New Mexican flat enchiladas are a delicious and traditional dish that is easy to make at home. The key to making great enchiladas is to use fresh ingredients and take your time to layer the flavours. Here is a recipe for making New Mexican flat enchiladas that serves four people:
- 8 corn tortillas
- 2 cups of shredded cooked chicken or beef
- 2 cups of red or green enchilada sauce
- 1 cup of grated cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
- 1/2 cup of diced onions
- 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/4 cup of chopped fresh jalapeños (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large skillet, heat the enchilada sauce over medium heat.
- Dip each tortilla in the sauce, coating both sides, and place them in a baking dish.
- Spread the shredded chicken or beef on top of the tortillas.
- Sprinkle the diced onions, cilantro, and jalapeños (if using) over the meat.
- Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the top of the enchiladas.
- Sprinkle the grated cheese over the enchiladas.
- Bake the enchiladas in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the enchiladas are heated through.
- Serve the enchiladas with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of chopped cilantro.
It is important to note that the traditional New Mexican enchiladas are made with a red or green chile sauce instead of a traditional enchilada sauce. You can make it at home by rehydrating dried chiles and blending them with garlic, onion, and chicken broth. Also, you can use pork or even beans as the filling instead of chicken or beef.
Enjoy your homemade New Mexican flat enchiladas with a cold beer or a glass of iced tea and enjoy the unique taste of this delicious dish.