November 8, 2017

Shredded Chicken Enfrijoladas

Before I saw this recipe online, I had never even heard of enfrijoladas. Had you? They are basically enchiladas smothered in a yummy black bean sauce. And let me tell you, the black bean sauce is everything. It's a simple mix of black beans, chipotle, broth and other spices, which creates all the flavor in this dish.
You can easily stuff these bad boys with any filling you desire, but I just love the chicken and cheese combo rolled inside of tortillas. I mean what can be better than that??
Just like with enchiladas, this dish comes together in no time and you can top it with whatever you like. So far we've tried cilantro and queso fresco on top and it's proven to be just right. I think a squirt of two of fresh lime juice would be perfect as well. Enjoy!

Shredded Chicken Enfrijoladas
Adapted from Gimme Some Oven
1 batch Chipotle Black Bean Sauce (see below)
6-8 flour tortillas
2 medium chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese, divided
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Toppings: queso fresco, avocado, red onion, lime, juice, sour cream, etc.

Chipotle Black Bean Sauce
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 tsp. garlic, minced
1 chipotle in adobo sauce, or more if you want it spicier
1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
1/4 cup diced white onion
3/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. salt

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Taste and season with extra salt if needed.

TO PREPARE THE ENFRIJOLADAS
1. Heat oven to 350°F.
2. Spread 1/2 cup of the prepared black bean sauce evenly over the bottom of a 9x13-inch greased baking dish. Set aside.
3. Lay one tortilla at a time on a plate and fill with 2 Tbsp. or so of shredded chicken. Top with 1-2 Tbsp. of cheese, roll it up and place seam-side-down in the baking dish. Repeat with the remaining tortillas, chicken and cheese.
4. Pour the rest of the black bean sauce evenly over rolled tortillas and spread with pastry brush if needed. Sprinkle 1 cup of cheese over top.
5. Bake uncovered for 15 minutes.
6. Serve immediately with cilantro and your favorite toppings. 

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