All this margarita talk has got me craving Mexican food! While I love a delicious bowl of guacamole and an addictive queso, my all-time favorite Mexican dish is tacos. Salmon tacos, beef tacos, chicken tacos — I don't discriminate against certain proteins. Hard tacos, soft tacos: what's not to love about this versatile dish that can be filled and topped with an endless array of ingredients? On the eve of National Margarita Day, I want to know: what's your preferred order at a Mexican restaurant?
Getting creative with leftovers this week and making Sour Cream Chicken Enchinachos — all the flavors of the full-size enchilada in a finger food!
Although chicken enchiladas can sometimes be heavy, this recipe lightens the classic Tex-Mex favorite. The filling is a mixture of mushrooms, red peppers, onions, fresh herbs, and sautéed chicken chunks. Skim-milk ricotta cheese binds the stuffing together, and whole-wheat tortillas make the meal more fit-friendly. To save time, use a store-bought enchilada sauce. For a fiesta-inspired feast, serve with guacamole, sour cream, and salsa. Get the uncomplicated recipe by reading more.
Chicken enchiladas aren't always a fast and easy dinner option, but with a few adjustments, you can surprise your family by serving them as an indulgent midweek meal. Cut extra time by using cubed pieces of already-cooked chicken and pre-grated cheese, and you'll have the steaming casserole in literally 30 minutes. Having friends over for the weekend? Impress a crowd with enchiladas made from slow-cooked layers of poached chicken, homemade enchilada sauce, and roasted pepper salsa. A recipe for either occasion, when you read more.
Instead of baking them, the eggs are cooked in a spicy enchilada sauce. Topped with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of sharp cheese, these Mexican-inspired eggs are one uncomplicated, but wildly gratifying meal.
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Just because Cinco de Mayo falls on a Tuesday this year doesn't mean you can't entertain! I've got a delicious menu that consists of fast, yet flavorful Mexican dishes. Invite friends over for an early celebration this weekend, or wait until Tuesday evening to party on the actual date.
Start by taking some help from the store and purchase your favorite brand of guacamole and fresh tomato salsa. Supplement these dips with a quick homemade black bean salsa seasoned with garlic and jalapenos. For the main course, serve chicken enchiladas with creamy green sauce. If you're really pressed for time, make the enchiladas with a rotisserie chicken.
While the enchiladas bake, throw together a scrumptious side dish in the form of a festive watermelon and papaya salad with tequila vinaigrette. Sound delicious? Wait until you read the recipes — your mouth will be watering! Check them out now: read more
Can't wait for Thanksgiving? This Tex-Mex-style meal is for you! It uses classic Thanksgiving ingredients to create a lasagna-like dish. Turkey is tossed with stir-fried vegetables, enchilada sauce, and cranberry sauce. The mixture is layered with cheese between corn tortillas before being baked until crisp and gooey. This dish is also a great way to transform leftovers. Feel free to substitute chicken for the turkey, if that's what you have on hand. To look at the recipe, read more
Can't make your way to Mexico? Take a hiatus with a Monterrey-inspired meal. While the basic chicken enchilada recipe calls for salsa verde, which often already includes roasted poblano chiles, the second recipe requires roasting the peppers yourself. Don't be intimidated by the task —it's as simple as holding the poblanos for a few minutes over a flame and then peeling off the charred skin — but this roasting technique adds another complex layer of flavor to an already delicious dish. To get both recipes, read more
Use the elements left over from last night's bean and roasted corn salad to make a platter of oozing enchiladas. The salad acts as the filling for the enchiladas and the mango salsa tops the finished dish.
These exceptional enchiladas are perfect for a vegetarian Cinco de Mayo celebration. If you don't have a leftover corn and bean salad, the recipe details how to make it from scratch. To see how it's done, read more
When I decided to write about enchiladas for last night's Sunday Dinner, I wasn't totally sure how I would spin them into Monday's Leftovers. You could always reheat them and enjoy them again, however I was hoping to find something a little more exciting. One of the things I thought of — I haven't tried it, but I thought it could be interesting — was to puree the remaining enchiladas (only if they were prepared meatless) and use it as a sauce for either a homemade pizza or a pasta sauce. I thought something like that might be great accompanying a scramble. What do you think? How would you turn leftover enchiladas into something new? Tell us your ideas in the comments below.