Want to switch up your routine Mexican cuisine? Try this unique Stacked Vegan Cheese Enchilada recipe for a twist on the typical rolled type. The word enchilada literally means “filled with chile,” and so it is supposed to be drenched in pure, red chile. I’ve modified the recipe to use the tomato-based enchilada sauce, since cooking with pure, red chiles is not something that cooks outside the Southwest are likely to attempt. This simple and hearty dish is traditionally enhanced by a helping of refried beans and/or Mexican Rice on the side. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.
Stacked Vegan Cheese Enchiladas
Recipe type: Enchildas
Cuisine: Southwestern / Mexican
- 12 corn tortillas, as fresh as possible
- Enchilada Sauce
- ½ cup finely minced raw onion, optional
- 2 cups grated vegan cheese