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Carnitas Enchiladas: A Mouth-Watering Mexican Dish
Carnitas Enchiladas are one of those dishes that make you feel the love. It’s a dish that makes your taste buds dance in delight with every bite and every sip it’s got. In this blog post, we’ll go over everything you need to know about preparing these Mexican yummies!
Why you should try Carnitas Enchiladas
If you’re looking for an incredible Mexican dish that’s sure to please, then look no further than carnitas enchiladas. These tender and succulent pork enchiladas are a favorite at Mexican restaurants all over the country, and for good reason. Not only are they incredibly tasty, but they’re also easy to make at home.
Carnitas enchiladas are a popular homemade dish made from pork that has been slowly cooked in a dry heat, until it is very tender and flavourful. The carnitas make a great base for enchiladas, as the concentrated flavours of the pork work well with the spices used in enchilada sauce.
Whether you’re a fan of traditional enchilada ingredients like cheese, sour cream, and green onions, or you prefer a more modern twist on the dish with flavors like buffalo sauce or jalapeño pepper, carnitas enchiladas will have you coming back for more.
So if you’re looking for a tasty and unique way to enjoy a Mexican meal, give these delicious pork enchiladas a try today!
Steps on how to make Carnitas Enchiladas
In this blog post, we will be teaching you how to make carnitas enchiladas. This dish is a Mexican favorite that is sure to please your taste buds! The key to making these carnitas enchiladas perfect is to follow the steps carefully and pay attention to the details. Don’t forget to serve them with sour cream and salsa on the side for extra flavor!
1 lb. of boneless pork loin (or chicken) cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon of coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
1 tablespoon of olive oil
12 corn tortillas
1 cup of chicken broth
1/2 onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
A lot of shredded cheese of your choice (we prefer mature cheddar)
2 tablespoons of chili powder
2 teaspoons of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of cumin
1/4 teaspoon of coriander
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
How to prepare:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, mix pork with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
3. Heat the olive oil in a medium saute pan over medium-high heat and sear the mixture for about 5 minutes or until golden brown.
6. Remove from heat and set aside.
7. In a large saucepan over medium heat, add broth and bring to a boil.
8. Stir in onion and garlic, reduce heat to low-medium and simmer for 30 minutes or until tender.
9. Add tomatoes; stir well to combine.
10. Add chili powder, sugar, cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper; stir well to combine.
11. Simmer for 10 minutes or until thickened slightly.
* Note: pour additional broth if needed to thin the chili.*
12. Transfer pork and broth mixture into a slow cooker; stir well to combine.
13. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours, or high for 3 hours.
14. Stir in sour cream, steak seasoning and cilantro. Stir well to evenly distribute sour cream and heat through.
15. Meanwhile, heat the tortillas in a dry skillet over medium heat for about 10 seconds per side, or until warm.
16. Assemble the enchiladas by spooning some of the pork mixture along the center of each tortilla and rolling it.
17. Place them rolled next to each other in a oven tray.
18. Top them with the carnitas sauce and cheese and bake them in the oven till the cheese is melted and slightly crispy.
19. Top with green onions and cilantro if desired.
Carnitas Enchiladas Serving Suggestions
If you are looking for a dish that showcases the flavor and diversity of Mexico, look no further than carnitas enchiladas. With options like black beans and corn salsa or creamy tomatillo sauce, there is sure to be a dish that satisfies your cravings.
Here are some serving suggestions to get you started:
First option: Start with a bowl of black beans and corn salsa, served on a bed of sliced and crispy baked enchilada tortillas. Top it of with cheese and cilantro.
Second option: Serve the enchiladas with creamy tomatillo sauce on top, accompanied by shredded cheese, sour cream and fresh diced tomatoes.
Third option: For something heartier, serve the enchiladas with refried beans, minced onions and baked bacon on the side.
Fourth option: Instead of enchilada sauce, serve the carnitas served with salsa verde.
The Difference between Carnitas Enchiladas and Carnitas Burritos
A popular Mexican dish that is often confused for enchiladas is burritos. Burritos are made with a tortilla wrap, and are filled with a variety of ingredients such as beef, chicken, pork, or even beans. Enchiladas are different in that the tortilla filling is covered in a sauce before being put into the oven to cook. This sauce can be made with a variety of ingredients such as chili, tomato, green chilies, and cream. Enchiladas are best when you create your own fresh sauce each time, and the tortillas are not chewy.
Pros of Enchiladas vs Burritos:
Enchiladas are great if you want to make a meal that is easy to eat. You can also use them as a side dish for other meals. Burritos are great because they can be made quickly and used for a variety of uses such as burrito bowls, wraps, or even tacos. If you have leftover ingredients in the fridge, you can assemble a burrito bowl with various meats and toppings from the fridge. It doesn’t get much easier than that! Enchiladas require more time to prepare than burritos, but you can use your time to create other meals for the week.
If you’re looking for a delicious and easy Mexican dish, try carnitas enchiladas. You can make them with, pork, beef or chicken that is slow or fast cooked in a spicy sauce and then rolled up in tortillas and placed in a oven tray covered with sauce and cheese. They’re perfect for a delicious quick and easy party dinner.