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!

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Red Chile Cheese Enchiladas

This Red Chile Cheese Enchilada recipe uses Red Chile Powder to make the sauce. You can also substitute our red chile puree.
4.39 from 21 votes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Comfort Food, New Mexican, Traditional Family Favorites
Servings 6 8 oz. servings
Calories 253 kcal



  • Brown flour in 1 tablespoon oil. Add chile powder and blend in enough warm water to make a sauce of the thickness you desire.
    3 Tbsp. flour, 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil, 6 Tbsp. BUENO® Special Reserve Chile Powder, Warm water
  • Add garlic, salt and oregano. Simmer for at least 30 minutes while flavors blend.
    1 clove garlic, 1 tsp. salt, Dash of BUENO® Oregano
  • Quickly dip corn tortillas one at a time in hot oil to soften. Drain on paper towels.
    1 doz. BUENO® Corn Tortillas, Vegetable oil for frying tortillas
  • Dip each fried tortilla in above chile sauce, and place enough of the tortillas side by side in a casserole dish to cover bottom. Spread some chile sauce over tortillas. Sprinkle with onion and cheese. Add remaining layers of fried tortillas dipped in chile sauce, onion and cheese until all ingredients are used. Add remaining sauce on top or pour over individual servings.
    1 medium onion, 2 cups cheddar or longhorn cheese
  • Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until cheese on top is melted.


Calories: 253kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 12gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 808mgPotassium: 354mgFiber: 6gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 4760IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 322mgIron: 3mg
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