Monday, February 1, 2010

My absolute favorite Go-To-Meal!!!

We first saw Chilaquiles (Chee-lah-KEE-less) on Simply Recipes forever ago, and knew we had to make some. If you hate the mess of rolling up your enchiladas, you are gonna love this recipe!

Chilaquiles - our way

Corn Oil
24 Corn Tortillas, quarter into wedges
Salt
1 lg. and 1 sm. cans of Old El Paso Enchilada Sauce, Red and Mild
Garnishes:
Cheddar Cheese
Cotija Cheese or Queso Fresco
Crema Mexicana (or just use regular Sour Cream)
Cilantro, chopped
Red Onion, chopped
Tomatoes, chopped
Avacado, chopped

In a dutch oven, add a good inch or so of corn oil and heat to medium high. When oil is quite hot, add the tortillas, fry until golden brown. Remove tortillas to a paper towel lined plate to soak up excess oil. Sprinkle a little salt on the tortillas. If not eating right away, you can put the tortillas on a cookie sheet in the oven at 175 degrees. Pour your oil off, and wipe your pan clean of any browned bits of tortillas. Add your enchilada sauce to your pan at medium heat, and cook for several minutes. Add your fried tortilla quarters to the sauce. Gently turn over the pieces of tortilla until they are all well coated. Cook for a few minutes more and keep turning over until the tortillas become soft. Remove from heat, and now it's time to add the garnishes of your choice! Serves:4

* I made this for Bunko (12 ladies), and did 60 corn tortillas, and 4 large and 1 small cans of enchilada sauce.

8 comments:

Kim said...

I play bunko too! Isn't it so much fun? This would be such a fun dish to make for the ladies. It looks delicious:D

Katy ~ said...

Yummm... clever. I have not heard of this before, but it certainly does sound and look appealing and delicious. This is a terrific go-to meal!

Kathy said...

Thanks Kim - you're right! I put all the toppings on my island and they each fixed it the way they wanted to. The only time consuming part was frying up 240 little corn tortilla chip triangles!!! It was so worth it though!!! I kept the chips in the oven and they stayed crisp!

Thanks Katy - you'll have to let me know if you give it a try!!!

Simply Life said...

oh that looks delicious!

from my motorhome to yours said...

wow looks great, pam

Velva said...

This is a great dish! A definite keeper. Thanks for sharing.

Sook said...

What a great blog you have here! This dish looks so great. Would love to try it sometime.

Kathy said...

Thanks for stopping by ladies - I hope you come back real soon!!! :O)