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There's a terrible rumor going around that enchiladas are hard to make; a notion that has prevented thousands upon thousands of potentially amazing and easy meals from ever making it to the dinner table. It's a shame. We are on a mission to dispel that myth and reveal the truth about how easy it is to make homemade enchiladas.
You will be pleasantly surprised to learn that making homemade enchiladas from scratch only takes a few steps and easy to customize according to taste. All you will really need are 8-10 cooked tortillas, your favorite filling (meat, beans, veggies), sauce, cheese, and a few minutes to roll it together and bake.
Like any other great dish, good enchiladas start with fresh ingredients and really, really good tortillas. Most traditional enchilada recipes call for corn tortillas, but flour tortillas will work just fine.
TORTILLA TIP: Warm tortillas are easier to fill and roll. Always cook them first.
Ready to get started?
Homemade Cheesy Enchiladas with TortillaLand® Tortillas
- 1 bag of TortillaLand® Corn Tortillas
- 1 bag of mixed Mexican Cheese
- 2 cups of Queso Fresco
- 16 ounces Enchilada Sauce (recipe below)
- a few sprigs of fresh Cilantro
1. Start with a basic enchilada sauce recipe:
- 2 Tablespoons of Ancho Chili powder
- 1 Tablespoon of Chipotle Chili powder
- 1 teaspoon Cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon Garlic Salt
- 1 teaspoon Oregano
- 3 cups water
- 1 (8 ounce) can of Tomato sauce
1. Combine all dry ingredients in a saucepan and once mixed stir in water slowly
2. Cook over medium heat, stirring often
3. Stir in tomato sauce
4. Continue cooking on medium to low and let simmer and thicken for 5 to 10 minutes
heat a nonstick pan to high until hot. Turn heat to medium and place tortillas on one side for 30 seconds or until lightly browned. Flip over and do the same on the other side.
3. Fill n’ Roll:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Pull out your casserole dish and one by one fill your tortillas with shredded Mexican cheese, then roll'em up neatly and continue stacking this way until the pan is full.
Here are a few more of our favorite enchilada recipes to inspire you:
Cheese & Onion Enchiladas with Verde Sauce posted by Aggie's Kitchen
Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas With Creamy Salsa Verde Sauce Posted by Don't Waste the Crumbs
White Chicken Chili Enchiladas Posted by A Slice of Style
Easy Weeknight Turkey Enchiladas Posted by Delicious Dishings
Ballpark Enchiladas: Sausage, Pepper and Onion Enchiladas with Beer-Cheese Sauce Posted on Once Upon a Small Boston Kitchen
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