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    Stacked Cheese Enchiladas

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    40 mins

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    20 mins

    mersaydees's Note:

    Enchiladas de Queso, a recipe based on one from Sunset's Mexican Cookbook. The intro states, "Tortillas layered with filling are stacked one on top of the other and cut into pie-shaped wedges to serve. It is perhaps the easiest way to make enchiladas." Mexican cooks dip their tortillas in the sauce before frying in the oil; since this causes such a big mess from the splattering, this recipe reverses that procedure. These make an enticing presentation.

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    1. 1
      In a small frying pan, heat about 1/4 inch salad oil (Mexicans prefer the flavor and texture from using lard) over medium heat. Dip each tortilla into oil and fry a few seconds, until it begins to blister and becomes limp -- be careful not to fry until firm or crisp. Add more oil as needed. Remove with tongs and drain briefly.
    2. 2
      As soon as you take the tortilla out of the hot fat, dip it into the heated sauce. A cake pan just larger than the tortilla is ideal for holding sauce.
    3. 3
      Lay fried and sauced tortilla in a small, shallow, ungreased baking dish; spoon over surface about 2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar, about 2 tablespoons chopped green onion, and a little of the chile sauce. Add remaining tortillas, preparing each layer the same way.
    4. 4
      Pour remaining sauce over stack, and top with remaining cheese.
    5. 5
      Bake, uncovered, in a 350° oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until hot.
    6. 6
      Cut in wedges to serve.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 31, 2009


      Delicious but we thought it needed more than cheese....beans or (shhhh...chicken) or something to add more 'bulk'. But a VERY tasty dish that we will make again! Made for the Veggie Swap 10/09. :) PS. I made the sauce you recommended....holy cannoli....go see THAT

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    Nutritional Facts for Stacked Cheese Enchiladas

    Serving Size: 1 (139 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 335.7
    Calories from Fat 145
    Total Fat 16.1 g
    Saturated Fat 9.2 g
    Cholesterol 44.4 mg
    Sodium 299.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 34.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.1 g
    Sugars 1.4 g
    Protein 15.1 g

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    red chili sauce

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