Enchiladas Rojas Recipe

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Miguel Modified: December 15, 2021
Enchiladas Rojas Recipe


How To Make Enchiladas Rojas

Want to add to your repertoire of Mexican dishes? These enchiladas rojas is an authentic dish that's loaded spicy peppers and juicy beef.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 35 mins


  • 4 guajillo peppers, seeds removed
  • 4 ancho peppers, seeds removed
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • ¼ tsp Mexican oregano
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups beef, shredded, or pork or chicken (optional)
  • cup fresh cheese crumble
  • ½ cup white onion, finely chopped
  • cup vegetable oil

For Optional Garnishes:

  • 2 cups potatoes, pre-cooked, diced, and 2 cups of pre-cook diced carrots
  • lettuce, finely shredded, or cabbage and radishes


  1. Let's start first with the enchilada sauce. Slightly roast the peppers in a hot griddle, pressing them flat with the help of a spatula. Make sure not to burn them. This step takes a few seconds on each side of the peppers.

  2. Once roasted, place them in a saucepan with water and turn the heat to medium and simmer for about 15 minutes or when they look soft.
  3. Remove saucepan from stove and let them cool for another 10 to 15 minutes. The pepper skins should look soft.

  4. After the resting period, drain the peppers and place in the blender along with the garlic cloves. Add ½ cup of clean water and blend until there is a smooth sauce. If necessary, strain the sauce into a large bowl using a fine strainer. Season with the oregano, salt, and pepper, and set aside.

  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, just to keep the red enchiladas warm while finishing assembling them.

  6. Add the 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil little by little as needed. Too much oil will get a soggy tortilla. Dip the tortilla into the enchilada sauce to lightly coat each side.

  7. Place it in the Frying Comal-pan or skillet and briefly fry a few seconds on both sides. Add more vegetable oil to the skillet as needed. Place fried tortillas in a dish while making the rest of the tortillas to keep warm in the oven.

  8. To assemble the red enchiladas, first, place the filling in the center of the tortilla and fold it.

  9. Sprinkle the enchiladas with the cheese and onion. Add the garnish of choice and enjoy!


  • Sugar: 12g
  • :
  • Calcium: 80mg
  • Calories: 448kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 55g
  • Cholesterol: 53mg
  • Fat: 18g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Potassium: 1097mg
  • Protein: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Sodium: 102mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 6801IU
  • Vitamin C: 23mg
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