Although today you can find enchiladas stuffed with chicken, shredded beef or veggies, this stacked red chile and cheese enchilada is the traditional New Mexican one, a favorite in our family.
The puffed pillow of fried bread called the sopaipilla was thought to be “invented” in Albuquerque over 200 years ago. A good thing made even better when stuffed with a wonderful bean and green chile sauce mixture.
Red chile cheese enchiladas are a New Mexico staple. You can find enchiladas stuffed with chicken, crab meat or beef, but this is still our favorite!