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My family has been making flat enchiladas for as long as I can remember. The story is that my grandma brought them with her from New Mexico. That's why these are called New Mexican Flat Enchiladas. A fast, easy meal, this enchilada dish was one of my dad's favorites. My family loves it too! Stop rolling enchiladas – after you make this, your enchilada world will be rocked!
Since I went mostly grain-free, there are a few adjustments I have made to the recipe from the version my mom makes, the main one being that I do not thicken the enchilada sauce with flour since I don't have flour in my house. We used to brown flour in a bit of oil in a sauce pan and then add a large can of enchilada sauce. The problem with canned sauces is that none of them ever tastes that good because, well, grandmas didn't use canned sauce back in the day!
My husband researched sauces and I told him yay or nay on the ingredients. No, we don't need flour. No, we're not adding vinegar – that's just weird!
We also skipped frying the tortillas before putting them in the sauce, another part of the recipe that my grandma did. Through trial and error we created a new enchilada sauce that is flavorful, gluten-free, and easy to make with Knorr Caldo de Tomate Bouillon (Tomato Bouillon w/ Chicken Flavor).
Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipe (gluten-free)
To make this enchilada sauce, you'll need the following ingredients, all of which you can find at your local Walmart. Be sure to get Knorr Caldo de Tomate Bouillon (Tomato Bouillon w/ Chicken Flavor) because this will make all the difference in the flavor of the sauce.Print
Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipe
Authentic and easy enchilada sauce recipe.
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 20 min
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings
- Category: Sauce
- Method: Stove Top
- Cuisine: Mexican
- 1 cube of Knorr Caldo de Tomate Bouillon (Tomato Bouillon w/ Chicken Flavor)
- 2 cups water
- 3 TBSP butter
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp ground oregano
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 TBSP tomato paste
- black pepper to taste
- Prepare the Knorr Caldo de Tomate Bouillon (Tomato Bouillon w/ Chicken Flavor) in 2 cups of hot water.
- Brown the butter in a saucepan.
- Add spices. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
- Add prepared bouillon.
- Stir until lumps are gone.
- Cook on medium-high heat until thickened, about 7-10 minutes.
- Serving Size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 132
- Sugar: 1.95.7
- Sodium: 388.8
- Fat: 10.2
- Carbohydrates: 9.3
- Protein: 1.8
- Cholesterol: 23.1
Keywords: Enchilada sauce, sauce, mexican food
Use this sauce for any enchiladas recipe.
New Mexico Flat Enchiladas Recipe
Fast and flavorful, this recipe will quickly become your go-to meal when you don't know what's for dinner. This recipe is for a single person so you can adjust it to fit any size family easily.Print
EASY New Mexico Style Flat Enchiladas Recipe with Knorr
Delicious New Mexico style stacked enchiladas.
- Prep Time: 30 min
- Cook Time: 5 min
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 1
- Category: Main Dish
- Method: Stove Top
- Cuisine: Mexican
- 2-3 corn tortillas per person
- 1 egg per person
- shredded lettuce
- shredded cheddar cheese (about 1/4 cup per person)
- diced onion (about 1/4 cup per person)
- enchilada sauce (use the homemade sauce recipe above – 1 cup per person)
- 1 large tomato, cut into wedges (2 wedges per person)
- 6 medium pitted olives per person
- Heat the enchilada sauce in a sauce pan on medium heat, until it begins to bubble.
- Add one tortilla to the pan at a time. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, until heated through.
- Remove the tortilla from the pan and place in the center of a ceramic, oven-safe plate.
- Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese and diced onion on top of the tortilla.
- Repeat the process with the next tortilla. Continue stacking the tortillas, onions, and cheese until the final tortilla is on the stack. An adult male can eat 3-4 tortillas in a stack. Do not top the final tortilla with cheese and onion.
- Fry an egg and place on top of the tortilla stack. While frying the eggs, keep the plates of tortillas warm in an oven set to 200ºF. If you're cooking for 1 or 2 people only, no need to keep the tortillas warm in the oven.
- Spoon extra sauce onto the stack if the tortillas look dry.
- Surround the stack of tortillas with lettuce, tomato, and olives.
- Serving Size: 1 stack
- Calories: 649
- Sugar: 25.5
- Sodium: 2764.3
- Fat: 28.9
- Carbohydrates: 70.8
- Protein: 30.3
- Cholesterol: 241.9
Keywords: Mexican, Dinner, Flat Enchiladas, Stacked Enchiladas, enchiladas
Watch this video to see how to prepare the homemade enchilada sauce and the New Mexico style flat enchiladas recipes above:
Next time you need to make dinner quick, try these recipes! Be sure to always keep Knorr Caldo de Tomate Bouillon (Tomato Bouillon w/ Chicken Flavor) in your pantry to make everyday dishes, like this one, more flavorful and easy to make any time.
Do you have a special way of making enchiladas? Let me know in the comments!
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