Cheese & Green Chile Enchiladas

Cheese & Green Chile Enchiladas

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Makes: 4 servings

Start to Finish: 30 mins

Ingredients
  • 3/4 pound monterey jack, shredded (3 1/2 cups)
  • 2 4 ounce cans  diced green chiles, drained
  • 1 cup sour cream or mexican crema
  • 1 small yellow onion, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
  • A small handful cilantro leaves, chopped, plus whole leaves for topping
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin (about 1/3 palmful)
  • vegetable oil or EVOO, for warming tortillas
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • Thinly sliced jalapeno chile peppers and red onions, for topping
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees . In a medium bowl, combine the cheese, canned chiles, sour cream (or crema), yellow onion, garlic, chopped cilantro and cumin.
  2. Heat 1/4 inch oil in a skillet over medium heat until hot. Using tongs, add 1 tortilla at a time, turning in the oil to soften for a few seconds. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Dollop a few tbsp. of the cheese mixture onto each tortilla and roll up like a cigar (you will use about half to two-thirds of your filling). Arrange the enchiladas in a single layer in a casserole dish. Cover with the remaining cheese mixture and bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Top with the jalapenos, red onions and whole cilantro leaves.
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