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Enchiladas, How To Make Good Enchilada Suizas

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When you ask someone for their favorite Mexican dish you will probably get a few different answers. You will hear burrito, tacos, menudo and chile rellenos. But, the most popular one you will almost certainly hear is enchiladas. That statement brings to question, “How to make good enchiladas?”.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with an enchilada here is a brief description.  An enchilada is a tortilla, usually corn, wrapped around a filling. The filing can be chicken, beans, potatoes, sea food or any other filling that you can think of. The tortilla is then topped with a chili sauce. After being baked, the enchilada is usually served with a side of rice and beans.

People are always looking for good enchilada recipes.  The same recipe usually circulates around. Instead of giving you a basic enchilada recipe that everyone will have, we will be giving you an Enchilada Suizas recipe. Enchilada Suizas are Swiss style enchiladas.

This enchilada derived from the Swiss immigrants in Mexico that produced their own cheese and cream. The enchilada suizas are topped with cheese and crema, also known as sour cream.

To make this recipe easier, we will be using Del Real Foods Pork Chile Verde as a filling.  We will also be using Del Real Foods Rice and Beans as the side dishes.

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Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 35-40 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1- 32oz Del Real Foods Chile Verde
  • 2- Cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2/3- Cup each: sour cream or crema and sliced green onions, divided
  • 2- 21/4oz cans sliced black olives, drained, divided
  • 24- corn tortillas, heated
  • 2- 19oz cans green enchilada sauce
  • 1- 24oz package Del Real Refried Beans

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray two 11x7x2-inch baking dishes with cooking spray; set aside. Pour Del Real Foods Chile Verde with green sauce into a large bowl. Using two forks pull apart the chunks of pork into loose shreds; blend well. Add 1 1/2 cups Jack cheese, 1/3 cup of sour cream & green onions and 1 1/2 can of olives; blend well. Place about 1/3 cup filling down the center of each tortilla. Roll to close and place enchiladas, seam side down, into prepared baking dishes. Pour the enchilada sauce over the enchiladas. Cover and bake for 35- to 40 minutes or until heated through. In the last 5 minutes of baking, sprinkle with remaining cheese, green onions and black olives down the center of the enchiladas. Dollop each enchilada with remaining sour cream and serve with a side of Del Real Foods Refried Beans and Rice. Makes 12 to 24 servings

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