Fiery Chorizo and Potato Enchiladas


Embark on a flavorful journey with our Fiery Chorizo and Potato Enchiladas. This dish is a vibrant fusion of spicy chorizo, tender potatoes, and rich enchilada sauce, all wrapped in soft tortillas and smothered in melted cheese. Perfect for those who love a bit of heat in their meals, these enchiladas promise a delightful blend of textures and a burst of robust flavors.

Fiery Chorizo and Potato Enchiladas

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 25 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 2 enchiladas per person

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 450 kcal
  • Protein: 18g
  • Carbohydrates: 36g
  • Fat: 25g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sodium: 700mg


  • 400 grams (14 ounces) chorizo, casing removed
  • 300 grams (10.5 ounces) potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 200 grams (7 ounces) shredded cheese
  • 240 milliliters (8 ounces) enchilada sauce
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 15 grams (0.5 ounces) fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method of Preparation

  1. Cook chorizo in a pan over medium heat until browned. Remove and set aside.
  2. In the same pan, cook potatoes until tender. Add onions and garlic, cooking until soft.
  3. Mix in cooked chorizo and half of the cilantro. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Soften tortillas in a dry pan. Spoon chorizo-potato mixture into each tortilla.
  5. Roll up tortillas and place in a baking dish, seam-side down.
  6. Pour enchilada sauce over the top and sprinkle with cheese.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) for 20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
  8. Garnish with remaining cilantro before serving.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • For a spicier kick, add chopped jalapeños to the chorizo-potato mixture.
  • Use freshly made enchilada sauce for a richer flavor.
  • If the tortillas crack while rolling, heat them up a bit more to make them pliable.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use flour tortillas instead of corn?

Yes, flour tortillas can be used, but they offer a different texture and flavor.

What can I serve with the enchiladas?

A side of rice, beans, or a fresh salad pairs well with these enchiladas.

Can these enchiladas be made vegetarian?

Absolutely! Substitute the chorizo with a vegetarian alternative or extra vegetables.