Have you ever wondered how to make authentic cheese enchiladas?
There is a restaurant near where I grew up that serves real, authentic Mexican food. Their cheese enchiladas are THE best, and people will drive long distances to enjoy them. When I met my husband, I took him to this restaurant, and he loved it because the cheese enchiladas tasted similar to his grandma’s. We have since made it our mission to find authentic cheese enchiladas in a restaurant near where we live, but unfortunately, most restaurants serve them with some sort of odd cheese sauce, and they are nowhere near as good as these…and the key, I have found out, is something called “gravy” and quality cheese!
Authentic Cheese Enchiladas
Real, authentic, delicious Mexican cheese must be oozing with real cheese and enchilada gravy, my friends. Remember that. Do not settle for less!
So…to be uber authentic with this recipe, you will need lard, not oil. I have never, used lard, and we cannot tell the difference, but I do find avocado oil is the best choice. Use what you have on hand or make a trip to the store to get some real lard; it’s up to you!
I love making cheese enchiladas because they are delicious, of course, but also because my KIDS think they are delicious! Luckily they have never had my husband’s family to make them enchiladas because they say mine are the best! They even get in on the fun of making them.
Make a side of Instant Pot Mexican Rice, Instant Pot Refried Beans, and Guacamole to accompany your enchiladas!
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I much perfer grating my own cheese, but I have 2lbs of grated cheese in a bag! I must use it up. Will just add additional time and make sure the cheese melts. I know it's laden with corn starch, but can't c pitching it!
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I made the authentic enchilada sauce/gravy. I was worried about the amount of avocado oil (1 cup) used. The gravy tasted just like the oil. Really awful!
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Hi Linda! You definitely don't want to use the whole cup of oil in the gravy itself. Half of it is supposed to be for frying the tortillas. I encourage you to try the recipe again and only use the 1/2 cup for the gravy. Good luck!
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