enchilada enchilada  /ɛn tʃɪ ˈlɑ də/


  • (n) tortilla with meat filling baked in tomato sauce seasoned with chili


  1. A hardier band of explorers shoot for the big enchilada: hiking the entire length of the trail, some 5 million footsteps.
  2. When TV arrived in force seven years ago, Pace's genial personality went with the small screen the way a hot sauce goes with enchiladas.
  3. Ever since chef Ellise Pierce tasted true Paris mushrooms grown in 19th century quarries, she has been stuffing her enchiladas with nothing else.


  • Different kind of enchilada

    These asparagus and chickpea enchiladas are tasty served with brown rice and black beans. The sauce can be refrigerated for up to five days. The enchiladas can be assembled and refrigerated for up to three days.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The St. Augustine Record

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  1. "From his point of view, immigration is absolutely critical," said Thomas Mann of the Brookings Institution. "To lose this is to lose any chance of a real domestic accomplishment in his second term. This is the big enchilada."
    on Jun 8, 2007 By: Thomas Mann Source: Forbes

  2. "Go with the best and forget the rest," Briggs said. "I am the real world heavyweight champ,. not Klitschko, not the robotic Valuev and not Oleg Maskaev. I am the whole enchilada. These other guys are, well to use a Brooklyn expression, they...
    on Nov 11, 2006 By: Shannon Briggs Source: EastsideBoxing.com

  3. "When you win the first two, obviously, you want to go for the whole enchilada," Maddon said before the game.
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: Joe Maddon Source: Bradenton Herald

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