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Cheesy Mole Enchiladas

Jessica Rojas

The rich and spicy enchilada sauce is the star of the Cheese Enchiladas that Jessica has been making with her mom for years. With its deep red color and the flavor of dried chiles, chocolate and cinnamon, you won’t be missing the meat in this dish.



Enchilada Sauce:

    • 2 cups Chile Guajillo Pods
    • 4 Garlic Cloves
    • Half a block of Chocolate Abuelita
    • 1 tbsp. Whole Cloves
    • Salt
    • 5 Saltine Crackers
    • Half a cinnamon stick
    • Water
    • 5 pieces Chile Puya Pods (depending on spice level desired)



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To prepare the enchilada sauce, blend all of the ingredients together until smooth, adding enough water to make a smooth liquid. In a sauce pan, add a tsp. of canola oil and add the enchilada sauce. Bring it to a boil.

In a large skillet, heat canola oil and fry each tortilla until soft. Then dip each tortilla into the enchilada sauce. Fill with cheese and roll up and place in rectangular casserole dish.

Bake for 5-10 minutes at 350°F until cheese is melted.

Serve with additional enchilada sauce and extra cheese.

*Puya chiles look similar to guajillo chiles, but are smaller and have more intense heat. They can be found at most Mexican markets. If you cannot find puya chile pods, you can use more guajillo chiles, but it won’t be as spicy.

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