Meal Review: American Airlines Chimichurri Beef Enchiladas

To start off, I’m a big fan of this dish – and it’s one I now regularly order if it’s on the menu. I’ve had a consistently good experience with it, which makes for a good go-to American Airlines meal.

Let’s take a look at the details of the flight:

Route: Washington DC (Reagan) to Dallas, TX

Aircraft: Boeing 737

Meal Window: Lunch

Meal: Chimichurri Beef Enchiladas served with rice and black beans

After take-off, the lead flight attendant came through the First Class cabin with a choice of lunch selections. On choice was a Bowtie Pasta or Beef Enchiladas. I chose the enchiladas since I had enjoyed them previously.

A a hot towel was offered followed by beverages. I ordered a Coke Zero with lemon. Soon after, the usual warm nuts were served.

AA Beverage Service

After about 10 minutes, the lunch tray was presented.

Chimichurri Beef Enchiladas

On the meal tray included:

  • A garden salad with bell peppers and cucumbers, with a cup of ranch dressing
  • Beef enchiladas with rice and beans
  • A bread basked was offered to which I chose the warmed pretzel roll.

Here are my impressions of the meal:

  • The pretzel roll was a bit on the stale side, though not completely hard. It looks like it had been previously crushed, so perhaps that had something to do with it.
  • The enchiladas were warm, though I would have preferred them a tad hotter. I really wish some sort of hot sauce or salsa was served with this meal, since it could really use some spice. Otherwise, it tasted fine.

Following dinner, a chocolate chip cookie was served. Unlike previous versions of the cookie, this was new and improved – it tasted much more like the original “version 1” cookie, though was steal heated rather than baked. It was MUCH better than the ill-tasting “version 2” cookie.

AA Cookie

I really like the enchiladas, and have found it to be one of my favorite domestic meals, along with the Cheese Lasagna. It could really use some spice, but if you like non-spicy food, then this is for you. I’m also ecstatic to see a better tasting version of the cookie come back. While it’s not like the original, it’s a far improvement from the “new” cookie introduced in the fall of 2014.

For those who have the option of ordering this dish on your next domestic First Class American Airlines flight, I hope you find this review informative!

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