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Cheese Enchiladas

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

4
dried Ancho peppers
2
dried Guajillo peppers
3
cups water
1/2
cup vegetable oil
12
corn tortillas
4
cups queso fresco, shredded
1/2
medium onion, finely chopped
Cilantro, finely chopped

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

To save more time, you can use 2 cups of canned enchilada sauce.

Cheese Enchiladas are a classic dish of the Mexican cuisine. Simple yet flavorful, cheese enchiladas are a dish the whole family will love. They are super easy to prepare with corn tortillas, queso fresco (unripened cheese), and a delicious sauce made with dry peppers. In the United States, it's customary to bake the enchiladas. However, below I teach you how to make them the way we do it here in Mexico, where enchiladas go straight from the stove to the table.

Directions

  • 1 In a small bowl, boil the dry peppers with water at low heat until they are completely cooked; let cool a bit. Remove the seeds and the stems. In a blender, mix the peppers with the water you cooked them, until they are completely blended. Strain the enchilada sauce in a small bowl and warm it at low heat. Season with salt.
  • 2 In a saucepan, heat 1/4 cup vegetable oil to low heat. Very carefully, fry a corn tortilla in the hot oil for about 30 seconds. Turn the tortilla and fry for another 30 seconds. With a spatula, remove the tortilla form oil; let the excess of oil drain again in the saucepan.
  • 3 Pour the sauce on the tortilla. Place the tortilla on a plate. Immediately place 3 tablespoons of shredded queso fresco with a bit of chopped onion on the center of the tortilla. Fold the tortilla half way or fold it like a taco. Repeat the same procedure with the other tortillas.
  • 4 Organize 2 or 3 enchiladas in each plate. Pour 2 to 3 tablespoons of enchilada sauce on the enchiladas. Garnish with more cheese and cilantro.

Cheese Enchiladas are a classic dish of the Mexican cuisine. Simple yet flavorful, cheese enchiladas are a dish the whole family will love. They are super easy to prepare with corn tortillas, queso fresco (unripened cheese), and a delicious sauce made with dry peppers. In the United States, it's customary to bake the enchiladas. However, below I teach you how to make them the way we do it here in Mexico, where enchiladas go straight from the stove to the table.

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Leslie Limon Leslie Limon
September 14, 2015

Cheese Enchiladas are a classic dish of the Mexican cuisine. Simple yet flavorful, cheese enchiladas are a dish the whole family will love. They are super easy to prepare with corn tortillas, queso fresco (unripened cheese), and a delicious sauce made with dry peppers. In the United States, it's customary to bake the enchiladas. However, below I teach you how to make them the way we do it here in Mexico, where enchiladas go straight from the stove to the table.