The Enchilaco

Raul’s Enchilacos puts a spin on the traditional Mexican fare.


Growing up in San Antonio, Raul Vela always added a few extra touches to his enchiladas—he’d wrap them in tortillas and add all the traditional taco fixings on top. He calls it an enchilaco (naturally). Earlier this year, he teamed up with Saam Miremadi to open Raul’s Enchilacos in Floresville, and hungry patrons have been discovering his weird, but delicious combo. Vela is at work on an Enchilacos food truck to take the dish to the streets of San Antonio.

Ingredients

1 corn tortilla

queso blanco

1/4 cup enchilada sauce

shredded cheddar cheese

1 flour tortilla

pineapple pico de gallo

1 avocado, sliced

sour cream

salsa

Preparation

Set oven to broil. In skillet, cook corn tortilla in oil on low heat. In oven-safe dish, fill heated tortilla with queso blanco.

Top with enchilada sauce and cheddar cheese.

Place in oven on high and broil until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and place into flour tortilla. Top with generous spoonfuls of pineapple pico de gallo, sour cream, sliced avocado and salsa.

Raul’s Enchilacos, 101 Creekwood Drive, Floresville, 210-394-8437, facebook.com/raulsenchilacos

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This article appears in the September 2014 issue of San Antonio Magazine.

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