Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
These are absolutely delicious! Even my meat-eating hubby loves them. I don't put any onions in mine, though--just cheesy goodness. The homemade sauce is so easy but so good!
I can't even believe I tried making these enchiladas !!with tomato sauce!!. NO NO you use red chile sauce for enchiladas NOT TOMATO SAUCE. I seriously could not eat these. I made the red chile sauce and doused them with it so I could eat it. The only thing about this that is "enchilada" is the tortillas. Ugh tomato sauce is never used in Mexican food.
My kids totally enjoyed this! I followed the directions exactky, except I didn't put in as much onion. I only had a half of onion on deck!
Made this tonight. It was fantastic. I did add add a bit of garlic powder to the cheese mixture. Will make again.
This is a Tex Mex recipe. Tex Mex enchiladas always call for raw unions. If you don't like the taste of onions, don't use them. They'll be just as good without them but they won't be authentic. That being said, always scrutinize your recipe ingredients to your personal taste. This is a delicious recipe and brings back memories of Texas/Mexican food from my youth.PS. don't forget to throw some cilantro on top to garnish and Texans always top with extra raw onion.
This is a family favorite. I admit, however, I do doctor them a bit. I use dehydrated onion (just a tablespoon before reconstituting) and add to the sauce with the garlic. I also use cooked shredded or chopped chicken (depending if I have chicken breast or thigh) and green chilies. Essentially I take a tortilla, put a good tablespoon of red sauce down the middle, add chicken down the middle, salt and pepper to taste the chicken and top with about a teaspoon plus a hiccup of green chilies or to taste obviously. Finalize with cheese mixture before I roll them and place seam side down. I fill them so the 6"-8" tortilla just rolls shut. I follow the recipe after that and serve with shredded lettuce, black olives and sour cream on top and pico with some fresh guacamole on the side. Very tasty with refried beans and mexican rice to round out the plate.
Every time I make them my husband tells me that he really likes it (he doesn't like raw onion but I use a sweet onion and a bit less than the recipe calls for and he loves it) .
My son requested cheese enchiladas. There are millions of recipes! My family liked these. I think the sauce was mild without the strong enchilada chile taste which worked well. I made some with corn tortillas and some with flour since real enchiladas are made with corn tortillas. Both were good. The raw onion bothered me but we all liked the crunch of it. So I am not sure what to say about the raw onion. I might cook the onion next time to see how we like it or maybe use lots of green onion. I garnished with picante and avocado. I was surprised it went over well. I will try it again.
I have been making these enchiladas for at least 15 years, I don't remember where I got the recipe initially, but I would imagine it was from of one of my many many issues of Taste of Home magazines. I have had "Mexican Night" many times with friends and family over and have made these along with a fajita recipe from one of my favorite restaurants, the thing is......EVERYONE LOVES THESE ENCHILADAS! I have been asked for the recipe dozens of times, I always make them according to the recipe, sometime adding chicken I have slow cooked in fresh salsa. I always serve these Cheese Enchiladas with home made salsa and home made Spanish rice ..... YUM! .These were delish, I don't care what the haters say!
I read a lot of the reviews, but made the recipe almost exactly like the original and my husband and I loved it! I loved the crunch the fresh onion gave it, just like my favorite Mexican restaurant makes them. Truly, the only change I made was to use whole wheat flour tortillas because that is what I always have in stock and they are higher in fiber and lower in fat.