Authentic Mexican Enchiladas

Enchiladas is one of the most popular and traditional Mexican foods. The word Enchilada is known as a rolled maize tortilla that is stuffed with meat, chili sauce and tomato. Mexican enchiladas differ widely, with lots of variations; however, these are usually tortillas dipped and fried in spicy enchilada sauce and rolled up with some vegetables, meat or cheese. In this article, we will share one of the authentic Mexican enchiladas recipes that are widely seen in most of the parts of Mexico.

Authentic Mexican Enchiladas Recipe

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

Serves: 4


  • Cooking oil: 1 cup
  • 16 corn tortillas
  • Enchilada sauce: 1 (28-ounce) can
  • Cheese (like mozzarella grated or shredded): 2 cups
  • Cotija cheese: 1/2 cup
  • Cooked shredded beef, chicken, or pork: 1 1/2 cups


  1. Heat oven at 400-degree F.
  2. Take a saucepan and heat oil on a medium heat. Now warm tortillas using tongs. Don’t fry them.
  3. Drain tortillas on a paper towel.
  4. Take a glass baking fish and pour enchilada sauce. Take a bowl and pour half of the sauce into it. Dip a tortilla into sauce and the place it into baking dish.
  5. Now put ¼ cup of cheese in the mid of tortilla. Then add meat. Fold tortilla half and then the other half. This way tortilla will be rolled around the meat and cheese.
  6. Turn the tortilla over so that it is seam-side down, while cheese will keep it in place.
  7. Layer rest of the tortillas in the same way and pour over the remaining sauce.
  8. Top with Cotija cheese.
  9. Bake for 20-30 minutes and serve.

As enchiladas are highly popular in Southwestern United States, they are now the oven-baked dish. It is to be noted that the authentic Mexican Enchiladas are now linked with the casserole classic that is highly popular today.


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