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Definition of "enchilada" []

  • A tortilla rolled and stuffed usually with a mixture containing meat or cheese and served with a sauce spiced with chili. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "enchilada" in a sentence
  • "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."