500BestSquareEnchiladas With Chile Ancho Sauce @ Casa Garcia

The best sauce they make at Casa Garcia is their chili ancho sauce, a thick, ruddy-brown concoction with a complex flavor. It’s at its best with any kind of enchilada, but particularly simple cheese and onion enchiladas. They’re also terrific on the restaurants hand-made tamales. An ancho chili is a dried poblano pepper, a modestly hot variety. The drying process gives it the distinctive cordovan color and flavor.

Casa Garcia. Metairie: 8814 Veterans Blvd. 504-464-0354.

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