Aunt Chilada's Sonoran Enchiladas

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  • 2 1/2 pounds masa
  • 3 ounces cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup yellow onions
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Flour (for work surface)
  • Enchilada sauce for topping


  1. In a large mixing bowl, add masa, cheese, onions, salt and water. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  2. On a floured cutting board, form mixture into round masa balls, top with a little flour and press down evenly to form flat patties.
  3. Deep fry in vegetable oil on both sides until golden brown.
  4. Top with enchilada sauce and cheese.

Source: Chef Jessie Gonzales, Aunt Chilada's - Phoenix, Arizona