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How to Make Enchiladas

Flavorful enchiladas are easy to make in just 5 steps.

There's a lot to love about the make-and-bake simplicity of enchiladas -- a tortilla wrapped around a mixture of fillings, dunked in sauce, and topped with cheese. The best part of making enchiladas is that they're completely customizable: Pick your favorite kind of tortilla, meat or bean, veggies, sauce, cheese, and go. Here are a few of our favorite enchilada recipes to get you started:

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Enchiladas, Explained

Step 1: Choose the tortillas

Corn tortillas are traditional for enchiladas, but flour tortillas also work. Choose 7- or 8-inch flour tortillas or 6-inch corn tortillas -- they fit best in most pans. Recipes vary, but for a 3-quart rectangular casserole dish, you will need about eight flour or corn tortillas.

Tip: Corn tortillas are more pliable and easier to roll if heated first. Wrap them in foil and bake in a 350°F oven for 10 minutes.

Step 2: Choose and prep the sauce

Covering enchiladas with sauce adds flavor and keeps them moist while cooking. Sauce recipes are abundant (see options below), or you can start simple by using canned enchilada sauce, canned Mexican-style tomatoes, or tomato or fruit salsa. Another popular sauce is the "Suiza" or "Swiss-style" cream sauce used in Enchiladas Suiza or Swiss Enchiladas

Some recipes suggest spreading a little sauce (1/2 cup for a 3-quart baking dish) on the bottom of the pan before adding enchiladas. This keeps the enchiladas from sticking to the pan or getting tough on the bottom.

Sour Cream and Cumin Enchilada Sauce

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Suiza Enchilada Sauce

Quick Enchilada Sauce

Step 3: Choose and prep the filling

There are many different ways to fill an enchilada. Stir together a 10-minute black bean filling, braise beef or chicken in the slow cooker, opt for a seafood filling, or create your own with whatever ingredients you have on hand. Plan on about 1/3 cup filling per enchilada.

Shredded Chicken Filling

Black Bean Filling

Step 4: Wrap the filling

Place the filling (about 1/3 cup per tortilla) onto one edge of each tortilla. Roll up tortillas and place them, seam side down, in a row in the pan. This deters the tortillas from curling up during baking and helps to keep them rolled.

Tip: If all the enchiladas don't fit in the pan crosswise, tuck some above your row. You can also bake them in two baking dishes or in individual baking dishes. You may need to shorten the baking time, however.

Step 5: Bake and serve

Most enchiladas are baked covered with foil until heated through. Oven temperatures and baking times vary per recipe, but on average they cook in a 350°F oven for about 25 minutes.

Sprinkle the cheese on top of the enchiladas after they are heated through. Return the pan to the oven to bake for about 5 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted. Let the enchiladas cool slightly on a cooling rack before serving.

Tip: Popular cheeses for enchiladas include shredded Monterey Jack or Chihuahua, or crumbled Cotija. Use 1/2 to 1 cup of cheese to sprinkle on top of a 3-quart rectangular pan of enchiladas.

Tip: Snipped cilantro, sour cream, diced tomato, and shredded lettuce all make tasty enchilada toppers.

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