Great Onion Recipes

The Color of Onions

Spanish Onions come in three colors yellow, red, and white. Yellow onions are full-flavored and are a reliable standby for cooking almost anything. The red onion, with its wonderful color, is a good choice for fresh uses or in grilling and char-broiling. White onions are the traditional onion used in classic Mexican cuisine. They have a golden color and sweet flavor when sautéed.

Spanish Onion Vegetarian Enchiladas

1 large Spanish chopped onion
3 - 16-oz. cans of beans, drained well
(red kidney, pinto, garbanzo, navy)
1 can of cheese soup
1 - 10-oz. can of enchilada sauce
1 - 8-oz. can of tomato sauce
16 - 6-inch corn tortillas
1 2/3 cup grated cheddar cheese
Garnishes: tomatoes, olives, green pepper, sour cream


Heat oven to 350°F. Stack tortillas, wrap in foil, and heat 10 minutes or until warm.


Combine beans, onion, and soup.


Spoon 1/3 cup on each tortilla. Roll up and arrange seam side down in one 13”x9” pan and one 8”x8” pan. Stir the sauces together and pour over enchiladas. Cover with foil*; bake 30 minutes.


Remove foil and sprinkle with cheese, bake 5 minutes more. Serve with garnishes as desired. *To freeze, stop here.


To bake frozen enchiladas, place dish in oven and heat to 375°F for 60-75 minutes.