Enchiladas are one of the most comforting dishes in Mexican food. This hearty meal is great to feed a family or make ahead for entertaining. We are sharing everything you need to know about making the best enchiladas at home including our favourite enchilada recipes, top tips on how to make enchiladas including making your own enchilada sauce and what to serve with enchiladas.

Chicken Enchiladas finished dish

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Enchiladas
RECIPES

The most popular enchilada recipe consists of soft warm tortillas wrapped around shredded chicken, arranged in a baking dish and then smothered in a savoury green or red sauce, topped with grated cheese and then baked in the oven until golden and melted. We have a range of enchilada recipes with different ideas on what to put inside enchiladas.

Beef Enchiladas

Beef Enchiladas

  • TOTAL TIME: 30 MINS
  • SERVES: 30

This beef enchiladas recipe is a practical one, and one that comes in handy after a busy day. All you have to do is fry the minced beef with onions, and pour in our Chipotle Enchilada Sauce and Cantina Beans to make a quick filling and topping for your enchiladas. Our red enchilada sauce is made with fresh ingredients including fire-roasted tomato, chipotle chillies and garlic and is great as it saves you time having to make your own sauce from scratch! See full recipe

Vegetarian Enchiladas

Vegetarian Enchiladas

  • TOTAL TIME: 40 MINS
  • SERVES: 4

Vegetarian Enchiladas are a great dish for casually entertaining a crowd especially because you can prepare them ahead. Then all you have to do is pop them in the oven and watch everyone’s smiles as the saucy, melty veggie goodness is passed around the table. These vegetarian enchiladas are the obvious choice for vegetarian guests but they are also so tasty and packed with lots of hearty veggies and our Cantina Beans so that everyone will love them. Feel free to substitute any dairy for non-dairy and make this vegetable enchilada recipe suitable for vegans as well. See full recipe

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Enchiladas

Welcome to the Gran Luchito Guide to Enchiladas where we share our tips including how to make, what to serve with them, our favourite ingredients and more!

Beef Enchiladas

How to make Enchiladas

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How To Make Enchiladas? In this blog we will share with you everything you need to know about delicious homemade enchiladas. What are enchiladas, how to make them, where did they originate from and more! A classic authentic Mexican dish, and something new to try at home – enjoy!

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What To Serve With Enchiladas

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Wondering what to serve with enchiladas as a side dish for that all-important showstopper meal? Here we’ve rallied together some of our delicious sides that would go perfectly with enchiladas. Any leftovers can be kept in the fridge and eaten the next day!

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Everything You Need To Make Enchiladas At Home

Homemade Enchiladas are definitely a crowd-pleaser. Easy to make ahead of time, Enchiladas are the perfect dish for a family meal or as the main at a Mexican dinner party. The great news is that Gran Luchito has you covered with our Red and Green Enchilada Sauce. Made in Mexico with fresh ingredients, traditional recipes and no added sugar, the only thing left to decide is what type of enchiladas you’ll cook up? But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered there, keep scrolling down for lots of delicious Enchiladas recipes cooked up by our very own head chef, Susy V!

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Enchiladas
RECIPES

We are sharing with you our favourite Enchilada recipes for lots of inspiration on what to put inside enchiladas from the most traditional version chicken as well as vegetarian, beef,  and tender pulled pork. 

Beef Enchiladas

Beef Enchiladas

Saucy, melty and totally delicious Beef Enchiladas. A practical recipe after a busy day, this uses minced beef with onions and our Chipotle Enchilada Sauce.... See full recipe

Vegetarian Enchiladas

Vegetarian Enchiladas

Hearty veggies, black Cantina Beans and red Chipotle Enchilada Sauce are a delicious filling in this Veggie Enchilada recipe that is suitable for vegans too.... See full recipe

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

With our Tomatillo Enchilada Sauce we make it easy for you to make a delicious and savoury, ooey, gooey Chicken Enchilada recipe. This is a good one to make midweek!... See full recipe

Chicken Enchiladas finished dish

Chicken Enchiladas

We love hosting a Mexican food night at home and this chicken enchiladas recipe always goes down a treat with our friends. It's definitely the most popular enchilada recipe! ... See full recipe

Pulled Pork Enchiladas

Pulled Pork Enchiladas

The ultimate dinner party dish. Prepared with our Tomatillo Enchilada Sauce and filled with succulent slow cooker pulled pork, lovingly cooked with Chipotle Paste.... See full recipe

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Enchiladas
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What are Enchiladas?

Enchiladas are the ultimate Mexican comfort food! They are saucy and melty and one of a only a few dishes in Mexican cuisine that are meant to be eaten with a knife and fork. Enchiladas start with tortillas. You can use corn or soft wheat which we prefer as they are easier to roll. They are then filled with meat, veg or cheese, rolled up, and smothered in sauce and cheese which is then melted in the oven.

Whats in Enchiladas?

The most typical ingredients that go into enchiladas are meat, veg, cheese, beans, potatoes or a combination of those which is then rolled up in tortillas and covered with a savoury sauce and cheese.

How do you make Enchilada Sauce?

The main ingredients for enchilada sauce are tinned chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, onion, garlic, and fresh coriander. But don’t forget the star ingredient for added kick – either our Chipotle Paste or Smoky Chipotle Taco & Fajita Mix.
1. Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan, add the onion, garlic, coriander stalks and either 2tsp of Smoky Chipotle Taco & Fajita Mix or our Chipotle Paste and season with salt and pepper. Fry for about 5 minutes until the onions have softened.
2. Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and a splash of water and cook for about 45 minutes or until nicely thickened, stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust the seasoning, then blend to a smooth consistency.

What are different kind of Enchiladas?

You will find quite a wide range of enchiladas as Mexican cuisine varies widely by region. One of the most traditional styles is with a red sauce as in our slow cooked chicken enchiladas. You will also find enchiladas with a green sauce and even delicious mole sauce. The fillings also vary quite a bit, we have enchilada recipes with chicken, beef, and veg.