5 from 4 votes
The cooked chorizo enchiladas covered in cheddar cheese, sauce, and sliced avocado.
Chorizo Enchiladas
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

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!

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Tex Mex
Keyword: Chorizo Enchiladas
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 1074 kcal
Author: John
  • 1 1/2 Lbs. Chorizo Sausage
  • 1/2 Cup Spanish or White Onion (diced)
  • 1 10 ounce Can of Red Enchilada Sauce (we used Old El Paso)
  • 10 Ounces Yellow and/or White Cheddar (shredded)
  • 8 Whole Taco-Sized Flour Tortillas
  • 1 Whole Avocado (sliced as a garnish)
  1. First, preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. and spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. 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. 

  3. 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. 

  4. 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.

  5. Last, bake the dish for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve while hot.

Recipe Notes

The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of two chorizo enchiladas per serving. Actual calories may vary. Feel free to add salt and pepper to taste when cooking the chorizo sausage. This dish can be prepared in advance and stored in your fridge for up to 48 hours before cooking. 

Nutrition Facts
Chorizo Enchiladas
Amount Per Serving (2 Echiladas)
Calories 1074 Calories from Fat 792
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 88g 135%
Saturated Fat 39g 195%
Cholesterol 224mg 75%
Sodium 2557mg 107%
Potassium 775mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Sugars 1g
Protein 59g 118%
Vitamin A 14.2%
Vitamin C 1.8%
Calcium 52.9%
Iron 18.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.