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Authentic Enchiladas Recipe



Enchiladas are a classic Mexican dish bursting flavor and warmth. This recipe will guide you through the steps to create delicious enchiladas from scratch. From the homemade sauce to the perfectly rolled tortillas, this recipe will ensure an authentic and satisfying dining experience.




Ingredients:

- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

- 1 onion, finely chopped

- 2 cloves garlic, minced

- 2 teaspoons ground cumin

- 2 teaspoons chili powder

- 1 teaspoon dried oregano

- 1/2 teaspoon salt

- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

- 2 cups tomato sauce

- 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth

- 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken (or your choice of protein)

- 12 corn tortillas

- 2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a blend)

- Optional toppings: chopped fresh cilantro, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, sour cream


Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.


2. In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until translucent, approximately 5 minutes. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.


3. Add the ground cumin, chili powder, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper to the skillet. Stir well to combine and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.



4. Pour in the tomato sauce and chicken or vegetable broth. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook for about 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.


5. In a separate bowl, mix the shredded chicken with a small amount of the sauce, ensuring the chicken is well coated.


6. Warm the corn tortillas by wrapping them in a damp towel and microwaving for 20-30 seconds until pliable. This step prevents them from breaking during rolling.



7. Spoon a generous amount of sauce onto the bottom of the prepared baking dish.


8. Take a tortilla and place a small amount of the chicken mixture and a sprinkle of shredded cheese down the center. Roll the tortilla tightly and place it seam-side down in the baking dish. Repeat this step with the remaining tortillas, arranging them side by side.


9. Pour the remaining sauce over the enchiladas, ensuring they are fully covered. Sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese on top.



10. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Then, remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.


11. Once cooked, remove the enchiladas from the oven and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.


12. Serve the enchiladas hot, garnishing with optional toppings such as chopped fresh cilantro, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, and sour cream.


Conclusion:

These homemade enchiladas are a perfect combination of tender tortillas, savory filling, and flavorful sauce. With just a few simple steps, you can recreate this authentic Mexican dish and delight your taste buds. Serve them as a main course with a side of Mexican rice and refried beans for


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