Onion & Cheese Enchiladas, TexMex

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Recipe: #31149

December 19, 2018

"These are what alot of the older Mexican restaurants made in 1940s to 1960s they use a chili gravy president bush went to tee pees Mexican restaurant and had this dish probably with John McCain as this was one of his favorite places to eat"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (280.4 g)
  • Calories 496
  • Total Fat - 22.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 41.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1221 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 54.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8.2 g
  • Sugars - 2.4 g
  • Protein - 23.8 g
  • Calcium - 637.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

In skillet heat lard and add flour. Brown slightly

Step 2

Add spices. Cook

Step 3

Add stock. Thicken

Step 4

Put 1/2 cup of sauce in pam sprayed 9x13 casserole

Step 5

Soften tortillas in chili sauce

Step 6

Fill each one with cheese and onions

Step 7

Put folded side down. Repeat

Step 8

Pour sauce over top and and sprinkle remaining cheese over top

Step 9

Bake 350 for 30 minutes

Step 10

Use topping if you wish

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

Tags : Dinner



Super simple and a really good sauce. I usually don't like cheese enchiladas, but these were great and so reminiscent of the enchiladas at TeePee. The only change I made was to semi-fry the tortillas, because mine kept falling apart if just dipped straight into the sauce.

review by:
(17 Feb 2021)


I really enjoyed these enchiladas. They were pretty simple to make and tasted good. The Velveeta made them really creamy. Thanks for sharing, Dee.

review by:
(28 Nov 2020)

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We really enjoyed these enchiladas -- such a nice change from my chicken enchiladas. I made one change and that was to use beef broth vs. chicken broth as that's what I had on hand. I loved the sauce, but next time I would reduce the chili powder a little. I had leftover velveeta cheese and it was perfect with the cheddar cheese. I will definitely be making these enchiladas again. : )

(11 Nov 2020)


The gravy was out of this world. I really enjoyed this keeper

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(27 Oct 2020)


We really enjoyed these enchiladas. The sauce was very easy to make. We used spanish sweet onions and we could hardly taste the onions even though I put in a lot. Moral I learned is to use regular onions in enchiladas. My DH really loved these.

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(15 May 2020)