By MommyMakes on April 10, 2005
Photo by Sandi (From CA)
Photo by Sandi (From CA)
"Authentic enchilada recipe from San Antonio. The Enchilada Gravy recipe will make 3 quarts so use as much as you like then refrigerate or freeze the rest. Cook time includes time to make Enchilada Gravy and Chili con Carne. Prep time is the time to make the Enchiladas. Enchiladas can be frozen fully assembled then thawed and heated in the oven. This recipe looks complicated but it is so easy, just throw everything into two pots and simmer while rolling up the tortillas! Substitute store-bought enchilada sauce for the Tex-Mex lovers, the enchilada gravy is some heavy stuff!"
Serving Size: 1 (614 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"ok i saw someone ^^^^^^^ say they where not good .. maybe they did not know how to follow directions .. because we are a family of 8. And every one loved them. they where s good i made 40 they all flew. super good .i did have to add more chili powder and salt but that is normal when u are following a home recipe. your directions where right on. thanks for a wonderful dinner ........"
"I live near San Antonio and have eaten Los Barrios a number of times. I have made this recipe two or three times. DH and I liked it and the in-laws (living several states away from good tex-mex) really enjoyed it. As another reviewer commented, the enchilada gravy IS bland and isn't intended to stand on it's own. For a spicier, more interesting sauce, I suggest a ranchera. I made the gravy and decided not to use it for a few days. If stored, plan on needing to warm it up and thin it with water. I cooked the chili longer to develop the flavor more. Depending on your tastes, you may want a little less chili powder. If you don't have pico de gallo, you can top this with regular picante sauce, like Pace's, or fresh, chopped tomato. I recommend sour cream and guacamole on the side. Delicioso!"
"I'm reserving stars on this one. My husband really liked these but honestly, I did not care for them at all. There is a lot of flour in the gravy which made it much too thick and really put me off. Even with good chili powder, the gravy is very mild. I would reduce the flour and increase the chili powder to fit my tastes. I also thought there was way too much meat in the dish. Omitted the beans and used more like 12 corn tortillas. Made a half recipe of the enchilada gravy and still had too much for a 13x9 pan. I love trying new recipes, though, and appreciate your sharing yours!"
"m a born and raised Texan and l love my tex-mex... I thought this was really good but it make WAY too much gravy and mine was really thick right off the bat... I would do these again but reduce the flower and half the gravy recipe"
"Delicious! I followed the measurements thinking 'that sure is a lot of rue.' I added a little extra oil since 1:2 ratio was too thick to manage. I cooked it until it was almost as dark as milk chocolate. Then thinned it with chicken stock. By the time I had the right gravy consistency, I had lots more than two quarts - just added more chicken stock until it thinned out. Added more of the dry ingredients in the required ratio but I don't think I actually doubled them. It took a lot longer than 30 minutes, but I was getting things ready a day ahead of time. This is by far the best sauce I've ever made and I'll use it often.<br/><br/>The meat was good too. I tripled the recipe and added 3 roasted pablano peppers. With all that sauce we had cheese enchiladas with and without the meat in the gravy. I also rolled the meat into beef enchiladas to top with gravy and cheese. Thank goodness we all love tex-mex, but next time I'll start with half the rue (I've still got a quart left over)."
"I made the gravy part for enchiladas last night. I halved the recipe and think I could have used more water to make the gravy thinner. The spices were right on for my family."
"I haven't made the enchilada portion yet, but my family loves the Chili Con Carne! My DH avoids tomatoes, so this really hit the spot for him."
"Definitely tasted like restaurant enchiladas. Halved the gravy but upped the chili powder and salt. May try broth next time instead of water. Used Co Jack cheese and added chopped onion."
"I have been looking for this recipe for years, thank you for sharing! I would personally add chopped onions either in or on top of the enchiladas. As well, my secret is to use Land O Lakes American cheese. I've only found it in the deli section, (at Walmart recently), and buy it by the block, grate myself. I live in Austin area, and almost asked people in the grocery store today for a recipe! Thank you, you saved me, and we WILL be having enchiladas this week for dinner."
"This was very very good! Thanks for sharing!"
"This recipe is so good. My husband loved the gravy sauce. He covered everything on his plate with it and wanted to know where I got it. I will definitely make this again. I used ground turkey instead of ground beef (I try not to eat beef) and for once my husband didn't even notice that the meat was turkey!"
"My husband wanted to give this 3 stars, but he doesn't have a Zaar account, so I win with my 4. I think he was just bitter because he had to help me cook tonight. You know, Friday night after work, all he wanted to do was eBay... Bah! The gravy here was interesting and I was a little worried when I tasted it alone, but with the enchiladas, it worked well. Like another reviewer, it took us a lot longer to put together and I would probably add chopped onions to the cheese inside as well. I used a medium-heat roasted garlic salsa which I recommend to enhance the flavor. Nice recipe which I'll make again with subtle changes. Thank you!"
"I'm not going to rate this recipe as we only made the enchilada gravy and to be completely honest it was awful. Maybe its just our taste buds but i followed the directions exactly and all we tasted was flour and oil. We have a mexican restaurant in town that serves chili gravy so i thought maybe this would be similiar but it was far from it. Sorry but this didn't go over well with anyone in my family."
"You're an enabler. Thanks to you, I blew my diet again. One day I'm going to diet for 24 hours straight. I cut the sauce in half and we managed to snort all of it up with these awesome enchiladas. I did burn the sauce the first time, so you're right, you gotta be careful. Absolutely delicious beyond words."
"It took me a lot longer to make these enchiladas than the time stated, but the delicious results were well worth it. I halved the gravy sauce ingredient amounts (still ended up with two or three cups extra) and used black beans instead of pintos in the chili con carne. The dish was prepared in advance and refrigerated before baking. My family really enjoyed Los Barrios Mexican Enchiladas. Thanks for a great recipe!"
"This was awesome -- I love the enchilada gravy! I did halve the gravy recipe with no problem. Very easy to put together. Served with rajas con queso and spanish rice. Great dish! Thanks for sharing."
"the reason I didn't review this was i had heart burn for hours after eating this, but otherwise it was good."