September 26, 2023

This enchilada recipe is tacky, and comforting, and makes a scrumptious casserole to take to anybody who simply had a child, or wants just a little pick-me-up. They’re additionally good to freeze and push forward for busy weeknight dinners!

Hello mates! How’s the week going? We’ve been going via the common faculty routine, + a celebration for my dad’s birthday, and making a child meal for a squadron pal. I’ve made numerous child meals through the years, and that is one in every of my go-to’s!

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It took me FOREVER to share my normal enchilada recipe on the weblog. That is purely unintended. I need to publish it each single time I make them, however they’re eaten shortly and I normally make them at evening, so with the yellow mild, it doesn’t make the prettiest photographs. I made a decision to only publish it with the iPhone photographs I took so that you guys can have it!

That is the recipe I all the time make. The ladies request enchiladas not less than as soon as a month and crush them each time, and it’s my normal child meal. I really feel like perhaps I ought to change up my child meal menu as a result of just about in every single place you look in Tucson, an enchilada stares you within the face. However, if it ain’t broke, don’t repair it. And these beauties positively ain’t broke.

This recipe looks like plenty of steps, however the extra you make it, the better and quicker it occurs. Simply belief the method; it’s value it. Placed on some Juanes radio on Spotify, pour just a little wine, and go for it!  This recipe makes a double batch, so positively make a pan for your self and one to reward to a neighbor, a pal, or somebody with a brand new child (they actually need enchiladas!) or wrap and put it within the freezer. You’ll thank your self later.


The Finest Tacky Bitter Cream Enchiladas

Necessary: rooster and tortillas matter. For the rooster, I all the time use store-bought rotisserie rooster. It has probably the most taste and one of the best texture. The perfect half is that you just don’t waste 100 years grilling and baking your rooster. And don’t even boil it except you need the rooster to style like white, chewy rubber, mmmm ok?

So far as the tortillas go, I attempt to get as near selfmade as doable. After I’m feeling additional, I take advantage of the frozen recent tortillas from Costco. You cook dinner them on the griddle till they’re flippantly golden brown and your entire home will odor amaaaaazing. The perfect half about making your personal: get pleasure from them heat with just a little butter and jam, rolled up, they usually’re just about one of the best factor ever. (We name them “jam issues” in our household and it’s a convention from if you’re about two till perpetually.)

When you don’t have selfmade, don’t fear!! Simply make certain to get those with a paper label on the within (this implies they’re legit) like Alejandro’s model. Additionally, don’t be afraid to really feel the tortillas earlier than you place them in your cart. Ensure that they’re smooth and good! You should use corn tortillas, however I discover that the flour ones give it a greater texture.


(This pic was from a batch I made a few years in the past! They received just a little toasty below the broiler.)

Right here’s the recipe! I hope you like it.

The Finest Tacky Bitter Cream Enchiladas Recipe


The Finest Tacky Bitter Cream Enchiladas

These are savory and creamy inexperienced chili and bitter cream enchiladas. Make these upfront to get pleasure from later within the week, or share them with mates who simply had a child! I hope you like these.

  • Writer: Gina Harney // The Fitnessista
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Prepare dinner Time: half-hour
  • Whole Time: 50 minutes
  • Class: Mexican meals
  • Methodology: Casseroles
  • Delicacies: Mexican

2 rotisserie chickens, shredded (this IS a rooster enchiladas recipe however you can additionally use floor beef)

1620 recent flour tortillas

2 small cans of gentle inexperienced chilies (8 oz whole)

1 heaping teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon cumin

4 cloves of garlic

4 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup flour

32 oz rooster broth

8 oz bitter cream

5 oz crimson enchilada sauce (1/2 can)- That is elective however provides superior taste to the sauce

32 oz Mexican shredded cheese

Salt and pepper

Chopped recent cilantro, to garnish

Place the shredded rooster into a big bowl. Preheat the oven to 375 and seize two 13×10 inch casserole dishes.

Warmth a big saucepan to medium. Add a splash of olive oil, the garlic, and inexperienced chilies, and stir till aromatic, 1-2 minutes.

Add the oregano, cumin, and butter, and permit the butter to soften utterly.

Stir within the flour and cook dinner for about 1 minute (to do away with the flour style), then whisk within the broth. Convey the warmth as much as excessive, till effervescent, and proceed to whisk. When there aren’t any lumps, take away them from the warmth. Stir within the bitter cream and whisk till clean. Stir within the crimson enchilada sauce. Season nicely with salt and pepper.

Add a few tablespoons of the bitter cream combination to the rooster and a few handfuls of cheddar cheese. This isn’t actual; you simply need the rooster to be moist and tacky.

Ladle some sauce onto the underside of every baking dish – simply sufficient to cowl the underside.

Warmth your tortillas within the microwave for 20-30 seconds, till smooth.

Begin with one tortilla and fill with rooster alongside the center portion of the tortilla. You don’t need to add an excessive amount of rooster; simply add sufficient for a serving. Roll up the tortilla and place seam-side down within the casserole dish. Proceed with the remainder of the tortillas and rooster. You’ll have 8-10 enchiladas in every pan.

Cowl the enchiladas with sauce, ensuring that no tortilla is left uncovered. Subsequent, cowl utterly with cheese. Be tremendous beneficiant right here. 🙂

Cowl the casseroles with foil and bake for half-hour till effervescent. To brown the cheese, take away the foil and broil for 2-3 minutes (simply keep watch over it).

Serve with recent chopped cilantro on high!

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I all the time pack these up with salsa, chips, selfmade guac, On the spot Pot Mexican Rice, and refried beans (these want their one publish, too!), and for this specific child meal, I added a margarita combine, bottle of tequila, and some limes. 😉

What’s your favourite consolation meals? In case your pal has a child, what’s your go-to meal recipe? I’m all the time searching for new concepts! I additionally like to make lactation cookies for brand spanking new mamas, too.

Completely satisfied Monday!