Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Red Chile Enchiladas

red chile enchiladas

Confession: I don't think I was particularly enthused about enchiladas until I met my husband. I didn't dislike them, but I certainly didn't crave them. Obviously things have changed and I was finally able to convince B to share his finely-tuned recipe with the world.

For this recipe, you will need:

  2 tablespoons olive oil
  1 medium onion chopped
  3-4 large cloves garlic, chopped
  2 tablespoons flour
  4 cups water
  4-5 teaspoons New Mexico red chile powder* (B uses half medium-hot and half mild, but you can adjust to your tastes)
  1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  1 teaspoon salt
  1/2 teaspoon sugar
  1 lb hamburger
  corn tortillas
  grated Mexican cheese blend
  lettuce, tomato, onions, chopped

**Here are few options if you have to order it, like we do.

In a large, high-sided pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and saute until soft, but not browned. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add flour, stirring constantly, and heat for 2-3 minutes until golden brown and you have created a light roux. Add water, chile powder, garlic powder, and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 15-20 minutes.

Remove sauce from heat. Using a hand-mixer or food processor, puree sauce until smooth.

Return to heat, add sugar, and adjust seasoning to taste. Let simmer until slightly thickened.

Brown hamburger in skillet with salt and pepper. Fry tortillas in batches in olive oil or vegetable oil until golden, but not crisp. Pat tortillas with paper towels to remove excess oil.

To make enchiladas, layer one tortilla with layer of hamburger, ladle sauce, sprinkle cheese, layer another tortilla, add more sauce and cheese - feel free to add as many layers as you want! Heat in microwave until melted. Sprinkle with as much fresh lettuce, tomato, and onion as you desire and enjoy!

red chile enchiladas

28 comments:

Sarah said...

Looks delish!! Can't wait to try it :)

kimvee said...

This looks delicious & I love your outfit in the previous post from 4th of July :)

xoxo,
kimvee
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Gal Meets Glam said...

yummm those look so good!

xo Julia
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Steffys Pros and Cons said...

these look AMAZING!!

<3 steffy
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The Girlie Blog said...

Looks yummy and refreshing!

stylefyles said...

these look great! thanks for sharing!!!!!

Natalie said...

This looks so good! I get tired of tacos so this is a great alternative.

Amy said...

This looks yummy. I can't wait for my next BBQ!

RosaLovesDC said...

That looks incredibly delicious. I heart enchiladas.

Bad Taste Toast said...

Hhmmm I'm hungry, these photos make me drool now ;D

Lydia said...

OMG delish, def making these.

Anna G said...

I love it when you and B share your recipes. Those look so yummy. I love cooking Mexican food!

Elizabeth said...

I'm totally going to try out this recipe! Looks delicious!

jess said...

It looks yummy and sounds simple to make.

Carolyn said...

mmm knew i'd like the post as soon as i saw the title!

kcomekarolina said...

cute!!!


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K.
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ooh my husband's favorite! I didn't realize how simple the sauce is and will definitely try your husband's recipe (hmm and now where to find New Mexico Chile powder in Asia...)

xoxo,

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Emma said...

Ohh yummy want some!!! :D

xo Emma

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Michelle of Chellbellz said...

That was the only thing that scared me from making these. The sauce, my mom who doesn't even deserve to be in the kitchen use to throw tomato sauce with nothing else on them and call them enchiladas. It wasn't under i went out to eat once when i was younger and tasted them and thought okay what was my mother thinking. These look so yummy though! I may have to try these and teach my mom a thing of two hahaha.


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Michelle of Chellbellz said...

That was the only thing that scared me from making these. The sauce, my mom who doesn't even deserve to be in the kitchen use to throw tomato sauce with nothing else on them and call them enchiladas. It wasn't under i went out to eat once when i was younger and tasted them and thought okay what was my mother thinking. These look so yummy though! I may have to try these and teach my mom a thing of two hahaha.


http://www.chellbellz.com

Michelle of Chellbellz said...

That was the only thing that scared me from making these. The sauce, my mom who doesn't even deserve to be in the kitchen use to throw tomato sauce with nothing else on them and call them enchiladas. It wasn't under i went out to eat once when i was younger and tasted them and thought okay what was my mother thinking. These look so yummy though! I may have to try these and teach my mom a thing of two hahaha.


http://www.chellbellz.com

Bad Joan said...

These look delicious! Definitely going to try them.

http://www.badjoan.blogspot.com

fashioneggpplant said...

this was all i ate while i was pregnant with my daughter! :P

CHOUCHOU-ROBINE said...

It's looks very yummy!

xoxo Robine @
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Sabrina T. said...

wow this plate is soo perfect..i'll try it soon!:)i'v seen the other posts and i love your style in wearing girl!
maybe we could follow each other..what do you say??let me know:)
kiss

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Noelani said...

Looks delicious and perfect for summer. The dish is so colorful, it is just a feast for the eyes, though sure to be more tasty when actually tasted;)

Delane said...

Yum I love enchiladas!

Sarah said...

These look so good! I love enchiladas!

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