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Carnitas and Queso Fresco Enchiladas

Carnitas and Queso Fresco Enchiladas


  • 1 pkg Ranchero® Queso Fresco - crumbled
  • 1/2 cup Cacique® Crema Mexicana
  • 1 1/2 lbs carnitas - shredded or chopped
  • 1 large can red enchilada sauce
  • 1/3 cup cilantro (fresh) - chopped
  • 3/4 cup onions - chopped (reserve 1/3 cup for garnish)
  • 8 flour tortillas - (or corn tortillas)
  • oil - for frying

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Delicious ready-made Carnitas can be purchased at the meat counter of most Latin markets. Put this recipe together for an authentic Cinco de Mayo dinner.

Recipe courtesy of Cacique


  1. Preheat oven 375€F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix carnitas with 1/2 package crumbled Queso Fresco, onions and cilantro.
  3. Fry tortillas in oil then dip in enchilada sauce, fully submerging for about 5 seconds. Place ‘fried" tortillas on a plate.
  4. Spoon about 3 tablespoons of carnitas mixture, roll tortilla and place seam side down on a baking dish. Repeat with each tortilla. Pour remaining sauce over the enchiladas and bake for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Top with crema, onions and crumbled Queso Fresco.