Best Homemade Cheese Enchiladas

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I have discovered this recipe by Rachel cooks with love ❤ and it’s amazing! This is the best homemade cheese enchiladas I have ever tried in my whole life. The sauce is so flavorful and blends well with the grated cheese. Serve it with pico de Gallo and you have a delicious meal for the family.


  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of oregano
  • 3 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons of tomato paste
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • salt to taste
  • corn tortillas
  • 3/4 lb of grated American cheese
  • chopped onions (optional, for assembling)

For the tortillas:

  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 8 corn tortillas

For pico de Gallo:

  • 1/4 cup of chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup of diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 1 seeded and chopped jalapeno
  • juice of 1/2 lime


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Step 1:

Heat your cast iron just below medium. Add the melted butter, vegetable oil, and all-purpose flour. Mix well using a whisk. Continuously mix until it becomes golden brown.

Step 2:

Add the chili powder and paprika to the mixture. Stir them together. Next, add the onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, and oregano while continuously mixing.

Step 3:

Add a bit of the chicken broth and keep on mixing. Add the tomato paste, then add more chicken broth. Continue mixing until you break all the clumps. Add the chicken bouillon, sugar, and the remaining chicken broth. Don’t stop whisking until it comes to a very low bubble. Once bubbling, lower the temperature down and place the lid on. Let it simmer while whisking occasionally.

Best Homemade Cheese Enchiladas Ingredients
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Step 4:

In a small skillet, add 1/2 cup of vegetable oil. Once the oil is hot, run your tortillas through it until it bubbles, then take them out. Do the same for the remaining tortillas.

Step 5:

Taste your sauce and add some salt if needed but remember that you’re going to add cheese. Place the lid back and continue simmering on very low heat.

Step 6:

Start assembling. Put some sauce on the bottom of the dish. Get one tortilla and pass it into the sauce, and put some cheese and diced onion(optional). Roll it over and place them on your dish.  Continue until you fill it. Cover it with more sauce and top with more cheese.

Best Homemade Cheese Enchiladas Instructions
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Step 7:

Cover with aluminum foil and bake a 375F for 15 minutes just until the cheese is melted. While waiting, make the pico de Gallo by combing all ingredients in a bowl.

Step 8:

Serve on a plate with pico de Gallo. Enjoy!


Best Homemade Cheese Enchiladas

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