Warm and comforting chorizo enchiladas smothered in gooey, melted cheese and spicy red sauce. The perfect go-to dish for your next Fiesta Friday dinner!
Are you tired of the same old tacos and burritos? Well, we were, so Kim and I decided to try something new.
These chorizo enchiladas were so tasty that we couldn’t wait to share them with you. Not only are they smothered with gooey cheese, each one is loaded with spicy chorizo sausage.
The dish only takes about 45 minutes from start to finish. I can’t think of a better semi-homemade recipe to try for your next Fiesta Friday.
Best of all, the recipe can be modified for lower calories, organic, or gluten-free diets.
How to Make Chorizo Enchiladas:
First, start by preheating your oven to 375ºF. and spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Then, in a large skillet, crack open the sausage links and break the meat apart. To that, add your onions and let everything saute for about 10 minutes.
Next, start loading the cooked mixture into your flour tortillas along with the shredded cheese. Be sure to save a little of the cheese to sprinkle over the dish before baking.
Once the chorizo enchiladas are prepped, pour the sauce over them and sprinkle them with the remaining cheddar.
Last, bake the enchiladas for 15 to 20 minutes or until the red sauce is bubbling and all that cheese is melted and gooey.
You can garnish the dish with a sliced avocado or some cilantro and serve. The serving is two enchiladas each.
Tips for the Best Chorizo Enchiladas:
- You can use our homemade red sauce or canned a version for convenience.
- Pour half of the sauce on the bottom of the pan before you load the chorizo enchiladas in for baking.
- Warm your tortillas in the microwave for 5 to 10 seconds to make them easy to work with.
- Add salt and pepper to taste when cooking the meat mixture.
- Corn tortillas
- Low-fat or Fat-free cheese
- Organic chorizo sausage
- Organic enchilada sauce
- Turkey or Chicken sausages
Other Tex-Mex recipes you may enjoy:
- Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice
- Instant Pot Shredded Beef Tacos
- Layered Chicken Enchilada Casserole
- Mexican Spaghetti
- Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad
- 1 ½ pounds chorizo sausage
- ½ cup white onion, diced
- 10 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 8 flour tortillas, taco-sized
- 10 ounces enchilada sauce, homemade or store bought
- First, preheat your oven to 375ºF and spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- Next, in a large skillet over medium heat, combine the sausage and onions. Saute the mixture for 10 minutes or until the meat is done.1 ½ pounds chorizo sausage½ cup white onion
- Then, load the cooked meat, onions, and most of the cheese into the tortillas. Use about 2 to 3 ounces of the onions and sausage and 1 ounce of cheese per enchilada.10 ounces sharp cheddar cheese8 flour tortillas
- Now, pour half the sauce in the bottom of the pan and the rest over the enchiladas and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the dish.10 ounces enchilada sauce
- Last, bake the dish for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve while hot.