Authentic Queso Fresco Enchiladas
Enchiladas, Quesadillas, and Chili Rellenos are common meals to enjoy during Dia de los Muertos due to their widespread popularity in both Mexico and the U.S.
- 1 small can tomato paste
- 3 – 4 garlic cloves
- ½ medium onion, rough chopped
- ½ teaspoon Mexican oregano
- 3 Tablespoons chili powder
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 3 chipotle peppers with 1 Tablespoon accompanying adobo sauce
- 1 ½ cups chicken stock
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 dozen corn tortillas
1 ½ cup vegetable or canola oil
- Lettuce, shredded
Combine all sauce ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a medium sauce pan, bring to a boil and allow to simmer for at least 20 minutes. Heat oil in a medium skillet until it shimmers. Dip tortillas, one at a time, into the oil to soften and lightly fry, about 45 seconds to a minute. Then dip the softened tortilla into the enchilada sauce and remove to a plate. Add crumbled Queso Fresco to the middle of the tortilla and top with a few slices of pepper (optional). Roll tortilla around the filling to make the enchilada.
To serve: Top enchiladas with lettuce, queso fresco crumbles, and drizzle with chipotle crema.
In a bowl, combine the Crema Mexicana, chipotle chile, and salt. With an immersion blender (or regular blender), mix until smooth, approximately 20 seconds. Refrigerate until ready to use and place in a squeeze bottle.
Yields: approximately 1 cup
Authentic Recipes Require 100% Autentico Cheese
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