grain. ... Spaghetti with seafood (Spaghetti allo scoglio). ... An egg is a body consisting of an ovum surrounded by layers of membranes and an outer casing of some type, which acts to nourish and protect a developing embryo. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Binomial name Solanum tuberosum L. The potato (Solanum tuberosum) is a perennial plant of the Solanaceae, or nightshade, family, grown for its starchy tuber. ...


Enchilada comes from the verb enchilar (= "to add chile pepper to"). Enchilada literally means "in chile". The traditional enchilada sauce is just that—dried red chile peppers soaked and ground into a sauce with other seasonings. However, red enchilada sauce may also be tomato-based with red chiles, while green enchilada sauce is usually made of tomatillos and green chiles. Mole may also be used as enchilada sauce. For the computer protocol, see SAUCE. Or see source. ... The chile pepper, chili pepper, or chilli pepper, or simply chile, is the fruit of the plant Capsicum from the nightshade family, Solanaceae. ... Binomial name L. Synonyms Lycopersicon lycopersicum Lycopersicon esculentum Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Binomial name Physalis ixocarpa Brot. ... Mole (MOH-leh, IPA: /ˈmo. ...


Since the filling and sauce are prepared before assembling the enchiladas, baking in an oven serves to heat through rather than cook the dish. Common garnishes are cream, diced or sliced onions and grilled cheese (enchiladas suizas, suiza, meaning Swiss, is an adjective that indicates the dish is topped with cream or cheese, the appellation is likely derived from the Brown Swiss, a popular Mexican dairy cow), sour cream, lettuce, olives, chopped onions, chili peppers, and fresh cilantro. Fried eggs or cecina (salted, cooked strips of meat; like bacon) may be added as a final touch or as a side dish. Cans of cream. ... Brown Swiss is the breed of dairy cattle that produces the second largest quantity of milk per annum. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Sour cream is a dairy product rich in fats obtained by fermenting a regular cream by certain kinds of lactic acid bacteria. ... Binomial name Lactuca sativa L. Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... For the Italian political alliance see Olive Tree, and the color, olive (color). ... Binomial name Coriandrum sativum Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) is an annual herb commonly used in Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Indian, Latin American and Southeast Asian cooking. ... A sunny side up fried egg A fried egg is an egg cooked by frying, typically in butter, cooking oil or margarine, for the purpose of eating. ... In Spanish, cecina means meat that has been salted and dried by means of air, sun or smoke. The word comes either from the latin siccus (dry) or from the celtic ciercina related to modern Spanish cierzo or Northern wind. ...


An enchilada topped with fried eggs may be called enchilada montada (the eggs are mounted, montada, on top). Other adjectives may be used to describe the recipe origin, eg: enchilada tapatia would be a recipe from Jalisco. Jalisco is one of the states of the United Mexican States (Mexico). ...


An enchilada made with bean sauce rather than chile sauce is called an enfrijolada (from frijol, bean)


Since this is a very simple dish to prepare, the phrase "estas no son enchiladas" (these are not enchiladas) is used, tongue in cheek, in Mexico City to refer to something that is not simple. This phrase is commonly used in response to impatient complaints. The enchilada also has its place in English slang, in the phrase "the whole enchilada," which means simply "an easy plateau." Nickname: Location of Mexico City in central Mexico Coordinates: , Country Mexico Federal entity Federal District Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded (as Tenochtitlan) c. ...


American, or Southwestern Style Enchiladas are a bit different and varied. Most begin with corn tortillas, used raw, instead of fried in oil, and are stacked flat. From there, the differences begin. In blander variations, they are placed in a caserole dish, and alternately layered with cooked, parcelled chicken breast, chili strips, and grated Cheddar and Monterey Jack Cheese. All of this is covered with cream of chicken soup and topped with grated cheese, and the whole thing is baked uncovered until done. When served, a generous stack is placed in the center of the plate, and a ring of shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes is added around the serving. Wikibooks Cookbook has an article on Monterey Jack Cheese Monterey Jack is a type of semi-hard cheese using pasteurized cows’ milk. ...


In a more traditional recipe commonly found in Arizona and New Mexico, the individual tortillas are dipped in red chile sauce and stacked like pancakes, with each layer sprinkled with cheese and minced onion. The stack is then topped off with a fried egg, which is also smothered in red chile. Accompanying side dishes vary according to tastes and tradition.


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Enchilada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (345 words)
However, red enchilada sauce may also be tomato-based with red chiles, while green enchilada sauce is usually made of tomatillos and green chiles.
The enchilada is typically made with a corn (maize) tortilla which is fried briefly in hot lard or oil to soften it, and then dipped in the chosen enchilada sauce.
While enchiladas made with chicken, meat or cheese fillings are very popular (chicken being the most common), vegetables, seafood, eggs, or bananas may also be used.
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Enchilada, which is owned by a company called The Simple Solution, announced its offer on April 28.
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