Learner's definition of ENCHILADA
: a Mexican food that consists of a flat piece of bread (called a tortilla) that is rolled around a meat, bean, or cheese filling and covered with a sauce
the big enchiladaUS, informal
: the most important issue, person, etc.
the whole enchiladaUS, informal
: the entire thing : everything
The celebration included music, food, fireworks—the whole enchilada.
The team may win the whole enchilada [=the championship] this year.