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Enchiladas Potosinas on a Plate

Enchiladas Potosinas

$2.84 recipe | $0.24 enchilada
Mitch and Justine
Enchiladas potosinas get their beautiful color from chile-infused dough wrapped around creamy queso and spicy salsa. Every bite is full of delicious Mexican flavors!
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Mains
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Mexican, Vegan
Servings 12 enchiladas
Calories 159 kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet
  • Mixing bowls
  • Blender

Ingredients
 

Filling

  • 2 Roma tomatoes ($0.32)
  • 1 tomatillo ($0.06)
  • ¼ small white onion, diced ($0.06)
  • 2 cloves garlic ($0.08)
  • 1-2 serrano peppers ($0.04)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste ($0.01)
  • 1-2 teaspoon olive oil ($0.04)
  • ½ recipe queso fresco ($1.40)

Dough

  • 5 guajillo chiles ($0.20)
  • 2 cups masa harina ($0.25)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt ($0.01)
  • 1 ½ cups warm water ($0.01)

For frying

  • ½ cup neutral oil ($0.36)

Toppings optional

Instructions
 

Dough

  • De-stem and seed the guajillo chiles. Add them to a pot of water with tomatoes, tomatillo, and serrano peppers. Bring to a low boil, then reduce the heat to simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the chiles are soft.
  • Separate the guajillo chiles from the other vegetables and add them to a blender with ½ cup of water. Mix on high until smooth.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the masa harina and salt, whisking to incorporate. Then, add in 1 ½ cups very warm water and 3 tablespoon of the guajillo chile paste.
  • Knead the dough to form a ball that's quite moist, but not coming off on your hands too much. Keep rolling and pressing for 5-10 minutes, or until the dough is smooth. Cover and set aside.

Filling

  • Drain and add the cooked tomatoes, tomatillo, de-stemmed serrano peppers, 1 tablespoon guajillo chile paste, and a pinch of salt to a food processor or blender. Mix on high until smooth.
  • Heat about 1-2 teaspoon olive oil in a saucepan over medium. Sauté the diced onions for 2-3 minutes, then add in the minced garlic. Cook for another 1-2 minutes, then slowly pour the salsa in through a mesh strainer and bring it to a low boil.
  • Once boiling, reduce the heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove the salsa from heat, allow it to cool, then mix it with crumbled queso fresco.

Press

  • If you have a tortilla press, cut a zip lock bag or wax paper into 2 pieces that will fit into the press (one for each side of the dough).
  • Start breaking off pieces of the dough (~ 50g each). Roll each piece of dough in between your palms until smooth. Open the press and place the ball in the center on a piece of plastic. Place the other plastic piece on top and close the press down to flatten the dough.
  • If you don't have a tortilla press, place your ball of dough between the same 2 pieces of plastic on your counter. Press the tortilla down with the bottom of a baking dish, plate, or rolling pin to flatten.

Cook

  • Heat a skillet over medium, then add in the tortilla and cook on the first side. Remove from heat, add a scoop of filling to the uncooked side, wet the edges with water, fold the tortilla in half, and pinch the edges to seal it.
  • Add the folded tortilla back into the pan and cook on each side for another 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and continue this process with the rest of the tortillas.
  • Heat ~½ cup neutral oil in a pan over medium. Shallow fry the enchiladas in batches of 3-4 until golden brown, about 2-4 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  • Serve while warm with toppings like shredded lettuce, cotija cheese, crema, and diced white onion. Happy eating!

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Notes

  • Optional ingredients are not reflected in the price or calories of our recipes.
  • We calculate nutritional information for our recipes with Cronometer.
  • Recipe cost calculations are based on ingredients local to us and may vary from recipe-to-recipe.
  • All prices are in USD.

Nutrition

Serving: 1enchilada | Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3.3g | Fat: 9.1g | Saturated Fat: 2.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.7g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 197.2mg | Potassium: 157.2mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 1.3g | Vitamin A: 521IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 38.2mg | Iron: 1.9mg
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