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These enchiladas with chile guajillo enchilada sauce paired with some rice are the perfect quick weeknight dinner. They’re also the perfect meal for a meatless monday!

In my mind there’s nothing better than a simple and delicious homemade meal.

enchiladas made with chile guajillo sauce

These enchiladas made with chile guajillo sauce are NOTHING like the ones you get a a restaurant. They are way more authentic. Except for the mozzarella cheese.

But you know what, I know many Mexicans who use mozzarella cheese in their cooking.

Mozzarella cheese is my favorite cheese to use in enchiladas because it has a very mild taste. What I really want to taste is the guajillo sauce.

I feel that by using a mild tasting cheese the flavor of the sauce is really able to shine through. The sauce is very simple to make. The special thing about it is that it has a hint of chocolate to it.

enchiladas with guajillo sauce

Chiles guajillos are a very common type of dried chile that is popular in Mexican cooking.

I always keep these chiles in my kitchen. Dried chiles will keep for a long time.

I use the guajillo chile in many of my dishes such as pozole, pork tamales and many others.

Get the guajillo enchilada sauce recipe here.

I don’t find the guajillo sauce used for these enchiladas spicy at all.

However my friend tried them and she thought they were. She actually needed a glass of water while eating them!

It really surprised me cause I honestly don’t find them spicy.

It’s a good thing I didn’t serve her these other enchiladas I also make. These are EXTREMELY spicy but what can I say I LOVE spicy food!

I have a very yummy recipe for mexican rice that goes perfectly with these enchiladas.

Well I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s recipe.  I will be back soon! Thank you for reading! 🙂

enchiladas with guajillo sauce
4.34 from 3 votes

Enchiladas made with chile guajillo sauce

These enchiladas are a tasty and simple meal that are perfect to make for meatless Mondays!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword dinner, enchiladas, mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 7 people
Calories 134 kcal
Author Carissa


  • 14 corn tortillas
  • vegetable oil (enough for frying)
  • 16 oz. bag of mozzarella cheese
  • Enchilada Sauce


  1. In a pan or skillet over medium high heat, heat up enough oil for frying.

  2. Fry the tortillas one at a time for a few seconds on each side.
  3. Drain the tortillas on a paper towel lined plate.
  4. Dip the tortillas in the enchilada sauce and fill with cheese. Then roll up.
  5. Heat enchiladas in the microwave to melt the cheese.
  6. Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Enchiladas made with chile guajillo sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 27mg1%
Potassium 177mg5%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1060IU21%
Vitamin C 1.8mg2%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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