Make Extra Enchiladas
Enchiladas are a bit fussy and messy because of the assembly, but the results are soooo worth the extra effort. My advice is to make more than you need because everyone fights over the leftovers. Saucy, cheesy, and packed with a delicious filling. It’s Christmas every day!
Red or Green? Christmas Style Enchiladas
Go into any restaurant in New Mexico featuring southwestern cuisine, and the staff will ask, do you like your dish or enchiladas “red or green?” In other words, do you want your enchiladas with red or green sauce? How about BOTH, which makes it Christmas Style Enchiladas? It does not have to be the holiday season to get enchiladas with red and green sauce, and above all, you do not have to choose between the rich red or the tangy green sauce. It’s Christmas year-round!
New Mexico Cuisine
Friends of mine hosted hubby and me at their home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We devoured the delicious food and, more importantly, learned about the Native American, Mexican and Spanish cultural influences on this historical cuisine. I recommend Red or Green New Mexico Cuisine by Clyde Casey for a great cookbook about bold flavors and cuisine history.
Enchiladas the Dinner Hero
In the previous post, the Beef and Black Bean Enchiladas recipe uses a rich homemade red sauce. This recipe uses ground turkey, or leftover roast turkey meat (dark or white), and store-bought red and green sauces, which keeps cooking simple during a busy season. Use any preferred tortilla – flour, corn, or grain-free.
Make a Festive Dinner
In addition to being a great meal, enchiladas are also a festive dinner with a vibrant history that can bring Christmas to the dinner table year-round. Serve with Charred Poblano Coleslaw with Pepitas or your favorite salad.