Enchiladas were first made in Mexico and started with the Mayan practice of rolling tortillas around a variety of food items. People of the Valley of Mexico lake region ate corn tortillas wrapped around fish. Some folded the tortillas around the food and others rolled the food in the tortilla.
Nowadays, an enchilada consists of a corn tortilla wrapped around a variety of fillings and covered with chili-pepper sauce. They’re filled with various meats, beans, rice, vegetables, cheese, potatoes, or other items. Today, this authentic Mexican dish is a popular meal throughout the American Southwest and in many other areas of the country. Visit El Chubby’s Mexican restaurant to try one of our delicious enchiladas.