Cheese Enchilada Recipe



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Cheese Enchiladas are a favorite in my family and I hope they will soon be the same in yours. Although they are simple we will still take you through our step-by-step instructions. This recipe makes around 12 enchiladas, which serves 4 people.

Cheese Enchilada Ingredients

Cheese Enchilada Ingredients

Enchilada Ingredients

This recipe calls for:

3 Cups Chicken Broth (OR 3 Cups of Water)

1/8 teaspoon Red Pepper

3 Tablespoons Chili Powder

1 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin Powder

1 1/2 teaspoon Salt

3/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder

4 Tablespoons Corn Oil

4 Tablespoons Flour

Corn Tortillas

Cheddar Cheese


1 onion

Cheese Enchilada Equipment

Cheese Enchilada Equipment

Enchilada Equipment

For this recipe you will need:

Large, or Medium size pan

Frying Pan

Cheese Grater

Measuring Cups

Measuring Spoons


Spatula, or tongs for frying tortillas

Adding FlourAdding Cumin Powder

Adding SaltAdding Chili Powder

Mixing Enchilada Sauce

First Step: Mixing Enchilada Sauce

Put a sauce pan on a medium heat burner and mix together:

4 Tablespoons Corn Oil

6 Tablespoons Flour

1 1/2 teaspoon Cumin Powder

1/2 teaspoon Salt

3 Tablespoons Chili Powder

1/8 teaspoon Red Pepper

3/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder



Cook for one minute, stirring the ingredients together.

Adding Water

Adding Water

Second Step: Adding Water to Enchilada Sauce

Now add the three cups of water and keep stirring until it is thickened to the consistency of a thin gravy.

Keep sauce warm while you work on the rest of the recipe.

Corn TortillaFrying Corn Tortilla

Drying Corn Tortilla

Blotting Corn Tortilla

Third Step: Soft Frying Tortillas

Soft frying tortillas is quite easy. If you have never done this before we will show you how. (Never leave a skillet, or frying pan with oil in it unattended It could start a fire. If you have small children in your house make sure that the handle of your frying pan, or skillet is out of their reach. Also, Keep a sauce pan lid--that fits your frying pan--around any time you fry with hot oil; this way, if their is a fire, you can suffocate it out before it spreads beyond of the frying pan).

Put about 1/4th of an inch of corn oil in the frying pan. Turn the burner to medium high and let it heat up the oil. Then carefully place one of the corn tortillas in the hot oil. Cook for 5 seconds, then flip it over using a pair of tongs, or forks. Cook the other side for 5 seconds as well, before removing the tortilla from the pan. Once you remove it from the pan blot it off using paper towels. You will need to soft fry around 20 tortillas. This is so you will have a few extra.

Grating CheeseCheese Filling

Grating Cheese

Fifth Step: Grating The Cheese

Now its time to grate the cheese. You will want to evenly mix one cup of grated cheddar cheese with one cup grated Velveeta. It should look like the picture to the left once you have evenly mixed them.

You will also want to chop up your onion now.

Dipping Tortilla Enchilada Sauce

Corn Tortilla And Enchilada Sauce

Corn Tortilla And Enchilada Sauce

Sixth Step: Dipping Tortillas In Enchilada Sauce

Now is when we start assembling the enchiladas. We will take you through making the first one. First you will want to give your enchilada sauce a quick stir to make sure it is still warm and well mixed. If it is not warm enough just turn the burner back on for a few minutes and heat it up a little. If you have to do this make sure you stir it at the same time. Now, lets get back to the instructions. You will want to take one of the soft fried tortillas and dip it in the enchilada sauce.


Cheese Enchilada

Assembling Cheese Enchiladas 

Seventh Step: Assembling Enchiladas

Once you dip your soft fried tortilla, then sprinkle 1/4 cup of cheese and a Tablespoon of onion, as seen to your left. Then roll it up and place it on a serving plate. You will want to do this with all of your tortillas. I would suggest making them on a different plate than what you are going to serve them on. The enchilada sauce will make it a huge mess if you don't.

Cheese ToppingOnion Topping

Enchilada Sauce Topping


Eighth Step: Topping Cheese Enchiladas

Once you have finished making all the enchiladas add a few more large spoonfuls of enchilada sauce on top along with more cheese and more onion. The pictures to the left will serve as a good guide to the amounts. If you skip putting the enchilada sauce on top they will taste more like a cheese taco rather than an enchilada. That wouldn't be good!

If your tortillas and enchilada sauce is not hot enough to melt the cheese then zap them in the microwave for about 30 seconds.

Cheese Enchiladas

Cheese Enchiladas

Cheese Enchiladas

If you like, top your enchiladas off with an over easy fried egg.

Now Enjoy your enchiladas!

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