Cheese Enchiladas with Red Chile Sauce

September/October 2010

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Intense, earthy and absolutely addictive, New Mexico’s cheese enchiladas showcase red chile sauce at its most elemental, thickly blanketing tortillas and melted Cheddar. We’ve added some extra creaminess and body with locally popular pinto beans, to cut down on the classic’s load of saturated fat. Top with shredded lettuce and minced onion.

"I made this for dinner tonight and it took make a little over an hour to make. The pinto beans were hard to mash and a pain to spread. This dish was okay. I probably won't make it again but I don't really dislike it either. "
Cheese Enchiladas with Red Chile Sauce

23 Reviews for Cheese Enchiladas with Red Chile Sauce


This was disgusting. The sauce was grainy from all the spice. It was also very dry not good. will not make again


Easy to make, for those that complained about mashing the beans buy refried because you are lazy. As far as spreading this not a problem. So easy I couldn't believe it. My husband loved it. Served with a spinach salad. Just perfect. We love meatless meals. Don't be scared of the reviews just try it!

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Lynda_Ehrich wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Oh, that wasn't nice! I am not lazy, but I do have a full-time job that ends at 7 pm, so when I start cooking, everything has to go together fast. I don't mash my beans. I dump them in the food processor and spin them for about a minute or so. Same effect, less time.

Mmmm mmmm

This really didn't take long to make at all and was worth every ounce of effort. While the sauce was cooking, I mashed the pinto beans with my potato masher and mixed them with sour cream instead of yogurt.

I did end up refrigerating the sauce & bean mixture for another night b/c I also made a lasagne the same night (had high hopes to prep everything on a Sunday). Putting everything together on a weeknight was a snap and provided delicious results. This was creamy yet spicy in a great way.

Yummy and spicy
Very Tasty

Very tasty! I used dried New Mexican chili's which I ground in the blender to make the chili powder for the sauce. The sauce came out delicious and I love the addition of the bean yogurt mixture to the enchiladas. I didn't have a problem mashing the beans (I just pulled out the potato masher and the mashed up quickly). I will definitely make this again!


I didn't add quite as much chile powder because I didn't want it too spicy but it was still very good. This is something I could have again and again.


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