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Chorizo and Sweet Potato Enchiladas

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Chorizo and Sweet Potato Enchiladas are a tasty recipe that combines chorizo and sweet potato with the flavors of enchiladas for a flavorful meal. Make this meal in minutes any day of the week.

chorizo sweet potato enchiladas in a white baking dish with serving spoon and napkin

I have really fallen in love with Chorizo Sausage!

It is so spicy and good and I love pairing it with the sweet potato because the combination of spicy and sweet is like nothing else. These enchiladas put that perfect pair to use and are so easy to make. I decided to have these as a weekday breakfast topped with a fried egg, but feel free to enjoy this recipe any time of day.

What ingredients to make chorizo sweet potato enchiladas?

ingredients for enchiladas in small bowls

  1. Mexican chorizo
  2. Sweet potato
  3. Onion
  4. Garlic
  5. Spinach
  6. Corn tortillas
  7. Enchilada sauce
  8. Shredded cheese

How to make this easy enchilada recipe:

Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the sweet potato, seasoning with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Stir to coat. Cook, stirring occasionally for 4 to 5 minutes, until the sweet potato begins to soften. Remove from the skillet and into a small bowl and set aside.

diced sweet potato in skillet with olive oil and kosher salt

Add the onion and garlic into the same heated pan and stir until it becomes fragrant about 30 seconds. Add in the chorizo. Brown the chorizo for 4 to 5 minutes, using a wooden spoon to break it into bite-sized crumbles as it cooks.

chorizo, onion, and garlic in skillet

Once the chorizo is crumbled and browned add the sweet potato and spinach. Stir to combine with the chorizo mixture. I like to use a wooden spoon to mash the sweet potato ever so slightly, binding the mixture together. Cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.

sweet potato, spinach, and chorizo in skillet

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and into a baking dish, lightly spray each side of the corn tortillas and add to the microwave for 30 seconds to make pliable. Remove from the microwave and the baking dish and set aside.

Pour half of the enchilada sauce into the bottom of the baking dish. Spread evenly. Run the corn tortilla through the sauce on both sides before adding a heaping tablespoon of the mixture into the center. Roll around so the seam is facing down in the pan. Continue this process with the rest of the tortillas and mixture.

corn tortillas filled with enchilada mixture in white baking dish

Top with the other half of the enchilada sauce and top with shredded cheese. Place into the oven and bake 15 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

enchiladas topped with sauce and cheese in dish before baking

Serve warm with your favorite toppings of choice: cilantro, pickled red onions, avocado, diced tomatoes, sour cream, etc. Enjoy!

close up side view enchiladas in a white baking dish

close up view chorizo and sweet potato enchiladas in a white baking dish

Chorizo and Sweet Potato Enchiladas

Chorizo and Sweet Potato Enchiladas are a tasty recipe that combines chorizo and sweet potato with the flavors of enchiladas for a flavorful meal. Make this meal in minutes any day of the week.
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chorizo sweet potato enchiladas
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 193kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled & diced into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 ounces Mexican chorizo, removed from casing
  • 1 cup packed baby spinach
  • 10 ounces enchilada sauce, mild or hot
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

  • Add the 1 tablespoon olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the sweet potato, seasoning with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Stir to coat. Cook, stirring occasionally for 4 to 5 minutes, until the sweet potato begins to soften. Remove from the skillet and into a small bowl and set aside.
  • Add the 1/4 cup onion and minced garlic into the same heated pan and stir until it becomes fragrant about 30 seconds. Add in the 3 ounces of chorizo. Brown the chorizo for 4 to 5 minutes, using a wooden spoon to break it into bite-sized crumbles as it cooks.
  • Once the chorizo is crumbled and browned add the sweet potato and 1 cup spinach. Stir to combine with the chorizo mixture. I like to use a wooden spoon to mash the sweet potato ever so slightly, binding the mixture together. Cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and into a baking dish (8x8-inch square or 7x11-inch rectangle dish), lightly spray each side of the corn tortillas and add to the microwave for 30 seconds to make pliable. Remove from the microwave and the baking dish and set aside.
  • Pour half of the enchilada sauce into the bottom of the baking dish. Spread evenly. Run the corn tortilla through the sauce on both sides before adding a heaping tablespoon of the mixture into the center. Roll around so the seam is facing down in the pan. Continue this process with the rest of the tortillas and mixture.
  • Top with the other half of the enchilada sauce and top with shredded cheese. Place into the oven and bake 15 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Serve warm with your favorite toppings of choice: cilantro, pickled red onions, avocado, diced tomatoes, sour cream, etc. Enjoy!

