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Mexican Enchilada or Taco Recipe

Mexican Enchilada or Taco is a popular Mexican Snack
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Snack Recipe
Cuisine :
Mexican Recipe
Technique :
Bake Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 8
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 1 (16 oz) can Vegetarian Refried Beans
  • 1/2 packet Mexican Taco mix (or 2 tsp Garam Masala)
  • 3 small cans Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 crushed fresh Jalapeno pepper (or Red Chilli pepper)
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger paste
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt for taste
  • 1 lb Yellow Mexican Cheese, shredded
  • 8 Flour Tortillas
  • 1 cup Oil (to fry tortillas, not required for tacos)
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 cup Sour Cream (or yogurt)
  • 1 cup shredded Lettuce or Cabbage
  • How to Make Mexican Enchilada or Taco:

    1. For enchiladas: Fry tortillas in frying pan for 1 minute on both sides and keep on paper towel to absorb the oil. (If you don't get tortillas from supermarket, make it at home like you make chapattis/rotis after mixing 2 cups maida and 1 cup wheat flour.)
    2. In a steel pot, boil tomato sauce with garlic paste, ginger paste, salt, sugar and half of the taco mix and keep aside.
    3. In another pan, mix refried beans with remaining taco mix and 1/2 tsp salt. Warm it on stove and stir for 3 minutes. (If you don't get refried beans, you can use any other dry beans like kidney beans, chora beans, red beans etc. after soaking overnight in water and adding 1 spoon soda to make it soft in the morning. Clean the soaked beans, boil to make them soft and crush. Do not make like paste.)
    4. In an oven-proof oblong dish, place tortillas one at a time (or maximum two), add the refried beans mixture, place some shredded cheese and roll them over. Then pour tomato sauce over them, top with cheese and bake in microwave or oven for 2 to 3 mins to melt the cheese.
    5. For soft tacos:
    6. Put refried beans mixture in fried tortillas.
    7. Add sour cream (or yogurt), shredded lettuce (or cabbage if lettuce is not available), shredded cheese, small pieces of fresh tomato and roll the tortillas over.
    8. Serve with boiled tomato sauce prepared earlier.
    9. For non-vegetarians:
    10. Boil crushed meat in open steel pot with water for 1 hour. When meat is soft and tender, drain to remove water.
    11. Add some crushed onions to the drained meat and use it instead of beans in tacos.


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