Definition of enchilada in English:

enchilada

noun

  • A tortilla served with chilli sauce and a filling of meat or cheese.

    • ‘‘But wouldn't you rather have cheese enchiladas and burritos and other things? ‘she inquires.’’
    • ‘They served enchiladas, pinto beans, tossed salad, and fruit gelatin.’
    • ‘He said it served a good power lunch; herb tea, cold salads and enchiladas - all efficacious stress reducers - were on the menu.’
    • ‘There are plenty of tacos, quesadillas and enchiladas in various combos featuring either chicken, beef or shrimp to be had - some served with rice and/or beans.’
    • ‘Shown to tables, they open their menus, pondering beef versus chicken enchiladas, or maybe tacos al carbon.’
    • ‘We also had the Mexican style skirt steak with cheese enchilada and Mexican rice and beans, sizzling fajitas and the BBQ ribs.’
    • ‘There, children make tortilla soup or black-bean enchiladas, then sit down to feast at tables covered with red-checked cloths and vases bursting with tulips and daffodils from the garden.’
    • ‘But soon, her job at the cafeteria opens her palate to the delights of pastas, pizzas, enchiladas, falafel, potato pierogis, and vegetable fried rice.’
    • ‘Cheese enchiladas, the sign outside the dining hall proclaimed.’
    • ‘Soft wheat tortillas are more often used in quesadillas and fajitas, while soft corn tortillas make wonderful enchiladas.’
    • ‘Fresh tortillas are eaten as bread, used as plate and spoon, or filled to make composite dishes such as tacos and enchiladas.’
    • ‘In April, the town comes alive with a 10-day festival, where every street is filled with stalls selling tacos, sweetcorn, enchiladas, chilli hot dogs and cakes.’
    • ‘Where else can you get organic pizza, enchiladas and eggrolls on a moment's notice?’
    • ‘There's a decent range of Spanish and Mexican dishes on offer too, including three paellas and staple New World offerings such as fajitas, enchiladas and tacos.’
    • ‘These wines can match up quite well with spicy foods, from barbecued brisket to beef enchiladas.’
    • ‘If you are into Mexican food they serve menudo, fajitas, various types of tacos, enchiladas, carnitas, rice, beans and more.’
    • ‘You can dig into the various specialities, including cheese enchiladas with green sauce, Mexican fajitas with paella sauce, Mexican pizza and hot and hell shrimps.’
    • ‘There are varieties of enchiladas and tortillas to choose from.’
    • ‘In March, Barrio's kitchen will present main course dishes such as burritos, enchiladas and tacos.’
    • ‘The restaurant offers mainly a decent sized Mexican menu with dishes like nachos, burritos, enchiladas and some of the tastiest tacos you'll find in town.’

Origin

Latin American Spanish, feminine past participle of enchilar season with chilli.

Pronunciation

enchilada

/ˌɛntʃɪˈlɑːdə/