Mi Abuelita Enchiladas - My Granny Enchiladas




Hello there

This is gonna be an instructable for real enchiladas, just as "Mi abuelita" does it.

The whole dish was prepared for under $20 and last for at least 4 people to eat.

The cooking time was about one hour.

Step 1: Ingredients

  • 0.5 pounds of Guajillo Chili.
  • 0.1 pounds of Wide Chili.
  • 1 medium tomatillo.
  • 2 pounds of Manchego Cheese.
  • 2 pounds of Tortilla.
  • a clove of garlic
  • half a cup of cooking oil
  • a pinch of sugar, this is the secret ingredient.

Step 2: Stove Preparation

this is not necessary, but enchiladas tend to be very messy, and if you don't want to clean kitchen for a long period of time, this is a useful advice.

cover the stove in aluminium foil, that way, when your enchiladas are ready, you just have to remove the aluminium foil.

very clever tip, for very clever people.

Step 3: Chili Preparation

First you have to cut the chili tails and remove the seeds.
once chili is clean, put it in a pot with water, and put it in low fire, no stirring needed.
first guajillo and let the water boil for about two minutes.
then add the clove of garlic.
then wide chili, make sure it's clean too.
and finally the tomatillo.
when everthing is in the pot, let the water boil for about three to five minutes more.

Step 4: Chili Preparation II

so, now you have all ingredients blended into a red and delicious pulp, is time to strain it.

put a little portion in a strainer and gently stir with a spoon until the strainer just contains the solid part of the pulp.

this step is real important, because, if you let that solid part (mainly chili peel) enchiladas will cause you some gases and tortilla texture will not be the best one.

Step 5: Tortilla Cooking

now, on some saucepan, put the oil to heat.

when the oil is ready... lets the fun begin.

first wet your tortilla into the sauce, bot sides must be covered with the sauce, removing the excess, then put the covered tortilla to fry into the oil, this is a quick step, usually 20 to 30 secs on each side, remove when its done, now to the filling

Step 6: Filling Tortilla With Cheese

put some grated cheese in the tortilla

roll tortilla to make enchilada

and repeat this step as long as you have tortillas, chili and cheese

Step 7: Dish Presentation

Add some rice, and a salad, and you will be ready to eat this real mexican enchiladas

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    4 years ago

    looks delicious! when you put the tomatillo in, do you cut it open when putting it in with the chili's?

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    4 years ago

    thanks for your fantastic recepie?! what exactly is tortilla!?! . . . can i make it by myself!?!

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    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Your welcome!

    A tortilla is a type of thin flatbread made from finely ground wheat flour. maybe here on instructables you can find one to make it, or i will post one in a few weeks

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