Here I share the original recipe of Enchiladas Potosinas that the locals provided us in the municipality of Soledad, Mexico. You will be amazed at how tasty this enchilada plate is, and you will fall in love with it! I will also share my top 5 of yummy enchilada recipes.


Enchiladas Potosinas recipe

First, what is enchilada? Enchiladas are a classic Mexican food. It is a dish that is popular from north to south of Mexico, but Mexicans preparing have many local versions of their enchiladas. Indeed there is a huge number of local shapes and sizes. Here I proudly reveal the complete enchiladas potosinas recipe like the local Mexicans prepare it!

enchiladas potosinas recipe

Ingredients (for 6 servings)

  • 75 grams of wide chili (deveined and seeded)
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • A spoonful of butter
  • 1 splash of oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded fresh cheese
  • 1/2 kilo of nixtamalized corn dough
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • Frying oil

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Roast the peppers and let them soak in hot water for 25 minutes. Puree them in a food processor with 1/2 cup of water in which they were soaked.

Melt the butter in a small skillet and add the onion, sauté until golden brown. Remove from heat and mix with the cheese, add a tablespoon of the ground peppers and mix. Reserve.

Put the corn dough in a bowl and add the rest of the ground peppers and salt. Knead for 5 minutes until the ingredients are fully mixed. Cover with a damp cloth and let stand for 20 minutes.

Take balls of dough and put between two plastics in a tortilla presser. Flatten and make tortillas; Put a tablespoon of the cheese mixture in the center of each tortilla and fold them in half by pressing the edges to seal. Repeat with the rest of the dough and the filling. (They come out like 12 medium enchiladas).

In a griddle roast the enchiladas for 2-3 minutes on each side. The dough should change color and look cooked. In a pan with plenty of oil, fry the enchiladas, previously roasted, for 3-4 minutes on each side and drain on a paper towel.

Accompany with fresh cream, guacamole and lettuce or beans.

enchiladas potosinas recipe

Top 5 enchilada recipes of the world

#1 Chicken enchiladas

Feel free to get creative and customize your chicken enchiladas however you like!

#2 Tex-mex version of enchiladas with beef and cheese

#3 How to make the best home made enchiladas with sour cream and queso fresco

#4 How to make chicken enchiladas with white cream sauce

#5 How to make green chile enchiladas – easy recipe