When they crave New Mexican food there are some people who go to their favorite restaurant and order their favorite dish. They always go for what they know they will love and what will certainly satisfy their craving, no matter if its tacos, enchiladas, or chile rellenos. There is often a variety that you can experiment with even if you do have your favorite dish. For example, there is enchiladas verdes, red mole enchiladas, and many more and we at Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant would like to continue on the subject.
Basics of an Enchilada
Covered with a sauce enchilada are tortillas and stuffed with a type of meat essentially.
– Meat: Meat fillings commonly include shrimp, fish, beef, or chicken.
– Sauce: Enchiladas can be topped with either salsa, a type of sauce, or beans. A variety of sauces, like mole, or a cream-based sauce is also used, and they can be red, green, white, or brown.
– Other Fillings: There are cheese or vegetable options for vegetarians.
They can be called something different too, like entomatada, encremada, enmolada, depending on the type of sauce on the enchilada. And depending on what region they are made in, enchiladas can also have different names such as enchiladas poblanas, potosinas, suizas, and more.
Traditional Enchiladas in Other Countries
Honduras: Being fried corn tortillas with ground beef, sauce, lettuce, cheese, and tomato, locals in this country have enchilada hondureña. This is known as a tostada to Mexicans or Americans. You’ll have to ask for tacos catrachos, which are tacos covered in sauce and cheese if you want to order something similar to enchiladas in Honduras.
Costa Rica: You’ll get something that’s closer to an empanada should you order an enchilada here, which is a pastry dough filled with meat.
Guatemala: They are corn tortillas filled with beef, carrots, potatoes, and are covered with lettuce, cilantro, and red sauce and known as enrolladas.
Types of New Mexican Enchiladas
Below are some tasty New Mexican food varieties you can look forward to trying now that you know a little more about enchiladas and are already planning a trip to Guatemala.
Enchiladas Verdes. Give this variety a try if you want a spicy green sauce and tasty fillings. They’re topped with Monterey jack cheese and queso fresco, and this type of enchilada uses anaheim peppers and shredded chicken as a filling typically.
Enchiladas de Chile Ajo. These enchiladas are packed with flavor as a classic in Oaxacan. You’ll get a mouth full of smoky flavor by using guajillo and serrano chiles, and a plethora or other ingredients, including onion, lime, herbs, garlic, and tomatoes, and filled with shredded chicken.
Enfrijoladas. Topped with a deep red sauce made from black beans and arbol peppers, this type of enchilada can be filled with either shredded chicken or chorizo in addition to cheese of topping.