Authentic Mexican Enchiladas

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This is the real thing! Corn tortillas are dipped in a home made sauce, fried, filled with Mexican queso fresco, then topped with sour cream, lettuce and tomato. My mother in law is from Mexico and taught me to make this delicious dish! Serve with authentic refried beans, it has a taste different from the norm--so good!

close up view of Authentic Mexican Enchiladas garnished with cheese, served with refried beans on a colorful plate
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Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 dried chile de arbol peppers

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup water

  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying

  • 18 (6 inch) corn tortillas

  • 3 cups crumbled queso fresco

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 cup shredded lettuce

  • 2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced

  • ½ cup chopped green onions

Directions

  1. Snap the tops off of the dried chilies, and place in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 15 minutes. Drain the water, and place chilies into a food processor or blender with the garlic and salt. Puree until smooth. Press sauce through a strainer, and set aside.

  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Soak each tortilla in the sauce, then place in the hot oil. Turn over almost immediately, and fry for about 5 seconds on the other side. Remove to a plate that is lined with paper towels. The easiest way to do this is to fry the tortillas and stack them directly on top of each other until you have fried them all. This will keep the tortillas pliable until you are ready to fill them.

  3. Take one fried tortilla at a time, and fill with about 2 tablespoons of the queso fresco. Roll up, and place seam side down on a plate. Place three of these on each plate. Top in the following order: Start with a layer of sour cream, then a small handful of lettuce, three tomato slices, 2 more tablespoons of queso fresco, and finally, 1 tablespoon of green onions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

477 Calories
24g Fat
46g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 477
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 12g 61%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 609mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 474mg 36%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 498mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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