Recipe for the enchiladas zacatecanas

Enchiladas Zacatecanas: this is a variant of the famous traditional enchiladas, which is prepared with a salsa verde that includes poblano chiles and cream. It can be accompanied by lettuce and more tortillas dipped in the creamy sauce. As the name implies, this dish is a typical dish from the mexican state of Zacatecas.

Recipe for enchiladas zacatenacas:


Some nicely grated enchiladas, though this picture does not show
actual enchiladas zacatenacas.


* 2 lb. corn tortillas
* 1/2 lb. of pork (preferably from the loin), diced in small cubes
* 2 cups 15% Cream
* 1/2 lb. of cream cheese
* 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
* 1/2 roman lettuce
* 6 Chiles Poblanos type
* 2 Cloves garlic, minced
* 1/2 onion
* Salt to Taste
* Canola oil for frying
* Some mexican style rice for serving


Heat up some canola oil in your favorite frying pan; cook the pork loin pieces with the minced garlic and the onion, at the first sign of boiling or sizzling add a pinch of salt.
When slightly fried, reserve in a closed container for later.

Wash, roast, once roasted peel the chiles; remove seeds and discard them. Slightly tedious, but well worth the exercise!

Chop them to easy to blend strips then drop them in a food processor along with 3 tablespoons of water; pulse a few shots.
After a few pulses, add the cream to the food processor bowl and liquefy the whole thing.

Pour back the cream mixture to the skillet and melt in it the cream cheese, under medium heat, stirring constantly.
At the first sign of boiling, reserve for later in a large container, which you will use to dip your tortillas.

Meanwhile, fry slightly the tortillas; dip them in the creamy sauce we just did, one by one. When you pull them out of the cream, cover them with some pork meat and roll them up.

Place them on a large plate and pour some of the remaining sauce over, sprinkle the grated cheese over. If you wish to grated them use oven going plates and put each plate back to the oven to grate the enchiladas. Garnish each plate with some cleaned and chopped lettuce, and some mexican-style rice on the side.

Buen provecho!

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