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    El Coyote Cafe Cheese Enchiladas Ranchera

    El Coyote Cafe Cheese Enchiladas Ranchera. Photo by Lavender Lynn

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    2 hrs

    30 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    Chef SuzyQ's Note:

    Fabulous recipe from the El Coyote Cafe, the oldest Mexican food restaurant in Los Angeles. I'm posting it exactly as I got it, but we usually make a great big 13 x 9 pan of the enchiladas (just keep rolling them up until your pan is full) and double the ranchera sauce. It looks like way too much sauce, but it cooks down in the oven and the flavor is fantastico!

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    Ranchera Sauce



    1. 1
      Instructions for Sauce:.
    2. 2
      Quickly saute onion and garlic.
    3. 3
      Add the rest of ingredients and bring them to a rapid boil.
    4. 4
      Simmer for one hour.
    5. 5
      Instructions for Enchiladas:.
    6. 6
      In a heavy skillet, heat vegetable oil until very hot.
    7. 7
      Dip tortillas in oil to soften.
    8. 8
      Fill tortillas with approximately 1/8 cup grated cheese and 1 T chopped onion.
    9. 9
      Roll stuffed tortillas and place in baking dish.
    10. 10
      Cover enchiladas with sauce.
    11. 11
      Top each enchilada with 4 strips of Ortega Chili.
    12. 12
      Sprinkle 3 T. shredded cheese over each enchilada.
    13. 13
      Bake at 350 for approximately 20 minutes or until cheese is melted.
    14. 14
      Top with dollop of sour cream and garnish with green onions.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 16, 2013


      Sauce has a rich full flavor. We enjoyed these for our dinner. Made for Best of 2012.

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    • on April 13, 2012


      These were really good! Was a little concerned with the sauce being chunky and how DH would like it so before putting on the enchiladas I used a potato masher and broke up some of the tomatoes. Had a really good flavor and not spicy at all which I love! Made for 2012 Spring PAC.

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    • on April 04, 2010


      These are additive. I put the sauce together in a crockpot in the morning so it was ready to go over the enchiladas for that evening's dinner. Tasty, tasty. Thanks for sharing.

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    Nutritional Facts for El Coyote Cafe Cheese Enchiladas Ranchera

    Serving Size: 1 (202 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 231.5
    Calories from Fat 150
    Total Fat 16.6 g
    Saturated Fat 5.4 g
    Cholesterol 19.8 mg
    Sodium 863.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
    Sugars 6.0 g
    Protein 5.1 g

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