from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A tortilla rolled and stuffed usually with a mixture containing meat or cheese and served with a sauce spiced with chili.
- idiom (whole enchilada) The entirety of something; everything.
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- noun A
Mexicandish made by wrapping a filling in a tortilla, then baking in a sauce.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun tortilla with meat filling baked in tomato sauce seasoned with chili
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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The essence of the enchilada is the tortilla dipped in chile sauce.
The whole friggin enchilada is yours and you don’t know what to do?!
I think an enchilada is where the ingredients are baked or fried inside the tortilla.
But the league's big enchilada is its national TV money, which is split between teams.
The enchilada is a big dish, but I have a hard time justifying if it’s worth $9 at a place like this.
The best enchilada is in it’s purest form, a pan-fried corn tortilla dipped in chili gravy, folded over and then sprinkled with cheese and onion.
Then to have Hugh Acheson call my enchilada a burrito was like, "What?"
Last week I announced to the Twitterverse that I had made a dish called enchilada casserole for dinner.
GeekChef is here 2009
The enchilada was the burrito with ketchup mild red sauce.
Designer Grits 2006
An enchilada is a tortilla into which is rolled a mixture of meat or beans and seasoned with a sauce made of chili, a hot red pepper the chil in enchilada.
The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time William Safire 2004