The 8 Great Things You Can Do with Tortillas, Filling, and Maybe Some Cheese
It’s time to get serious about the fact that many, many delicious dinners can be made by combining tortillas, some kind of well-spiced filling, and a couple of topping, like cheese and crema and guacamole. We give them different names, like fajita and chilaquiles, and enchilada. Let’s go through all the delicious permutations.
We like ’em with steak and guacamole, and also with tofu. What sets fajitas apart is that you grill the meat of veggies and then everyone wraps ’em up themselves.
Enchiladas used to just be any corn tortilla dipped in chili sauce and eaten as a snack. Today, though, we wrap tortillas around quinoaorchicken, pile the wraps in a casserole pan, and top with mole sauceor green sauceor red sauce and melt on some cheese, and those are enchiladas. Oh, and the first written recipe for the enchiladas we recognize today was published in 1831, in one of the first Mexican cookbooks.
Chilaquiles are a traditional Mexican breakfast dish of crisp tortillas covered in sauce. Sometimes, as in our version, the tortillas stay crispy, but sometimes they sit in the sauce long enough to get a little soft.