How to cook frozen enchiladas

For the first time ever I froze my enchiladas after rolling but before cooking - I have 20 for Christmas and just could not imagine rolling that many enchiladas Christmas morning. But now I have no idea how to cook them. Do I defrost first or just go straight to the oven. The tortilla is corn. If it were flour I would be less concerned. Thanks all!

  • Posted by: nancy
  • December 20, 2018
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creamtea
creamtea December 20, 2018

I'm assuming they are uncooked and that you are not merely reheating them. In either case I think I would cook them straight from the freezer. Cover in foil. Add extra cooking time to what the recipe states. Uncover to brown them the last 10-15 or so minutes (depending also on what your recipe says). You'll probably be able to sense if they are cooked through, but you could poke the center on with a toothpick if in doubt

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nancy
nancy December 20, 2018

Thank you. Fingers crossed they won’t have turned to mush. :)))

Smaug
Smaug December 20, 2018

Assuming all the components are already cooked, you might also consider heating in the microwave with 10-15 min. in a hot oven to finish. I've frozen a lot of enchiladas and had no problem, but I'm not a believer in drowning them in sauce as many US cooks do- this tends to make them soggy anyway and might be worse after freezing- with grocery store frozen enchiladas, it's often impossible to distinguish the sauce from the tortillas from the filling.

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