Oct. 17, 2010: A boy waits to be served a portion of the world's largest enchilada during the National Enchilada Fair in the neighborhood of Iztapalapa in Mexico City. The enchilada, measuring over 229 feet and more than 3121 lbs., entered the famous Guinness Record book Sunday, unseating the previous record-holder, an enchilada made in Las Cruces, N.M..
It takes a tough man to make a tender enchilada. Also necessary, according to The Associated Press: Approximately 165 lbs. of corn, 602 lbs. of white onions, 269 lbs. of serrano chilis, 330 lbs. of cheese, 40 gallons of cream and a sea of salsas, among other ingredients.
Oct. 17, A boy and a woman eat portions of Mexico City's record-breaking enchilada. Backers of its New Mexico rival are claiming the two culinary creations cannot be compared, as the Northern enchilada was flat rather than round. "And of course, the taste of the chile—there's no comparison," says one.
Oh, okay, at least dozens. Chefs prepare the world's largest enchilada. "With this Guinness record we are showing the world that Iztapalapa is a high-level tourist destination," Mexico City tourism secretary Alejandro Rojas told The Associated Press.
Press, officials and by-standers express their excitement by taking many, many photos of the record-breaking Mexican enchilada.
A view from atop a crane proves even the world's largest enchilada has trouble ripping attention away from a cartoon of a serrano chile wearing an Aztec headdress.
Robert V. Estrada, points to his shirt on Oct. 18, 2010, at his restaurant in Las Cruces, N.M. Estrada earned the "largest enchilada" title from Guinness World Records in 2000, and claims it remains intact because his was flat, while the one prepared by residents in Iztapalapa, a Mexico City borough, was rolled. A spokesperson at Guinness begs to differ. "We do not have separate categories for different types of enchiladas," she told Fox News Latino.
Robert V. Estrada prepares a regular-sized enchilada at his restaurant in Las Cruces, N.M.
Who holds record for the world's biggest enchilada --Mexico or the U.S.?