Just Say No to Soggy Enchiladas (and Make Sure It Never Happens Again)

October 20, 2015

Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Rebecca Ragland confesses to associate food editor Rick Martinez that she’s guilty of making seriously soggy enchiladas. Here’s Martinez’s advice for making sure it never happens again. Welcome to Effed It Up.

Dear Rick, savior of soggy, soupy enchiladas,

I homemade green enchilada sauce using fresh peppers, tomatillos, onions, and garlic. I roasted everything. But my enchiladas came out seriously soggy!! The whole mess turned my tortillas into mush. I’ve never had that experience before. What happened? How do I…