Enchilada Recipes

September 16, 2009

Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipes, A red enchilada covered in sauce.These are similar to what you get on the enchilada dinner at El Chico, but way better.



In a skillet large enough to hold one flat tortilla, heat the 2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat.

Lay one tortillas at a time in hot oil for 10 seconds or just until limp, adding more oil as needed. Let excess oil drip back into pan and then lay tortilla on a plate covered with paper towels to absorb more oil. Blot slightly with additional paper towels between each addition. Repeat with all 12.

In a 9 1/2 inch by 12 inch oven safe casserole dish, spread a very thin layer of chili over the bottom. Take the first tortilla, place a 1/4 inch thick slice of cheese (should be about 1/2 inch wide) down the center of the tortilla, side to side, sprinkle with one tablespoon chopped onion. Roll up and place seam side down in the casserole dish and repeat with the remaining tortillas.


Slightly thin the remaining chili with water and spread over the top of the enchiladas. Either grate some of the cheese over or add several thin slices randomly over the chili. Cover completely with aluminum foil.

Place in 350 degree F. oven for 30-45 minutes. Check at 30 minutes to see if chili is bubbling and remove then if it is or continue heating another 10-15 minutes. Serve with rice, refried beans, guacamole and chips.

Servings: 4-5
Time:30 Minutes Preparation Time
30-45 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: Recipe came from my mother, Elaine

By Lynn Thomas from Conway, AR

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
June 23, 2011

Years ago, when my girls were just small, I first made Enchiladas for the family. They quickly became a family favorite.

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September 11, 2009

Cook hamburger and onion until browned, then add 3/4 can enchilada sauce to meat. Simmer for 30 minutes. Cover the bottom of a skillet with oil.

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April 28, 2006

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring, until softened. . .

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
December 8, 2010

Brown hamburger and drain. Add can of refried beans, 1 can of sauce, and sprinkle 1 handful of shredded cheese into hamburger, and stir until thoroughly mixed.

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February 22, 2010

Easy, you use frozen burritos, lots of cheese, everyone likes it and easy to change up! Mix the cheese soup and enchilada sauce together.


Pour half on the bottom of a 8x8 or a 9x13 inch (will be little big, but ok) pan. Microwave the burritos for a minute.

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March 8, 2010

Crumble meat in large bowl; microwave on high for 6-8 minutes or until meat loses pink color when stirred; drain. Add tomato paste, water, onion and salt. Microwave on high 3 minutes or until hot.

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
July 21, 2008

Fry tortillas in hot oil until soft. Drain. Fill center of tortillas with small amount of meat, cheese and onions. Roll and place in greased baking dish.

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March 28, 2007

Make the filling by combining chicken, olives, almonds, and enough of the sauce to moisten (about 1/3 cup). Heat sauce on low heat. Fry tortillas in oil and dip into heated sauce.

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August 31, 2009

I am looking for Tex-Mex beef enchilada recipes. Also, how is the sauce made that goes over them? Thanks. I love this site.

By pamela from Long Beach, MS


August 31, 20090 found this helpful

If you are talking about the red sauce, that is called enchilada sauce. There are several store products. Some are a mix in a pouch, and some come in a can, ready to use, and of course, you can google 'enchilada sauce' for several recipes to try, till you find just the one you like!


I don't make those, so I don't have a recipe to share :(

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August 31, 20090 found this helpful

I use Old El Paso Enchailada red sauce mix when I make enchiladas. There is a very simple recipe on the back of the can for them that only involves 4 or 5 items and takes about 45-60 minutes start to finish. The sauce comes in mild, medium and hot, which I sometimes mix and I also usually use at least one extra can of sauce because we like the sauce.

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September 2, 20090 found this helpful

The red sauce is called chili Colorado. I like the specific taste of canned enchilada sauce so I make chili sauce and then add a can of enchilada sauce. I don't know what the unknown ingredient is. I hope it comes up on this column. For chili sauce, take dried chilies (not real hot, soak for 20 minutes, take out the stem and seeds (these make them hotter), put the husks in a blender with a couple cloves of garlic and 1-2T cumin, some salt.


Hold the top and blend. Add 1-2T flour, blend. Heat to simmer. Simmer 10 min. Add canned sauce if you use it. Dip tortillas. Fill tortillas. Pour sauce (reserve if you may need more for after they're heated). Maybe 350F for 20-40 min. This (obviously) is not an exact recipe. Good luck.

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September 22, 2008

When I lived in California, a restaurant near Loma Linda Hospital served the BEST Vegetarian "Chicken" Enchiladas! From what I remember it had flour tortillas rather than corn. It had green chiles and a sour cream/cheese sauce. I would LOVE to have the recipe. It was so delicious. They served it every Thursday for lunch. I no longer remember the name of the restaurant.

Donna from Kernersville, NC


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September 23, 20080 found this helpful

Do you know what the chicken replacement was? Tofu? TVP (textured veg. protein, usually in pellets)? potato mash? Any of these would work with a chicken stock or base and a basic enchilada recipe.


Herdez makes a good green chile sauce (small cans) that would be good.

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September 24, 20080 found this helpful

If you are trying to do vegetarian you wouldn't do chicken stock! Use vegetable stock instead.

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September 25, 20080 found this helpful

in freezer sections some stores carry
organic/VEGAN brand "Amy's"
I purchases some cheese enchiladas and
they were Awesome.
Amy's is a brand from CA. I found this brand
in Missouri and they are better than any
Mex. place here unless I make them.
not bragging I am Mexican and love to cook Mexican foods.

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May 14, 2006

I am looking for a recipe for Crab Enchiladas.

Jeanne from Willow Street, PA


By Carol from Quarryville (Guest Post)
May 16, 20060 found this helpful

Chi-Chis seafood enchiladas
10 oz. cream of Chicken soup
1/2 cup onions; chopped
8 oz. crab (real or imitation; chopped)
1 3/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese: shredded
8 flour tortillas; 5-6 inch
1 cup milk
dash nutmeg
dash pepper
In a mixing bowl stir together soup, onion, nutmeg and black pepper. In another bowl, place half of the soup mixture, the crab, and 1 cup Monterey jack cheese; set aside. Wrap the tortillas in paper towels; microwave on 100% power for 30-60 seconds. Place 1/3 cup mixture on each tortilla; roll up. Place seam side down on a greased 12x 7 1/2 inch dish. Stir milk into the reserved soup mixture, pour over enchiladas. Microwave, covered, on high for 12-14 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Let stand for 10 min. Add a dash of hot pepper sauce to soup mix if desired.

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