As you enjoy summer outings with friends and family, you may crave a good meal…
Looking for your next favorite Mexican dish? Try enchiladas the next time you visit our restaurant. Enchiladas are a staple of Mexican cuisine, and it’s easy to see why they’re so popular. With their savory fillings and flavorful sauces, they make for a delicious meal that can be enjoyed by everyone. Below is a little background on enchiladas and why they are among the best Mexican dishes you can find.
History of Enchiladas
Enchiladas have been around for hundreds of years, with the earliest known recipe appearing in Mexico City in 1821. The dish made its first appearance in the United States in 1885, according to World Food and Wine. However, the concept of wrapping ingredients in a tortilla dates all the way back to the Aztecs. The word enchilada means “in chile.” The classic dish consists of rolled tortillas filled with cheese or other ingredients like chicken or beef, then baked and topped with sauce. Over time, different regions have adapted their own versions of the dish to suit local tastes.
No matter which type of enchilada you choose to enjoy, these dishes all share a few key ingredients. Tortillas are typically made from corn or flour and stuffed with a variety of fillings like beef or chicken mixed with spices like chili powder, cumin, and oregano for added flavor. A variety of cheeses like cheddar, Monterey Jack, or queso fresco can also be added for a creamy texture. Finally, the dish is typically topped with a savory sauce, such as salsa roja or mole poblano.
Many Different Types of Enchiladas
No matter what you’re taste buds are seeking, there’s a type of enchilada for you. For vegetarians, there are enchiladas filled with vegetables like potatoes or beans and topped with tomatillo sauce or pico de gallo. If you’re looking for something heartier, try an enchilada made with beef and topped with spicy chili sauce or a rich mole sauce. Cheese enchiladas are also popular and can be topped with different sauces like enchilada sauce or ranchero sauce.
Enchiladas are the perfect dish to enjoy when you’re looking to indulge in the best Mexican cuisine. Whether you prefer your enchiladas vegetarian, beefy, cheesy, or somewhere in between, there’s something for everyone! Come visit our restaurant soon to try out all of our delicious enchilada recipes.