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Moimoi | | Nov 19, 2012 02:12 PM

shredded chicken enchiladas with mole sauce and refried beans... Mexican rice recipe optional.

There are sooo many Mexican recipes out there that I don't know where to start and what/who to trust. I don't want to waste time on bad recipes, so I'm hoping for some expert advice on reproducing something somewhat sophisticated in flavour. Not looking for a Taco Bell experience.

If anyone asked me about chicken enchiladas, I'd think, "boring", but my inspiration came from Milagro (Yonge/Lawrence) - they were extraordinary. The delicate flavours, the subtleties... Indescribable.

A few notes... chicken was lightly spiced/seasoned (nothing stood out), didn't seem to have any other ingredients inside... covered in mole, vs. tomato sauce... Side of refried beans were insanely good... not your standard, dull flavour. Does anyone feel there is a significant difference between starting out with canned or dried black beans? I'm a big dry bean user, but frankly undecided if canned really makes a difference I saw some corn and peas on the plate... Might have come from the tomato-based Mexican rice (which I'm not really a huge fan). While I'd love to quit my job and learn the art of mole sauce, I would be happy with high quality, prepared/bottled recommendations, although I might attempt a recipe if it's a sure thing. While we have some nice latin grocers in Toronto, I'm going cross-border next week and can pick up some US Mexican brand products if recommended.