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enchilada~ da~da’s

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a recipe by
Irisa Raina 9
New Iberia, LA

This is a dish that would make a Mexican proud! And if you line the baking dish with parchment...NO CLEAN UP... As for the 7UP I put that in to balance the heat. It’s not a Mexican ingredient but it really adds something to the sauce. You can add water, beef/vegetable broth or even beer. Serve with refried beans and Spanish rice.

★★★★★ 1
method Bake

Ingredients For enchilada~ da~da’s

  • for the filling:
  • 1 & ½ to 2 pounds of ground chuck 80/20
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 3 or 4 roasted garlic cloves
  • 1 red, orange, yellow sweet pepper
  • 2 large onions
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 - 27 ounce can mexican tomato sauce
  • 1 -1o ounce can red gold diced tomatoes & chili
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
  • 1 – 12 ounce can 7 up
  • 1 cube of mexican chocolate grated
  • large tortillias in any flavor

How To Make enchilada~ da~da’s

  • 1
    In a sauté pan cook the onions and peppers in the oil, till the onions are translucent and the peppers are soft. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • 2
    In the same pan brown the chuck with the oregano, salt and garlic, and drain off any grease.
  • 3
    Add the onions and peppers to the meat and cook for about 10 more minutes.
  • 4
    Taste for seasonings “ salt “
  • 5
    Once it is done turn it off and let it cool.
  • 6
  • 7
    In a medium size sauce pot, add everything except the Mexican chocolate.
  • 8
    Cook the sauce on low till it is really thick.
  • 9
    Once it is thick and it is seasoned to your liking add the grated chocolate and cook on a very low heat, till it has melted, about 5 minutes, stirring till it has melted.
  • 10
    Taste for seasonings as the EL PATO is a “hot Mexican sauce” you many want to up the sugar or chocolate. Another way to cool down the heat is to add some additional liquid. I added some 7 UP this time.
  • 11
    Let it cool.
  • 12
  • 13
    Place about 2 or 3 heaping spoonfuls of the meat onto the tortillas’ and roll them up. Put them in a large baking pan.
  • 14
    If you have any of the meat filling left put it on top of the tortillas’.
  • 15
    Spoon the sauce over the top.
  • 16
    Top with the grated the cheese.
  • 17
    Bake 325 for about 30 minutes. The baking time will depend on your oven. Since the filling is already cooked, all you’re looking to do is get everything hot and the cheese to melt.