Enchiladas Mineras (Traditional Enchiladas from Guanajuato)

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Enchiladas Mineras (Traditional Enchiladas from Guanajuato)


Enchiladas are a perfect way to create a flavorful dinner on a Sunday night. These Enchiladas Mineras, which are traditional enchiladas from Guanajuato, Mexico, not only taste great, they fill you up and tantalize the taste buds. It takes about 75 minutes to prepare, so make sure you have all 14 ingredients ready. These enchiladas are packed with cheese, onions, potatoes, carrots and chicken. The aromas of gooey goodness will bring the whole family running.


  • 6 tortillas
  • 5 chile pepper (dried cascabel or guajillo)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano (ground)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 200 grams cheese (panela, may substitute mozzarella, grated)
  • 1/4 cup onions (finely diced)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 pieces chicken
  • 1 potatoes (large, cubed)
  • 2 carrots (peeled and cut into strips)
  • lettuce (shredded)
  • chilies (Pickled jalapeno)


  1. 1Soak the dried chiles in hot water and set aside until they soften, approximately half an hour. Drain, remove the seeds and veins, and blend with the garlic, oregano, and salt in the blender. Set aside.
  2. 2Boil the potato and carrot with salt until soft. Drain. Saute in a hot skillet with a little olive oil. Add 1 tablespoon of the blended chile mixture, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes brown.
  3. 3Coat the chicken pieces with the blended chile mixture and cook in a hot skillet on medium-high heat, turning to cook on all sides.
  4. 4Heat the oil in a skillet, dip each tortilla into the chile mixture and fry for a few seconds on each side. Shake off the excess oil and place onto a serving dish.
  5. 5Mix together the cheese, onion, and salt. Place a portion of the cheese mixture into each tortilla and roll into a tube. Serve with lettuce, the potato and carrot mixture, chicken, and pickled jalapenos.
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