Notes

  • The sweet potato chorizo mixture is versatile enough to serve for breakfast with a fried egg on top. 
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave when ready to serve. 
  • Peel and dice a medium sweet potato into 1/4-inch cubes. 

Nutrition

Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 839mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 6226IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg
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single chorizo sweet potato enchilada on a white plate with a fork

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Roxy
    April 23, 2014 at 1:46 AM

    oh my this looks so good, I must attempt it! I need to give chorizo another try

    • Reply
      admin
      April 23, 2014 at 3:23 PM

      Thank you Roxy! You must…this recipe is so easy and pretty tasty.

  • Reply
    veenaazmanov
    May 5, 2020 at 11:10 PM

    5 stars
    Delicious combination and delicious presentation. Love the cheesy look too. Cant wait to check this out.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      May 5, 2020 at 11:27 PM

      Thank you so much Veena!

  • Reply
    Bernice Hill
    May 6, 2020 at 7:37 PM

    Well…I just so happen to have all of the ingredients to make this recipe right now! Why do tortillas come in packages of 50? LOL

    • Reply
      LaKita
      May 7, 2020 at 10:23 PM

      I love when that happens. I have no idea, like packages of single-digit tortillas don’t exist! LOL.

  • Reply
    Anna
    May 8, 2020 at 6:24 AM

    5 stars
    I love anything with chorizo or sweet potatoes, so these enchiladas are right up my street! The flavours must be incredibly delicious!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      May 12, 2020 at 9:47 AM

      Yes Anna, the combination is so yummy!!

  • Reply
    Paula Montenegro
    May 8, 2020 at 8:50 AM

    5 stars
    This is a great twist on traditional enchiladas! I love anything with chorizo and am dying to try it with sweet potatoes. Very intriguing flavors.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      May 12, 2020 at 9:47 AM

      Thank you Paula! I’m a huge fan of chorizo and sweet potato as well!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    May 8, 2020 at 10:12 AM

    5 stars
    These are some seriously fabulous enchiladas! I just love the contrast between the spicy chorizo and sweet potatoes. It makes for such nice complexity.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      May 12, 2020 at 9:46 AM

      Thank you so much Amanda!

  • Reply
    Candice
    May 8, 2020 at 10:27 AM

    5 stars
    These enchildas are fantastic! I used soy chorizo and they came out so delicious. So much flavor, completely satisfied my cravings, and we cannot wait to make them again!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      May 12, 2020 at 9:46 AM

      Thank you Candice! I’m glad that it works with soy chorizo as well!

  • Reply
    tatiana
    May 8, 2020 at 3:00 PM

    5 stars
    Chorizo and sweet potato, never thought about this combination before reading this recipe! Now I can’t live without it! Truly delicious dish!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      May 12, 2020 at 9:45 AM

      Thank you Tatiana! It is such a delicious combination!!

  • Reply
    Analida Braeger
    May 9, 2020 at 7:34 PM

    5 stars
    This dish had the most incredible flavors! My whole family loved it. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      May 12, 2020 at 9:44 AM

      Thank you Analida! Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Reply
    Veronika Sykorova
    May 12, 2020 at 11:06 AM

    I havent had enchiladas in forever! Making these tonight! 🙂

    • Reply
      LaKita
      May 13, 2020 at 9:25 AM

      Great!! Hope you enjoy!

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