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FoodMaxx Featured Recipe

Authentic Queso Fresco Enchiladas

Prep Time: 45m
Cook Time: None


What You'll Need


  • 2 packages (10 oz.) of Cacique® Queso Fresco, crumbled 
Enchilada Sauce:
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 3 – 4 garlic cloves
  • ½ medium onion, rough chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 3 Tablespoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 chipotle peppers with 1 Tablespoon accompanying adobo sauce
  • 1 ½ cups chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 dozen corn tortillas 1 ½ cup vegetable or canola oil
  • Lettuce, shredded
Chipotle Crema:
  • 1 cup Cacique Crema Mexicana
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, diced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt



What To Do
  1. COMBINE all sauce ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a medium sauce pan, bring to a boil and allow to simmer for at least 20 minutes.
  2. HEAT oil in a medium skillet until it shimmers. Dip tortillas, one at a time, into the oil to soften and lightly fry, about 45 seconds to a minute. Then dip the softened tortilla into the enchilada sauce and remove to a plate.
  3. ADD crumbled Queso Fresco to the middle of the tortilla and top with a few slices of pepper (optional). Roll tortilla around the filling to make the enchilada.
  4. TO SERVE: Top enchiladas with lettuce, queso fresco crumbles, and drizzle with chipotle crema.