Zantigo Cheese Chilito Recipe

There’s nothing quite like authentic Mexican food, but when you’re craving that delicious and satisfying taste, sometimes a trip to a restaurant just isn’t feasible. Luckily, with this recipe for Zantigo Chilitos, you can recreate the experience in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Zantigo Chilitos Recipe

For the filling:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

For the sauce:

  • 1 can (10 ounces) red enchilada sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles

For assembling:

  • 10 flour tortillas (6-7 inches in diameter)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Oil for deep-fat frying


In a large skillet, cook the beef and onion over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink and the onion is tender. Drain any excess fat. Stir in the chili powder, salt, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, and paprika. Set aside.

In a small bowl, mix together the enchilada sauce and green chiles. Set aside.

Heat the oil in a deep-fat fryer or a large heavy-bottomed pot to 375°F.

Place about 1/4 cup of the beef mixture in the center of each tortilla. Sprinkle with a tablespoon of cheese. Fold the sides of the tortilla up and over the filling, then roll the tortilla around the filling. Secure with a toothpick.

Working in batches, fry the chilitos until golden brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

Remove the toothpicks and serve with the enchilada sauce mixture on top or on the side for dipping.

These Zantigo Chilitos pack a punch of flavor with the perfect balance of spice and creaminess in every bite. Enjoy them as a main course or as a snack to share with friends and family. You won’t be disappointed in this hearty and satisfying dish.

Zantigo Chilitos

So what are you waiting for? Grab your apron, heat up the oil and give this recipe a try!

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