Delightful Enchiladas Suizas in 3 Steps

Enchiladas Suizas are enchiladas made with chicken, onions, garlic, mild green chilies and sour cream rolled up in corn tortillas that are covered with a creamy white sauce and topped with grated Swiss cheese before baking.

I love Mexican food! Some of my friends refuse to eat Mexican food because they think it’s too spicy. I’ve tried explaining to no avail that some but certainly not all Mexican food is spicy. I need to make today’s recipe, Enchiladas Suizas, and serve it to them to demonstrate that not all Mexican food is spicy and hot!

The Recipe for Enchiladas Suizas

Enchiladas Suizas
Serves 6
Chicken enchiladas covered with a creamy sauce, topped with Swiss cheese and baked.
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Cook Time
45 min
Cook Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  2. 1 medium onion, chopped
  3. 1-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  4. 2-3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, chopped
  5. 1 (7 oz.) can diced mild green chilies
  6. 1/4 cup sour cream
  7. 12 corn tortillas, warmed in the microwave or in a dry skillet over moderate heat
  8. Salt and Pepper to taste
  9. 2 tablespoons butter
  10. 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  11. 2 cups milk
  12. 4 oz. cream cheese at room temperature
  13. 1 cup grated Swiss cheese
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over moderate heat and saute the onion and garlic until tender but not brown, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken and saute until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the chilies, sour cream, salt and pepper. Remove from heat.
  4. Spoon about 1/4 cup of the mixture down the center of each tortilla, roll up and place seam side down in a greased baking dish.
  5. In the same skillet, melt the butter over moderate heat and stir in the flour. Cook for 3 minutes.
  6. Add the milk, salt and pepper; whisk until the sauce boils and thickens.
  7. Add the cream cheese, whisking until blended.
  8. Pour over the tortillas, top with grated cheese, and bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven until heated through and bubbly, 40 - 45 minutes.
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Methodology

One skillet is the only cooking equipment needed to prepare Enchiladas Suizas to go into a 9″ x 13″ baking dish unless you want to warm the corn tortillas in a skillet over moderate heat. You may choose to warm the corn tortillas in the microwave between damp paper towels for 30 seconds or so.


Basically there are 3 steps to preparing Enchilada Suizas. First, prepare the filling by heating olive oil in a skillet over moderate heat. Sauté onion and garlic until tender but not brown. Add the chicken pieces and sauté until thoroughly cooked. Add the green chilies, sour cream, as well as salt and pepper to taste. I added 1 teaspoon Montreal Steak seasoning also, just because I like it! Remove the chicken mixture from the heat.

Secondly, spoon 1/4 cup of the chicken filling down the center of each warmed tortilla, roll it up and place seam side down in a greased baking dish.

Using the same skillet, the third step is to make a white sauce. Melt butter over medium heat, stir in the flour and cook for 3 minutes. Add milk, salt and pepper to taste and stir until the sauce boils and thickens. Add the cream cheese and continue to stir until the cream cheese had melted and blended into the sauce. Pour the sauce over the tortillas in the baking dish and top with grated Swiss cheese.

Concluding Thoughts

This cheesy, creamy dish reportedly originated at a Sanborns Café in Mexico City in 1950. It’s name “Swiss Enchiladas” alludes to its use of many dairy products including Swiss cheese. Other versions of this recipe contain tomatillos, serrano chilies and poblano chilies, which would not result in a mild Mexican dish! (If you like spicy, you may wish to try that version!) I prefer Enchiladas Suizas without any chilies except the mild green chilies which produces a comforting, soothing, creamy, cheesy dish!

Try Enchiladas Suizas soon – you may just discover a new “comfort food” to add to your recipe files!

Remember to Savor the Flavor!

Janet

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Dad’s Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

My Dad loved Frozen Peanut Butter Pie. Fortunately I have his recipe which he typed on a typewriter in his office at the family business. I made Dad’s Frozen Peanut Butter Pie this week, it was heavenly and I wanted to share it with you today!

My Dad, Eugene “Gene” Clinton Annas, always loved to eat and loved to cook. In World War II he was in the Navy serving in the South Pacific. While there he learned to bake, which he enjoyed so much that he actually considered opening a bakery after the war.  However, upon returning home after his discharge from the Navy he learned that his father needed him to work in the family business.


Whenever Dad cooked pancakes or hamburgers he always cooked many more than was needed for our family which indicated to me that he had been trained in “quantity” cooking! He loved to invite people over to share a meal. Whether grilling outside or preparing the Thanksgiving turkey, Dad loved to share his food with others. For many years during the Christmas holiday, I would enjoy going with my Dad to deliver Port Wine Cheese Balls that he made to give to his friends. Giving food gifts to others brought my Dad a great deal of pleasure!

Dad’s Frozen Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

Dad's Frozen Peanut Butter Pie
Serves 6
A scrumptious pie made with peanut butter and cream cheese in an Oreo cookie crumb crust.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Oreo cookie crumb crust
  2. 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  3. 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  4. 1 cup powdered sugar
  5. 1/2 cup milk
  6. 10 oz. whipped topping
  7. Chopped peanuts for garnish
Instructions
  1. In mixer bowl, beat together cream cheese and peanut butter.
  2. Add powdered sugar and milk mixing until well-blended.
  3. Fold in whipped topping.
  4. Pour mixture into crust. Place pie in freezer.
  5. Prior to serving, take pie out of freezer and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  6. Cut into slices, add a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle with chopped nuts.
  7. If desired, drizzle on some chocolate syrup.
  8. Return any remaining pie to the freezer.
Notes
  1. This pie may be kept frozen for 2 months.
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Before serving Dad’s Frozen Peanut Butter Pie take it out of the freezer for 5 – 10 minutes to allow it to soften enough to cut it. Add a drizzle of chocolate syrup or sauce, a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle on some chopped peanuts to make Dad’s Frozen Peanut Butter Pie really spectacular! This recipe is a great make-ahead dessert to have in the freezer ready to serve whether you have unexpected guests or planned ones!

Family Recipes

Family recipes are important pieces of our family history. Food, like music, can bring back memories of pleasant days and celebrations gone by! Just a few years ago I compiled recipes from relatives, most of whom have died, into a notebook to give my brothers, cousins, nieces, nephews and aunt as a Christmas gift. I included a photo of each person with the recipes associated with them and a few paragraphs describing each person.  I believe the younger family members appreciated the notebooks the most, especially those interested in genealogy. Below is the page I included about my Dad:

After this page I included some of his recipes in the notebook. If you’d like to see more please click here to read my post How to Create a Family Recipe Collection.

In conclusion, I hope you enjoy my Dad’s Frozen Peanut Butter Pie recipe and that it might be a time saver for you around the holiday season that is fast approaching! Also, consider making a Family Recipe Collection for your family – it’s a real treasure trove of recipes that are full of family memories!

Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future. Gail Lumet Buckley

Remember to Savor the Flavor!

Janet

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