Cuisine: Mexican

Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Serves: 4

Enchiladas are Mexican delicacies cooked with lots of cheese and meat filling in a tortilla wrap baked till they almost melt in your mouth. Let's see how to make quick and easy enchiladas.

  • 8 corn tortilla wraps 
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • ½ cup chopped tomatoes
  • ½ tbsp garlic paste
  • ½ cup jalapeños or 1 tbsp green chilies
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp Mexican seasoning or oregano

An easy Tex Mex cheesy delight for a perfect dinner with friends and family.

  1. Heat a flat pan and put a little oil in it. Lightly fry a tortilla to make it crispy.
  2. Take another pan, add oil, and cook garlic, onions, and tomatoes for 5-10 minutes or until they turn mushy. Add jalapeños, Mexican seasoning or oregano, salt, and pepper and cook. 
  3. Preheat the oven to 375 °F and start making tortilla rolls by filling them with cheddar cheese. You can add a bit of cooked vegetable mixture if you like. 
  4. Place these cheese-filled rolls in the microwave casserole and top them with the prepared vegetable sauce.
  5. Add another layer of grated cheese to make it extra cheesy.
  6. Bake it for 15 minutes, till the cheese turns golden and fluffy.
  7. Serve it with salad.

Chef Tip: You can use minced meat or any vegetable as tortilla filling. Either way, your enchiladas will be amazing.

Enchiladas are filling and taste yummy. Every time you are short of time to cook, try this simple recipe and thank us later. Let us know if this cheesy delight cheered you up in the comments below.

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Fun Fact

• Enchilada is the past participle of the Spanish word “enchilar”, which translates to “add chilli pepper” or “to the season with chilli”\n This dish screams Mexico!!

Historical Fact

• Enchiladas originated in Mexico, where the practice of rolling tortillas around other food dates back at least to Mayan times

The people living in the lake region of the valley of Mexico traditionally ate corn tortillas folded or rolled around small fish

• At the time of the Spanish conquistadors, Bernal Diaz del Castillo documented a feast enjoyed by Europeans hosted by Hernan Cortes in Coyoacan, which included foods served in corn tortillas.

Nutrition Fact

• A single serving of enchilada contains 268 calories of which 89 are from fat It is constituted of 9, 9g fat, 31mg of cholesterol, 622mg sodium, 132mg potassium, 30g carbohydrates, and 14g protein.

• One of the most nutritious parts of enchiladas is their calcium content, 1/5 of all the calcium you need in a day is in one serving

 Calcium is known for its role in building and maintaining healthy bones by lengthening, strengthening, and slowing age-related losses.