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Chile piquin enchiladas recipe
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Chile Piquin enchiladas are just one of the many uses for piquin chile peppers. These enchiladas are deliciously spicy with the advantage that you can adjust the heat. Chile piquin is also known as tepin, chiltepin among other names. Serve with a glass of Sutter Home White Zinfandel.
Course Antojitos
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 337kcal


  • 2 tablespoons Dried Piquin Peppers
  • 2 medium-size tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • cup white onion finely chopped
  • 8 medium corn tortillas
  • ½ cup crumbled Queso Fresco
  • 2 red onion slices
  • Salt to taste


  • Toast the piquin peppers on a hot griddle for about one minute, making sure to avoid burning the peppers (this step is a very quick one).
  • Place the piquin peppers, chopped tomatoes, garlic clove, and ½ cup of water into your blender. Process until you have a very smooth sauce.
  • Heat one (1) tablespoon of vegetable oil in a frying pan and add the finely chopped white onion. Cook for about 3 minutes until it becomes transparent.
  • Pour the salsa into the frying pan and cook on medium-high for 8-10 minutes, until the tomatoes are cooked. Season with salt and set aside.
  • In another frying pan, heat the remaining three (3) tablespoons of vegetable oil and lightly fry each tortilla, turning once to fry each side. The tortilla has to still be soft and pliable. Place the tortillas on a plate covered with a paper towel.
  • To assemble the enchiladas: immerse each tortilla in the Piquin chile sauce, turning once, then place it on your serving plate by folding the tortilla.
  • Finally, sprinkle the Queso Fresco over the Chile Piquin enchiladas.


  • If piquin peppers are not available, you can use 4 arbol chile peppers


Serving: 2Enchiladas | Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 427mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2340IU | Vitamin C: 11.9mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 1.3mg