The best enchiladas in Mexico

Mexican enchiladas and their ingredients

Get to work and prepare the best enchiladas you can imagine. If you’ve already tried the dish everyone’s talking about, ceviche, you might want to add another rich and tasty dish to your repertoire. Let’s get started!

What are enchiladas

Enchiladas are a dish of poultry meat, cheese, corn tortillas and dipped in a usually spicy sauce.

Ingredients for the preparation of the Mexican enchiladas recipe

  • Meat
  • Onion
  • Parsley
  • Garlic
  • Spices
  • Bell pepper
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Oregano
  • Vinegar
  • Tomato sauce

Enchiladas potosinas

The creator was Cristina Jalomo. They are called enchiladas potosinas because she lived in the city of San Luis Potosi, more specifically in the municipality of Soledad. We recommend that if you have not yet visited them, take a tour of the huasteca potosina.

This dish was an accidental discovery, as she was making a nixtamal dough and made a mistake in the preparation. When he saw that his family liked these quesadillas so much, he started selling them to the townspeople. What follows is history.

Mexican Enchiladas

The most patriotic enchiladas, as they are combined with those covered with green, red and cream sauces, thus creating the different colors of the Mexican flag.

Mining Enchiladas

They are believed to originate from Guanajuato, one of the most populated cities in Mexico. They are made with corn tortillas and guajillo chile sauce. Then they are fried, stuffed with cheese, onion and lettuce.

Green Enchiladas

The green enchiladas have that characteristic colored sauce because they have tomato and green chile as the main ingredient. They are usually filled with vegetables, meat, minced meat and are accompanied by cream, onion and cheese.

Red Enchiladas

The red enchiladas are bathed in a sauce that usually contains a mixture of tomato and dried chile. The ingredients inside are usually meat, potatoes, cheese, beans, among others.

Original Mexican red enchiladas

Bean Enchiladas

They are also called enfrijoladas, and have a sauce made from beans stewed with avocado leaves. They are fried in oil and served with cheese, cream, onion and the special sauce.

Swiss Enchiladas

Its origin dates back to the time of Maximilian of Habsburg in the 19th century, whose butler had to go to Mexico. There he worked in the kitchen and created these Swiss enchiladas, with green sauce, cream and grilled cheese.

Mole Enchiladas

The main characteristic of these enchiladas is that they are covered with mole poblano, a typical sauce.

Restaurants to visit in Cancun

If reading about the different types of enchiladas in Mexico has made you hungry, we are going to recommend you several restaurants located in Cancun that you will not forget.

Oasis, hotel chain of the fantastic hotels in Cancun, offers the best gastronomic options in the restaurants Careyes, Benazuza, Maki-taco, The White Box, among others.

Don’t miss the incredible dishes prepared by the best professionals and the unique fusions that will undoubtedly surprise you. Book a room and experience unique experiences during your Cancun vacation.

About the Author
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