Enfrijoladas de Pollo

Enfrijoladas de Pollo

July 10, 2021

Similar to enchiladas, enfrijoladas start with tortillas filled with chicken or any meant of you liking. However, instead of a red or green sauce, they are dipped in a thick black or red bean sauce. Enfrijoladas is one of the authentic Mexican dish that is often made during Day of the Dead celebrations. They are like a sister of enchiladas. Mostly the tortillas are dipped into the bean sauce and folded into half-moon shapes, but they can also be filled with cheese, meat or veggies of your choice. To make it better, you can top it off with a variety of Mexican garnishes like sour cream, avocado, cheese, chiles, salsa!

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  • Sauté garlic and spices and salt in olive oil over medium heat until golden.
  • Add beans and juices to pan and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and pour mixture into a blender.
  • Add 1/4-1/2 cup water to achieve a medium thickness sauce, a little sticky. You can now pour the mixture into a bowl.
  • Prepare a glass pan with cooking spray.
  • Dip the El Cielo tortillas in the black bean sauce, fill with chicken and roll like an enchilada. 
  • Place into the prepared pan. Repeat until pan is full.
  • Pour a little more of the black bean sauce over the stuffed tortillas. Sprinkle with crumbled queso blanco.
  • Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 15-20 minutes until warmed through and cheese has melted.
  • Top them off with additional cheese, avocados, cilantro, sour cream, or fresh tomatoes!