Monday, May 26, 2014

Los Gatas Enchiladas

Los Gatos Enchiladas

     A dish inspired by my good friend Kurstie Strothers Hendon who is from Los Gatos, CA.  She first made these enchiladas for me a couple years ago.  Not being one well known for making Mexican cuisine, as I was not brought up on this, I fell in love with them.  Since being from California she was raised on such dishes and this was her take on a Mexican classic.  I of course made a little change here and there but the overall ingredients are what she uses.  Forgive the picture.  I tried my hardest to make it look pretty.  All that matters in the end is how good this dish tastes and boy does it. Hope you enjoy my friends: Los Gatas Enchiladas

  • 2 medium chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup corn
  • 1/2 can black beans
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper diced
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 garlic clove diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper diced
  • Small can black olives sliced
  • 1 lg can mild red enchilada sauce
  • Bag Mexican mixed cheese
  • Flour tortillas

     I boiled my chicken in a small pot until done.  Dice up the chicken and set aside.  In a skillet drizzled with olive oil sauté your onion bell pepper, and jalapeno until tender.  Toss in the corn, black beans, garlic, and olives.  Stir and sauté a bit.  Pour in about a third of your enchilada sauce.  Mix the chicken back in and add a handful of the cheese.  Stir and simmer for about 5 minutes until all the ingredients are incorporated.  Pour a bit of the enchilada sauce into a baking dish.  Grab a tortilla and spread some of the mixture in the center. 

     Roll up and place in your baking dish.  Continue until you have packed all your separate enchiladas side by side into the baking dish.  Pour over top the rest of your enchilada sauce and sprinkle with generous amount of your cheese.  Cover with tinfoil and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes.  This recipe makes anywhere between 6 and 8 individual enchiladas.  Enjoy!!!

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