When you bring home leftovers from your favorite Mexican restaurant, toss them into the fridge, and when you go to reheat them the next day, there may be anything worse than the tortilla being either chewy and stale or mushy and soggy, chicken or beef dry, and the chips not exactly crunchy. As we understand the disappointment in diving into unsavory leftovers, we at Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant provides a variety of clever ways you can reheat and transform your leftover Mexican food as we serve up delicious and authentic dishes that you can come back to again and again.
How to Reheat Enchiladas So They Aren’t Soggy
Reheating them often turns your favorite Mexican dish into a messy plate of tortilla and fillings, though just the thought of devouring a plate of enchiladas makes us happy. Without overcooking the tortilla leaving it chewy, the key is to heat up the fillings. Just long enough to start warming up the insides and to soften the tortilla, an easy and effective way to achieve this is to put the enchiladas in the microwave for about 30 seconds. At 300 degrees, cover the enchiladas with some tinfoil and slide them into the toaster oven next. While the tinfoil will protect the tortilla, this will slowly continue warming up the filling.
How Do You Keep Meat Moist when Reheating?
Without drying out the chicken, beef, or pork, reheating it can be a challenge, no matter what dish you ordered at our Mexican restaurant. Even when it is covered with authentic chile sauce, dried out pork isn’t very appealing. To give you a plate of leftovers that are nearly as good as the first time, there are several options that are all easy. Try wrapping the dish in foil and letting it warm up slowly in the oven whether you ordered up some tacos, shrimp enchiladas, or a beef brisket burrito. There is a very important step with this option if you need to use a microwave. Get a paper towel damp with warm water, squeeze out any excess water, and wrap the food with the towel before powering on the microwave. You will protect any juices from getting zapped dry as the steam from the water will warm up the meat.
Leftover Skillet Scramble for Breakfast
Try making something completely new if you want to try something different with your leftovers. You can quickly turn your leftovers into a delicious breakfast scramble if you have an egg and an extra tortilla around the house. Add the leftovers to warm them up in a sauté pan. Next, scramble in a couple of eggs. By wrapping it in a warmed tortilla, complete the meal. You can make your own smothered breakfast burrito if you can even ask our Mexican restaurant for a side of our famous red or green chile sauce to take home with you. This works great with our chicken and potato burrito or stuffed sopapilla.
How Do You Make Tortilla Chips Crunchy Again?
Many consider tossing the leftover tortilla chips. Generally, stale chips may sound like they are irreparable. However, to remove any moisture and you’ll have the perfect side to your leftovers, give them about 30 seconds in the microwave.
Authentic Mexican Cuisine in Las Vegas, Nevada (Just Minutes from Summerlin, North LV, Paradise, Lone Mountain & Henderson, NV)
Whether that’s reheating in the oven or coming up with your own creation, our Mexican restaurant wants you to get the most of our authentic food. To enjoy delicious Mexican food in the Las Vegas Valley, check out Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant!