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Just the Thing for a Casual Supper with Friends
Enchiladas are a surprisingly excellent dinner-party main, striking a nice balance between laid-back and special. This recipe, from Melissa Coleman's new The Minimalist Kitchen, is doubly impressive because of its homemade "ancho-lada" sauce, which you can make up to a month in advance. It includes dried Ancho chiles and canned fire-roasted tomatoes, which give the finished dish a deep and smoky flavor. The other ingredients—chicken, black beans, cheese, tortillas—are the definition of crowd-pleasing.

Get the recipe: Ancho-ladas