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Enchiladas[edit | edit source]
Ingredients[edit | edit source]
- 6 dried ancho chilies
- 1 - 2 cups boiling water
- 6 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped, OR
- 2 cups canned Roma tomatoes, drained and chopped
- 1/2 cup onions, diced
- 1 tsp. garlic, finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp. epazote, crumbled
- 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 5 Tbs. olive oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup cream OR half-and-half
- 6 chorizo sausages, skinned and chopped, OR
- 3/4 lb. spiced pork, chicken or turkey sausage, skinned and chopped
- 1 cup queso blanco crumbled, OR Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
- 12 tortillas
- 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
Procedure[edit | edit source]
- Soak the chilies in boiling water for 30 minutes.
- Wearing gloves, stem, seed and cut them into small pieces.
- Put the chilies and 1 cup of soaking water in a blender and purée at high speed for 20 seconds.
- Add the tomatoes, onions, garlic, epazote, sugar, salt and black pepper and blend to a smooth purée.
- In a frying pan, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and heat over high heat for 3 minutes.
- Pour in the tomato sauce and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Remove from the heat.
- In a small bowl, beat the eggs with the cream or half-and-half until well blended.
- Slowly pour the egg and cream into the pan with the sauce, stirring constantly.
- Cover and set aside.
- In another frying pan, fry the sausage meat over moderate heat for 5 minutes or so, until they are lightly browned.
- With a slotted spoon, remove the sausage from the skillet and drain on paper towels. Discard the fat in the frying pan.
- Place the sausages in a small bowl and stir in three tablespoons of sauce and ½ a cup of cheese.
- Heat the oven to 350ºF.
- In a heavy frying pan, fry the tortillas, one at a time, in very hot olive oil as follows.
- Dip a tortilla in the tomato sauce.
- Fry for a minute each side in the pan.
- Remove the tortilla to a warm plate and place about ¼ cup of sausage mixture in the centre.
- Roll up the tortilla with the filling inside.
- Place tortillas in a baking dish , seam side down.
- Pour the rest of the tomato sauce over them.
- Sprinkle the top with the green onions and ½ cup cheese.
- Bake for about 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the top has browned lightly.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Always wear glove when handling hot chillies and do not touch your face or eyes when doing so.
- 3 cups of leftover cooked chicken or pork may be substituted for the sausage, in which case do not brown it but add it to the tomato sauce directly.