Intro: Irish Mom's Enchiladas
This my mom. She makes pretty good enchiladas. Here is how you do it.
Step 1: Compras En Trader Joe
Take yourself to my second home, the big TJ and buy all the ingredients you need:
- 2-4 chicken breasts depending on size
- 1 can of black beans
- Your favorite cheese (please pick an appropriate cheese for the dish... not brie or something fancy)
- 6-8 tortillas depending on size (not the brown wheaty kind. They do not roll well)
- 1 bottle enchilada sauce
- Green onions, cilantro, avocado, etc (optional garnishes)
Step 2: Precalentar El Horno
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
Please remember to complete this step. You will waiting a long time, longingly looking at your cold enchiladas while you wait for the oven to heat.
Step 3: Manos Limipas
Clean those puppies. You don't want to infect yourself or your beloved diners.
Step 4: Hornear Y Triturar El Pollo
Seasoning two chicken breasts with salt, garlic, pepper, and cumin. If spicy is your thing, feel free to add more spices.
Bake your chicken for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
Then, shred it up and set it aside.
Step 5: Coge Tus Tortillas
Take your tortillas and fill them up one by one with the shredded chicken, Be generous.
Step 6: Frijol Hasta
Add the black beans on top of the chicken. This is an optional step. If you don't like beans, don't add them. But they are delicious and nutritious and add great pizzazz.
Step 7: Agregar El Queso
Next, you should shred your cheese. My mom uses this kind or jack cheese. You do not have to do that. Pick your favorite queso that would make sense in an enchilada (aka not brie or blue).
Step 8: Añadir La Salsa
Then, add your enchilada sauce.
Roll your enchiladas and lay them side by side in a baking dish. Add more sauce and cheese on top.
Step 9: En El Horno
Pop those puppies into your preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until cheese has melted and the enchiladas are hot.
Step 10: Comer
Now, you may eat them and marvel at their mediocre beauty. Thanks Ma!