Cinco de Mayo is in TWO DAYS, people!
I’m always down for any excuse to eat Mexican food, and Cinco de Mayo is no exception. Bring it on guac, salsa, chips, queso, tacos, and all the Double Bean and Corn Enchiladas.
Oh, and margaritas. We can’t forget about the margaritas.
I was thinking about Mexican food the other day…haha, just so casually, as one does. I was brought back to my family’s younger, more unrefined days of eating. My mom would make “taco ring” – a base of canned croissants, filled with meat and cheese. We had it for dinner at least once a week.
Luckily, things have evolved. Obviously, enchiladas aren’t taco rings, and I’m in no way trying to make that connection. But rather, now weekly Mexican meals are complete with all natural ingredients, vegetarian fillings, and over-the-top flavor!
So let’s get to it!
Homemade Enchilada Sauce
You NEED homemade enchilada sauce in your life. No more canned sauce with a bland, overly-tomato flavor. No, no, no, my friends. We’re making an easy homemade enchilada sauce with dried chiles, onion, and spices.
No one likes a soggy enchilada, so I’ve done a lot of research about how to prevent those soggy tortilla messes. First key: CORN TORTILLAS! The second key: you need to fry them a little bit to create a layer that allows the sauce to bind to the tortilla without becoming soggy (science!). Note: do not fry to the point of crunchy, though.
So, our non-soggy corn tortillas are lightly coated in our homemade enchilada sauce and then filled with a totally delicious filling!
As the name suggests…double beans!
Black beans and pinto beans for protein, texture, and flavor! I like to mash about half of the pinto beans to change up the texture, too. They’re sautéed with onions, green chiles, garlic, corn, and a little extra cheese.
Rolled up in the tortilla, topped with more sauce, and cheese, our enchiladas are ready to bake. What’s better than a melty, cheesy topping on enchiladas? Absolutely nothing!
Now, go, pour yourself a margarita, and enjoy some Double Bean and Corn Enchiladas!
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