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Enchilada vs. Tamale

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Enchiladanoun

A Mexican dish made by wrapping a filling in a tortilla, then baking in a sauce.

Tamalenoun

Mexican dish of cornmeal dough shell filled with various ingredients (e.g. chopped beef, pork, sweet filling) then steamed in corn husks.

Enchiladanoun

tortilla with meat filling baked in chili-seasoned tomato sauce

Tamalenoun

A Mexican dish made of crushed corn (cornmeal) mixed with minced meat, seasoned with red pepper, dipped in oil, and steamed.

Enchilada

An enchilada (, Spanish: [entʃiˈlaða]) is a corn tortilla rolled around a filling and covered with a savory sauce. Originally from Mexican cuisine, enchiladas can be filled with various ingredients, including meats, cheese, beans, potatoes, vegetables, or combinations.

Tamalenoun

corn and cornmeal dough stuffed with a meat mixture then wrapped in corn husks and steamed

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Tamale

A tamale or tamal is a traditional Mesoamerican dish, made of masa or dough (starchy, and usually corn-based), which is steamed in a corn husk or banana leaf. The wrapping can either be discarded prior to eating or used as a plate.

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