Cheese Enchiladas With Chili Gravy
Cheese Enchiladas With Chili Gravy
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    Here is a recipe adapted from one that the great Tex-Mex scholar and restaurateur Robb Walsh serves at his El Real Tex-Mex restaurant in Houston. You can find similar ones served all over South Texas, often served with rice and refried beans. I think it’s an excellent side dish for a cookout of grilled chicken or pork, but you could also slide a few fried eggs over the top and call it breakfast, or don't and use vegetable stock or water, and call it a vegetarian supper. Make sure to leave some bare tortilla peeking out on each side of the gravy and cheese so it grows crackly and awesome. Featured in: Enchiladas Are The Saucy, Cheesy Addition To Your Dinner Table. 

    Ingredients

    • ¼ cup neutral oil, like canola, or use lard or chicken or beef fat
    • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
    • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
    • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
    • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • ½ teaspoon dried oregano, ideally Mexican oregano
    • 2 tablespoons chile powder
    • 2 cups chicken broth, ideally homemade or low-sodium if store-bought
    • ½ cup neutral oil, like canola
    • 12 yellow corn tortillas
    • 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, or a mixture of 1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese and 1 1/2 cups American cheese, like Velveeta
    • 1 medium-size white onion, peeled and chopped

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 757 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 70 g 107.53%
    • Saturated Fat: 21 g 106.06%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 75 mg 25%
    • Sodium: 1144 mg 47.66%
    • Calcium: 628 mg 62.85%
    • Potassium: 125 mg 3.58%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 11.46%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 13 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 7.77%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 21 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 4 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 8 g
    • Vitamin A 42.36%
    • Vitamin C 0.18%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat13
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat3
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy2 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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