When you need to choose suitable dishes that you can prepare in advance and reheat as needed, enchiladas would probably be at the top of your selection.
Enchiladas are appreciated for storage either in the fridge or freezer and will be great when you reheat them. So, feel free to bake a much more considerable amount and freeze it in portions for future days when you need it.
There are several ways you can reheat beef and chicken enchiladas. The one that is our favorite and probably gives the best results is reheating in the oven. But we will show you another way if you are in a hurry and do not have half an hour to prepare a meal.
Reheating Enchiladas In The Oven
As we have said, an oven is the best way to reheat frozen enchiladas. Both the tortilla and the filling will heat up nicely, and everything will retain its firmness and texture.
The tortilla wrapper will not dry out or become gooey due to moisture from the filling. Also, this is a straightforward method. The only thing it requires is a lot of heating time, so it will not be suitable for a quick snack if you are in a hurry.
Step 1: Heat up the Oven to 350 °F
To be completely honest, you can actually put the enchiladas in the oven before it is thoroughly heated. It will not affect the result. Just measure the time from the moment the oven is fully heated to be entirely sure. Generally, set the oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Cover the Enchiladas with Foil and Bake
First, cover the enchiladas with aluminum foil to keep everything evenly heated and to retain moisture. Put the covered enchiladas in the oven for 15- 20 minutes.
Step 3: Uncover the Dish and Keep Baking
After 20 minutes, the enchiladas are already well warmed. Now, remove the aluminum foil and continue baking for an additional 5 to 10 minutes to give the final touch and flavor.
Reheating Enchiladas In The Microwave
When you are in a hurry or have only one serving to warm up, of course, an oven is not an option. Feel free to turn to the microwave. You may have a little harder tortilla, but it will be a decent reheating result.
Here are a few simple steps you need to take.
Step 1: Place the Enchiladas on a Plate and Slice
Since the microwave does not heat the inside of the dish well as the outside, it is definitely advisable to slice the enchiladas before heating.
If you want to preserve the good appearance of the meal, pierce the tortilla in several places if you do not want to completely cut the meal.
Step 2: Cover the Plate and Heat
It is important to keep the steam inside the dish so that it does not dry out. So, cover the plate with plastic wrap intended for microwaves and put in for heating.
Turn on for 60 seconds and then check that it is heated enough. If not, extend the heating time to an additional 30 seconds once or twice as needed.
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Enchiladas are an excellent Mexican delicacy that is always a good choice for lunch. If you prepare them at home, be sure to intentionally make a larger quantity and freeze it for future use.
Reheated enchiladas will taste just as good as if they had just been baked. We advise you to separate the exact portion sizes you will need before freezing, so later on, you can defrost only the amount you need. And, if you have the time, opt for preheating in the oven rather than in the microwave.
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