Enchiladas Mineras – #MeatlessMonday

This week’s Meatless Monday dish is a classic from the state of Guanajuato, in Mexico, known for its silver mines. Enchiladas Mineras literally means miner’s enchiladadas, and Guanajuato was once the silver-mining capital of Mexico.
Enchiladas Mineras
The dish itself is made up of simple ingredients– tortillas, cheese, carrots, potatoes– yet has an intricate blend of flavors and spices brought together by the smooth guajillo chile sauce.

Serving: 4 people


5 guajillo chiles

2 garlic cloves

¼ onion

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon cumin

1 tablespoon dry oregano

⅔ whole roma tomatoes

1 tablespoon salt

1 cup diced cooked potatoes

1 cup diced cooked carrots

8 corn tortillas

2 cups grated fresco cheese

2 cups shredded lettuce

About 2 cups water

2 teaspoons oil


1. In a pot bring the water to a boil and add the washed chiles and tomatoes. Cover and remove from heat. Wait 5 minutes and carefully remove the skin from the tomatoes.

2. Put garlic, onion, pepper, cumin, oregano, chiles and tomatoes in a blender. Blend very well adding water if needed. This is you sauce.

3. In a saucepan add the oil and when very hot carefully pour the sauce. Season with salt and let boil for 5 minutes. Reserve.

4. Reheat the tortillas on a hot skillet, with a little bit of oil to make them pliable.

5. On a work surface, take a tortilla, add two tablespoons of sauce, then cheese and roll like a cigar. Continue until you finish your tortillas.

6. Arrange two enchiladas on a bed of lettuce, pour a little bit of sauce, some carrots, potatoes and cheese. Serve immediately.

Recipe by Aurora’s Mexican Kitchen
Special thanks to Aurora‘s Mexican Kitchen who specializes in food, classes and events around authentic Mexican cooking at its best for sharing this recipe.

Wisdom of Meatless Mondays

Meatless Monday is a global movement made up of individuals and local communities that share a commitment to address the health and environmental consequences of a meat-centric diet.

Join WiseTribe with our #wisefood community friends every third Monday at the Delray Beach Children’s Garden for a Meatless Monday potluck from 5:30pm to 7pm. Please bring a dish to share and a plate and serving ware.

The simplest actions can unify us the most.

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