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    Enchiladas Coloradas (Red Enchiladas)

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    37 mins

    30 mins

    7 mins

    Johnney's Note:

    I picked up this recipe while living in The Land of Enchantment New Mexico. Makes a great breakfast.

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    RED CHILE SAUCE (use 2 cups)

    • 24-30 dried red chile pods
    • 946.36-1182.95 ml water
    • 4.92 ml salt


    1. 1
      Prepare RED CHILE SAUCE:.
    2. 2
      Wash chile and remove stems and seeds.
    3. 3
      Combine chile and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
    4. 4
      Lower heat and cook for 15 minutes.
    5. 5
      Let cool and blend in a blender a small amount at a time.
    6. 6
      Strain through a sieve and add salt.
    7. 7
      Store 2 cups in refrigerator for immediate use and freeze remainder for later use.
    8. 8
      Prepare ENCHILADAS:.
    9. 9
      Heat chile sauce over low heat.
    10. 10
      Heat oil in frying pan.
    11. 11
      Using tongs, dip each tortilla in the hot oil just long enough to soften it.
    12. 12
      DO NOT FRY!
    13. 13
      Place 2 tortillas, one at a time, on an oven proof plate.
    14. 14
      Spoon on one or two tablespoons of the red chile sauce.
    15. 15
      Sprinkle with cheese and onion.
    16. 16
      Repeat the process with 2 more tortillas.
    17. 17
      Put plate in a warm oven to melt cheese.
    18. 18
      Repeat the procedure until all four plates are in the oven.
    19. 19
      Melt butter in a frying pan.
    20. 20
      Fry the eggs the way you like them (Over easy works best with for this dish).
    21. 21
      Place one egg on top of each enchilada plate.
    22. 22
      Decorate edges of plate with shredded lettuce and serve.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 02, 2010

      I grew up with this recipe, except we dipped the tortilla in the enchilada sauce then put onions and cheese between the stacks. Of course, you have to have the fried egg and pour the enchilada sauce over everything to make it complete. Thanks!

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    • on June 23, 2009

      This is as close to an authentic red chili enchilada as I have seen on this site. Excellent!

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    • on March 02, 2008


      This recipe is very good, and certainly authentic of New Mexico. It is an easy dish to prepare with lots of wonderful flavors. The only thing I did different was to fry the eggs in canola oil instead of butter. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Enchiladas Coloradas (Red Enchiladas)

    Serving Size: 1 (468 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 570.0
    Calories from Fat 321
    Total Fat 35.7 g
    Saturated Fat 16.5 g
    Cholesterol 278.6 mg
    Sodium 1064.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 39.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.9 g
    Sugars 4.1 g
    Protein 25.2 g

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