Green Chile Cast Iron Enchiladas

How to make Green Chile Cast Iron Enchiladas

Ingredients:

One 8 inch cast iron pan

10-12 white corn tortillas, lightly fried

One cup roasted, peeled, chopped Hatch green chile 3 quarter cups grated cheddar

3 quarter cups grated Monterey Jack

One half cup chopped white onion

2-3 cloves of garlic

Mexican oregano, pepper, garlic salt to taste (approx. ¼-½ teaspoon)

No soup mix needed, just simple delicious ingredients

Instructions:

Lightly fry your tortillas to hold up to the chile and cheese
Layer in cast iron and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
Layered and ready for the oven

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 250 kcal | Protein: 10g | Carbohydrates: 25g | Dietary Fiber: 4g | Sugars: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 400mg | Calcium: 200mg | Iron: 1mg

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use flour tortillas instead of corn tortillas?

While corn tortillas are traditional, you can use flour tortillas if you prefer.

Keep in mind that the texture and flavor may vary.

Can I use canned green chiles instead of roasting them myself?

Yes, you can use canned roasted green chiles as a time-saving alternative.

Ensure they are well-drained before use.

What type of cheese works best for these enchiladas?

A combination of grated cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses is recommended, but you can customize the cheese blend based on your preferences.

How do I roast and peel green chiles?

Place whole green chiles under the broiler or on an open flame until the skin is charred.

Allow them to steam in a covered bowl, then peel off the skin.

Can I prepare these enchiladas ahead of time?

Yes, you can assemble the enchiladas in the cast iron pan ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to bake.

How do I prevent the tortillas from getting soggy during baking?

Lightly frying the tortillas creates a protective layer, helping them maintain their texture during baking.

Can I add meat or other fillings to these enchiladas?

Absolutely! You can add cooked shredded chicken, beef, or beans to the filling for added protein and flavor.

What is the purpose of Mexican oregano in this recipe?

Mexican oregano adds a distinctive flavor.

You can adjust the quantity based on personal preference but generally use around ¼ to ½ teaspoon.

Can I make these enchiladas spicier?

Yes, you can increase the quantity of green chiles or add a pinch of cayenne pepper if you prefer a spicier kick.

Can I use a larger cast iron pan for a bigger batch?

Yes, you can adjust the recipe quantities and use a larger cast iron pan to accommodate a larger batch.

Adjust the baking time accordingly.

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