Birria Enchiladas

Cheesy enchiladas in a baking dish

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These homemade enchiladas are a scrumptious way to use up leftover birria meat!


  • 1 batch of homemade enchilada sauce
  • 12 corn tortillas*
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Birria stew meat (about 2 cups)
  • 1½ cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/21 cup shredded double cheddar cheese, depending on how cheesy you want it to be


Fry the tortillas. In a large frying pan heat the ½ cup olive oil over medium-high heat. It’s ready for frying when a small bit of tortilla sizzles immediately when added to the pan. Fry each corn tortilla for about 5-8 seconds per side, turning with tongs. Place the fried tortillas on a plate lined with paper towels to drain.

Preheat oven to 400F. Get a 9×13 baking dish and spoon half of your enchilada sauce on the bottom of your baking dish.

Assemble the enchiladas. Divide the stew meat among the tortillas, spooning about 2-3 tablespoons worth down the center of each tortilla. Sprinkle with about 2 tablespoons of Monterey Jack cheese, then roll up and place in your baking dish, seam-side down. Press each filled and rolled tortilla snuggly up against the others when placing them in your baking dish.

Top with enchilada sauce. Ladle the rest of the enchilada sauce on top of them and sprinkle with the double cheddar cheese.

Bake. Spray a sheet of aluminum foil lightly with PAM or olive oil, then loosely cover the enchiladas sprayed side down. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the sauce, is bubbly and the enchiladas are heated through. Remove the foil and bake another 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.


  • Store cooled enchiladas in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat in the microwave until warmed through.

*I used 8-inch corn tortillas but you can use taco-sized corn tortillas too. For 6-inch tortillas simply do a row of enchiladas in your baking dish. Then use the extra space in your baking dish by adding a couple more enchiladas perpendicular to the row you just made.

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