Carnitas and Queso Fresco Enchiladas

Carnitas and Queso Fresco Enchiladas

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Carnitas and Queso Fresco Enchiladas

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 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


  • 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.


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