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Stacked Red Chile Enchiladas

By Chuck Underwood @brandnewvegan

Sometimes, you can combine several different recipes to make an entirely new one…..  For example, last night I combined my Amazing Vegan Cheese Sauce with my New Mexico Red Chile Sauce to make these Stacked Red Chile Enchiladas, and let me tell you…..they were AWESOME.

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Picture a stack of oil-free Corn Tortillas – all sandwiched with tangy Red Chile Sauce, thick, gooey, melted Cheese, and a spoonful of chopped onions in between.  And of course, smothered in even more Red Chile Sauce and all your usual Mexican Food garnishes, shredded lettuce, fresh tomatoes, black olives, cilantro, etc.

Now, add just a small dollop of Green Chile Sour Cream on top

Oh my heck ……they were SOOO good!

Once you get a taste of REAL New Mexican food, you’ll never look at those cheap Tex Mex Restaurants the same.  And what’s even MORE amazing, there is NOTHING bad in this type of meal!

  • The Red Chile is full of Vitamin C.
  • The “Cheese” is made from Potatoes – one of the healthiest foods on the planet, full of Potassium and Fiber
  • And Carrots – which have amazing amounts of Vitamin A
  • Don’t forget the Corn Tortilla –  full of magnesium and fiber, and did I mention it’s all OIL FREE?

Could you believe Mexican Food could actually be HEALTHY?  

Now I’m not saying that Bean Burrito off the Taco Truck is healthy – heck no!  Most Tex-Mex Restaurants or Fast Foods are full of grease and oil, not to mention loaded with full fat Dairy Cheese, and Meat…of course.

No –  I’m saying when you cook Mexican Food AT HOME – it can be VERY healthy, filling, and down-right delicious WITHOUT all the fat, oil, cholesterol, dairy, and even the meat.

Don’t believe me?  I’ll bet the Carnivores in your family will love these as much as you do.

Try them and see!

Stacked Red Chile Enchiladas

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Stacked Red Chile Enchiladas | Brand New Vegan

Now I’ll be honest….

The Cheese Sauce and Red Chile Sauce DO take a bit of work – so definitely plan ahead.  But you can take steps to make it easier.  For example I roasted my Chiles while my Potatoes were boiling.  Then it was just a matter of rinsing out the blender in between uses.

To assemble your Enchiladas – spoon a few tablespoons of Red Chili onto a large dinner plate and cover with a Corn Tortilla.  Then spoon on some more Red Chile, a spoonful of onions, and then cover that with cheese sauce.

Add another tortilla and repeat.  More red chile, more onions, more cheese, and another tortilla.

I made a stack of 3 Tortillas and covered the last one with just Red Chile.

Microwave the entire plate for several minutes until the cheese melts and the tortillas are cooked through.

Be sure to use a microwave safe plate!  And even then – BE CAREFUL!  it may be HOT!   

The Red Chile Sauce recipe made just enough for 4 plates of Enchiladas (which my wife and daughter attacked VERY aggressively I might add).  And if you made the Cheese Sauce fresh for this meal, you’ll have leftovers for another dinner.

Simple Recipe – just using recipes you’ve probably already made – and combined to make something completely different.

Got another example of combining recipes?  I’d love to hear it.

Leave me a comment!



Save Print Stacked Red Chile Enchiladas with Vegan Cheese Sauce

Prep time:  1 hour

Cook time:  5 mins

Total time:  1 hour 5 mins

Serves: 4 Servings

Stacked Red Chile Enchiladas
Stacked Red Chile Enchiladas - with fresh New Mexican Red Chile and a Vegan Cheese Sauce that will have even the die-hard carnivores begging for more! Ingredients
  • 12 Corn Tortillas
  • 1 Red Onion, diced small
  • 2-3 cups of Amazing Vegan Cheese Sauce
  • 1 Batch New Mexico Red Chile Sauce
  • Green Onion for garnish
  • Shredded Lettuce for garnish
  • Diced Tomato for garnish
  • Green Chile Sour Cream (optional)
  1. Spoon 2-3 Tbs of Red Chile onto a large Dinner Plate
  2. Add Tortilla to plate
  3. Spoon an additional 2-3 Tbs of Red Chile to top of tortilla
  4. Add 1 Tbs chopped Onions
  5. Add 2-3 Tbs Cheese Sauce
  6. Add another tortilla to top of stack and repeat
  7. Add a 3rd tortilla to stack and cover with Red Chile Sauce
  8. Microwave for several minutes until cheese is melted
  9. Garnish with lettuce, olives, tomatoes, and sour cream
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