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Gore 02-28-2013 04:34 PM

Chilaquiles and Enchiladas
These used to be a staple and haven't had them in a while. Ecode made some enchilada sauce to go with the carne seca. Naturally, we had to try it out. Grilled some chicken, marinaded in yogurt and lime juice, bit of salt and pepper seasoning:

This was cut up and placed on top of corn chips

covered in enchilada sauce and topped with cheese

into the broiler for 5 minutes

The next night we had regular ol' enchiladas. Corn tortillas lightly fried, still soft, dipped in enchilada sauce a rolled around the carne seca we made last weekend. A bit more sauce on top, cheese, and into the broiler for 5 minutes to melt the cheese.

I grew up on this stuff and it's been way too long since I've had any.

edit: added recipe

OK, here's the recipe. The first step is to make some carne seca. The recipe, more or less is here.

The carne seca is optional. You need roughtly 2 cups of water and we use the water from the boil. You can use regular water, but this is more flavorful.
Other ingredients are
2 tbsp oil
1 minced onion
a few minced garlic cloves
2 tbsp flour
6 tbsp ground NM chile powder
2 cups tomato juice
1 tsp Mexican oregano
1+ teaspoon of salt
May add a bit of tomato paste or a beef bouillon cube if necessary

saute onion and garlic in oil until soft. add flour and mix, then chile, then "water," slowly. Add rest of ingredients and bring to a boil. Simmer for 20 minutes or so. The sauce by itself generally doesn't taste good to most people. It is when it is added to the other food that it shines. This is part of the dilemma as I've had sauce that I thought was delicious, but when added to the food, it was lame, and some of the worst-tasting sauce on the spoon tasted the best with the food.

cpw 02-28-2013 04:35 PM

That looks WAY better than any chilaquiles I've ever had.

Toast 02-28-2013 04:35 PM


Mexi "Q" Tioner 02-28-2013 04:38 PM

I love me some Chilaquiles especially for breakfast w/a nice cold cerveza! Looks good!

Smoothsmoke 02-28-2013 04:40 PM

My kind of eating!

buccaneer 02-28-2013 04:49 PM

Gracias Gore.
Never heard of them but WILL be making them!

gtr 02-28-2013 04:54 PM

I can see them, but I can't eat them. That is not helpful. :tsk:

Oldbob 02-28-2013 05:26 PM

Those Both Look Fantastic !!

Wampus 02-28-2013 05:37 PM

OoOooOoOoOOoooooo yeah! :clap:

DJnKY 02-28-2013 05:38 PM

Looks absolutely fantastic. Care to share the enchilada sauce recipe? Please!!

fingerlickin' 02-28-2013 05:40 PM

I farking hate you. :mad2:

Oops, did I say that out loud? :oops:

VA-Dave 02-28-2013 05:40 PM

Oh man Gore, that looks good!

The yogurt and lime marinade sounds interesting.

Is it just plain yogurt?


fingerlickin' 02-28-2013 05:42 PM


Originally Posted by DJnKY (Post 2387921)
Care to share the enchilada sauce recipe? Please!!

I've decided if you do this, I will forgive you. You know in case you actually gave a crap that I hate you and all.

Gore 02-28-2013 05:47 PM

Yogurt does a good job tenderizing chicken. It also keeps it moist. Yeah, just plain ol' yogurt. Not banana or raspberry, although I've never tried those. Lime just adds some acid to help it break down a bit more. Lemon or vinegar also can work, but lime goes well with Mexican. We'd normally add chile powder to the seasoning, but there's already a lot of that in the sauce. I'll try to get a recipe for you. My wife does that and she's done many different kinds. She went from very authentic to very simple and I have no idea what this was as I was working and came home to it.

BTW, Fingerlickin' is the new and improved Gore. I don't know why he doesn't post the receipt himself. :mmph:

dwfisk 02-28-2013 05:52 PM

Never heard of a Chilaquile and now I don't think I can live without some! Amazing how the world turns. On a parallel thread someone was questioning what they might get for a subscription; this post alone is worth subscibing and participating in the forum!:clap2::clap2::clap2:

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