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How To Make Cheese Enchiladas

How To Make Cheese Enchiladas

If you are in the mood for a cheesy, warm delicious meal, these enchiladas are just what you are looking for. Watch as the the chefs from the famous El Coyote Café in Los Angeles walk you through making these tasty enchiladas in your own home.


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Step 1: You will need

  • 4 Corn Tortillas
  • 340 g Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 cups (120ml) Chopped Onions
  • 2 cups (500ml) Enchilada Sauce
  • 1/4 cups (60ml) Chopped Green Onions
  • 3 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 3 tbsp Flour
  • 1 tsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chopped Garlic
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 3 cups (750ml) Water
  • 1 Can Tomato Sauce
  • Green Onion

Step 2: Make The Sauce

Preheat the oven to 350 º F/ 117 º C/ Gas Mark 4.

In a small bowl combine the chili powder. Use less chili powder for a milder sauce. Add the flour, cocoa powder, garlic, oregano, the can of tomato sauce, and salt to taste. Stir the ingredients together to form a smooth paste. If the mixture is too thick add a little water and continue to stir. Once it is completely smooth and not lumpy, transfer the mixture into a sauce pan and cook over medium heat. Add the rest of the water and stir constantly until the mixture thickens. Once the sauce is thick, remove it from the heat and set it aside.

Step 3: Prepare The Shells

Pour two cups (273 ml) of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium/high heat. Allow it to cook until hot. Also, take a griddle or another frying pan and heat it over medium heat.

Quick Tip: In order to tell if the cooking oil is hot and ready to use, place the tip of a wooden spoon in the center of the skillet. If bubbles form around the spoon then you know that you oil is hot and ready to go.

Take one tortilla and place it on the warm griddle or frying pan. Allow it to warm for about a minute on each side. Using tongs, remove it from the pan and place it in the hot oil, just long enough to coat the entire tortilla in oil. Remove the tortilla from the oil and allow the excess oil to drip from the tortilla. Then place the tortilla on a plate. Repeat this step for all of the tortillas.

Step 4: Fill The Tortillas

Place the tortilla on a flat surface. Now add 3 ounces of cheese to the middle of the tortilla and then sprinkle it with as many of the onions as you like. Roll the tortilla into a cylinder and place them into a pan for cooking. Repeat this step for each of the tortillas

Step 5: Smother The Tortillas

Cover each enchilada with the enchilada sauce we made earlier. Then cover all of the enchiladas with the remaining cheese, you can use as little or as much as you like. Place the pan in the oven and cook for 5 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted.

Step 6: Garnish And Serve

Remove the enchiladas from the oven. Serve the enchiladas by taking them out with a spatula and putting them on each plate. You can garnish with green onions for extra flavor.