Enchiladas with a unique garlic flair, unlike any other enchilada I have ever tasted. The house smells WONDERFUL when these are baking. Although they do take some time to prepare, the work is definitely worth the reward! The ingredients are mostly things that you probably already have stocked in the cupboard. (Cook time includes stovetop and baking times)
I printed this off Ortega's web-site. The creator was a finalist in their 2002 cooking contest. It is REALLY good and really easy. My additions are a can of hominy (because I love it!) and shredded Monty Jack to top the soup. Great with tortilla chips!
My mother gave me this recipe. She found it while clipping coupons. It is from S&W. This is the best stew I have ever eaten and my family requests me to make it quite frequently. It has become a "comfort food" for us. Perfect to make if you have leftovers after baking a large turkey or chicken. Can be made vegetarian or vegan if desired.
Many people here in the US call them 'Taquitos' they are basically corn tortillas rolled up with, in this case chicken. In this recipe I am also putting cheese in them so that the chicken stays in the tortilla when you are frying them.
You can fry them in a skillet with about an inch of oil or you can go with a deep fryer which in my opinion much easier and goes faster. But if you don't have a deep fryer simply do it in a deep frying pan and roll the 'flauta' with a fire resistant tongs carefully so you don't splash the oil and burn yourself.
I use wooden toothpicks to keep the 'Flautas' closed while frying. Simply place the toothpick on the flap of the tortilla like you would a pin when you are holding two fabrics together when you are going to sew them together.
This Flautas are best eaten along with Refried Bean, Rice, and Guacamole. And of course a side salad if you want to eat something not deep fried or refried =P
Note: the prep time is not counting the preparation of boiling and shredding your chicken that takes about 45 minutes depending on how much you are making and how long you wait for it to cool down before shredding it.
Having grown up with these, I didn't realize that most folks have never heard of a wet burrito. It is a meat and bean (or all meat or all bean) burrito with a spicy gravy and cheese on top. They are available here in many restaurants, and no self respecting bar would be without one on the menu, lol! Once you try them, you'll never go back to "dry" burritos again! Don't let the long list of directions scare you, these are easy!
I found a recipe on Recipezaar.com called "Gringo Casserole" which was very good, but I got the idea to make it more like my favorite Mexican dish; chicken fajitas. My whole family loves this dish and it's very easy to make.
I was looking for a different way to use up some ricotta cheese in my fridge. I found this recipe on Meals.com and modified it slightly. I like Mexican food and quite enjoyed this dish. It was also quite easy to make. You can make it as spicy as you would like to suite your taste.
I literally live on this in the summer when tomatoes are garden-ripe! I prefer this to cooked salsa, and I really load up on the cilantro. Of course, you can adjust the heat and any other ingredient as you wish, but this is the basic recipe. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
This is my "signature" dish. Always get raves on them. They are a bit time consuming, especially if you decide to make your own Pico de Gallo and Guacamole, but well worth it. I sip on a margarita to make the experience most authentic!
I find that I barely have enough cream sauce, you might consider doubling it for ease.
Here is a recommendation for the order of prepping things...
*Start chiles soaking (30 minutes)
*Cook chicken (I just boil chicken thighs in chicken stock...they need to cool before you can shred the meat)
*Butter 13x9x2 baking dish
*Preheat oven to 350°F
*Slice and sauté mushrooms
*Cook and eat (and drink Margarita)!