Do you have a weakness for a certain ethnic food? Mine is Mexican food. And, I am lucky that my family loves Mexican food. So I love to make southwest food for a feast for family and friends. Especially enchiladas. To me, enchiladas are an iconic south-of-the-border food, which actually dates back to the Aztecs. They are the perfect blend of spicy, cheesy savory goodness rolled into a tortilla.
Several years ago, I discovered an easy way to make enchiladas for a crowd. They are so simple, you can even make them on a weeknight. And, I love this new style of making enchiladas for one more reason: EVERYBODY PUTS THEIR OWN ENCHILADA STACK TOGETHER. There is never any whining about what's in the enchiladas, because each person chooses! Fabulous!!! To make them an easy but festive holiday food, we prepare all the components and have a Make-Your-Own Stacked Enchilada feast!
This is a fabulous and festive event! Just set out bowls of grated cheese, spiced cooked diced or shredded meats (shredded rotisserie chicken is one of our favorites) and anything else you like to fill your enchiladas with. Then, saute corn tortillas until just soft in butter or oil. Stack them on a plate. Have a pan of simmering enchilada sauce on the stove and let everyone set one corn tortilla on their plate and then slather it with sauce. Top with desired filling. Repeat as many times as you like to make a huge stack of spicy southwest yummyness! Then, let each person microwave their stack of southwest goodness for a minute or more. For toppings, set out some diced tomatoes, queso fresco, diced cilantro, and anything else you like to top your enchiladas. Instant and easy Christmas or New Year's fiesta!
Feliz Año Nuevo a Todos!
Happy New Year to All!
The Daring Cooks did Stacked Enchiladas for the May 2010 challenge, and here are some of our faves:
Green Chile Stacked Enchiladas, Barbara Bakes
Stacked Enchiladas with Pepita Mole, Fab Frugal Food
Stacked Mole Enchiladas, Jungle Frog Cooking
Green Chile and Grilled Chicken Enchiladas, Healthy Green Kitchen
Crab Enchiladas with Chile Amarillo, There's a Newf in my Soup
Chile Verde Enchiladas, One Perfect Bite
Chicken Enchiladas with Home Made Tortillas, All Our Fingers in the Pie
-- posted by Donna