Mexican comfort food – Enchiladas are perfect for feeding your family or entertaining guests. With our comprehensive guide, you’ll have everything you need to make the best enchiladas at home. Packed with enchilada recipes, tips on how to make enchiladas, suggestions for what to serve with your enchiladas to make your meal complete.

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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 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.

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The secret to great-tasting enchiladas is the sauce and the great news is that Gran Luchito has you covered.

Our mild green Tomatillo Enchilada Sauce and smoky red Chipotle Enchilada Sauce are the convenient and easy option for when you don’t have time to make a sauce from scratch but want it to taste like you have. Our sauces are made in Mexico with fresh ingredients, traditional recipes and no added sugar.

If you prefer to make your own enchilada sauce, then add a spoonful of Chipotle Paste to your tomato sauce for big, bold flavour.

The tough decision is deciding what filling, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered there, keep scrolling down for lots of delicious enchilada recipes cooked up by our very own head chef, Susy V!

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We are sharing with you our favourite Enchilada recipes for lots of inspiration on what to put inside enchiladas from the most traditional version with tender shredded chicken as well as vegan, vegetarian, beef, and tender pulled pork and more – this is crowd-pleasing, comfort on a plate!

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

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Green 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

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

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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

Turkey Enchiladas

Turkey Enchiladas

Turkey Enchiladas has to be one of the best ways to make use of any holiday leftovers! Crisp up those remains, and make them into a delicious, melty, hot and oozing dish for your family.... See full recipe

Vegan Enchiladas

Vegan Enchiladas

Our vegan enchiladas have a really tasty veggie and puy lentil filling, and combined with coconut yoghurt and our green Tomatillo Enchilada sauce, produces tasty results!... See full recipe

Mexican Food - 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

Mexican Food - Cheese Enchiladas

Cheese Enchiladas

The perfect comfort food, designed to make people happy. Tortillas are filled with cheese, layered in a dish, covered with sauce, more cheese, and baked in the oven until gooey!... See full recipe

Breakfast Enchiladas

Breakfast Enchiladas

Calling all Enchilada lovers! Our Breakfast Enchiladas recipe uses eggs, breakfast sausage, onions, diced tomatoes, and a bit of creme fraiche to make a hearty morning dish to remember.... See full recipe

Enchilada Casserole

Enchilada Casserole

This Tex Mex favourite is another way to serve enchiladas at home. This Enchilada Casserole is perfect for feeding big groups of people and is guaranteed to make everyone happy!... See full recipe

Enchilada Soup

Enchilada Soup

Bring the coziness of enchiladas to your home with this recipe for Enchilada Soup! We guarantee that you'll love this lovely and hearty soup that you'll be making again and again.... See full recipe


Seafood Enchiladas

An amazing scrumptious and creamy enchiladas recipe, especially for the seafood lovers out there! Our Tomatillo Enchilada Sauce is the perfect pairing for these Seafood Enchiladas.... See full recipe

Mexican Food - Steak Enchiladas

Steak Enchiladas

Attention steak lovers! This is the perfect marriage of juicy tender steak with slow cooked onions and our red Chipotle Enchilada Sauce. Your weekend dinner is now sorted! ... See full recipe

Slow Cooker Enchiladas

Slow Cooker Enchiladas

A filling of slow cooked tender beef brisket makes this enchiladas recipe especially delicious and worthy of any special occasion, or get-together with friends.... See full recipe

Sweet Potato Enchiladas

Sweet Potato Enchiladas

If you’re a vegetarian, or simply just love sweet potatoes, these Sweet Potato Enchiladas are for you. Wholesome and full of veggies, they are a truly indulgent dish made to impress! ... See full recipe



Welcome to the Gran Luchito Guide to Enchiladas where we share our top tips including how to make the best enchiladas easily at home, what are the best side dishes to serve with enchiladas, our favourite ingredients and more.

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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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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.