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Chorizo and Sweet Potato Enchiladas

Sweet and spicy these Chorizo and Sweet Potato enchiladas with green chile sauce will knock your socks off.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 Servings


Enchilada Ingredients:

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes peeled
  • 12 ounces chorizo
  • 3/4 medium yellow onion diced and divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • salt
  • oil
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup crumbled cotija cheese
  • 1 jalapeno minced

Green Chile Sauce Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 4oz cans diced green chiles
  • Salt


  • Place the peeled potatoes in a large pot of water and boil until tender, about 20 minutes.
  • While potatoes are cooking prepare green chili sauce by melting butter in a pot over medium heat. Whisk in flour. Allow to cook for one minutes. Whisk in broth, followed by green chiles. Season to taste with salt. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer while you prepare the enchiladas.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Drain the potatoes. Dice and mash slightly. Don't mash too much, some texture is good.
  • Place chorizo in a pan over medium heat. Cook until cooked through. Drain pain drippings but reserve 1 tablespoon. Add 1/2 of the chopped onion to the chorizo and cook just until softened, about 5 minutes. Add sweet potatoes and cumin. Mix well. Season to taste with salt. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  • In the same skillet that you cooked the chorizo in, heat just enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan. Fry one tortilla for 15 seconds on each side or until it is soft. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and repeat with remaining tortillas.
  • Spoon some of the green chile sauce into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  • Lay the tortillas out on a flat surface. Place about 1/4 cup of the chorizo mixture in the center and roll to close. Place the enchiladas, seam side down in the prepared baking dish. Spoon the remaining sauce over the top. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, sprinkle with cotija cheese, remaining onion and jalapeno. Continue cooking for 5 - 10 minutes or until the cotija cheese starts to brown slightly.
  • Remove from oven, allow to cool slightly and serve.


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Keywords: chorizo, comfort food, enchilada, entree, sweet potatoes