Enchilladas in Green Sauce

Happy National Cinco de Mayo AKA National Enchilada Day! On this amazing day, why don’t we try a fantastic Mexican food: Enchiladas!? 


I enjoy my homemade enchiladas sometimes, and this time the craving for enchilada’s tidal wave is hitting me now! 


Every time I go to a Mexican restaurant, they always make me wonder which of of the red or green sauce is better. Last time I made enchiladas with red sauce and it was perfect, but as long as red was perfect, why not try green this time to have another ”wowwwww” time! 


Craving for enchilada in green sauce like me? Let’s cook it! 


<Today’s Recipe>

Enchilada in Green Sauce

green enchilladas


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  1. Pour olive oil in a pan and cook veggies. Set aside.
  2. Place tomatillo and jalapeno in an oven safe baking pan. Broil them for about 10~15 min, until they get a little charred blisters.
  3. While the tomatillo is broiled, pour olive oil in a saucepan and bring it to medium high heat. Cook onion and transfer them in a food processor.
  4. Add tomatillo, jalapeno, cilantro together in the food processor and process until they are smooth.
  5. Transfer back the tomatillo in the saucepan you cooked onion and bring it to medium high heat. Sprinkle sugar, cumin powder, garlic powder, and veg soup stock.
  6. Wrap veggies with tortillas and transfer them in an oven safe pan. Place cheese and bake them in the oven until the cheese is melted.
  7. Remove enchilada from the oven and pour the sauce. Sprinkle some cilantro and if you like, a splash of lime juice can make the dish wholesome! Enjoy while it’s still hot and put a smile on your face!


<Cooking Tips>

  • If you prefer a traditional version of enchiladas, use corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas. According to my research, traditional enchilada uses corn tortilla but people use flour tortilla in Tex Mex cuisine. I change which one I use depending on what’s available in my pantry or which one my tummy asks!
  • If you’re a busy person who loves to cook, take advantage of using a timer. Sometimes people learn by observing someone else’s mistake, and here you are…while I was broiling tomatillo, I was doing something else in my room. Eventually yummy smells were coming through my room, but I didn’t hear Alexa calling me so I was waiting for it, a bit wondering if Alexa heard me say 15 min instead of 50 min. Turns out, I didn’t set the timer at all. As soon as I opened the oven door, my sensitive fire alarm beeped like an unhappy baby. The tomatillo was charred a little bit but totally fine for me, so I’d take it that my fire alarm wasn’t beeping to notify me of the possibility of fire but just cheering me cooking…but anyways, use a timer if you have one, that’s protect your eardrums too haha!

green enchiladas

Mmm, it’s good! In my home country I’d never seen tomatillo but since my neighbor has a fantastic Mexican grocery, so as soon as I step into the store, I see beautiful tomatillo tempting us to take them home. 


But…what do you cook with tomatillo? I’m still learning tomatillo. The ways to choose a good tomatillo is still a mystery to me since they are bagged in papery skin. Are they supposed to have that much kernel? Do they taste a little bitter/tangy like I got? Besides Salsa Verde and this green sauce for enchiladas, what else can I make? 


If you have some recommendations, please let me know so that I can prepare for the next “wow-it’s-a-big-sale-day-for-tomatillo” haha! 


<Other Mexican Dish to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo>

In case you want both red and green sauce, check this recipe! Enchilada in Red Sauce

enchiladas red sauce

Crispy tortilla with cheese and beans! Cheese and Bean Quesadilla

cheese bean quesadilla

The best bar food especially with tequila shot/margarita! Soy Nacho

soy nacho

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

21 Comments Add yours

  1. elvira797mx says:

    Wow! Tanooki, wonderful enchiladas! Thank’s for share! Great recipe!
    I am from Mexico, love enchiladas too. Have a lovely day!
    Keep well.

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you dear Elvira❤️ Wow are you from Mexico? That’s cool🤩 I’m still learning Mexican cuisine so it might sounds weird to you, but thank you so much for sweet word😍 You encouraged me to explore for more🎵
      Have a great day to you too😘


      1. elvira797mx says:

        You are welcome, Tanooki.
        Wow! Thats makes me happy. Mexican food it’s amazing! Great! You can do it wonderful! It’s a pleassure.🙏🏻🤗😍🤗😘🤗🙏🏻🌮🥂Have a lovely day too!
        Keep cooking! 👍🏼

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  2. johnrieber says:

    What a terrific recipe! Sharing now!

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you John!😆


  3. Enchiladas are my favorite food ever! I love both green and red sauce, and alternate which ones I make 😊 These look delicioius!

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Yay me too! Yes alternative way is a good idea, I’d never get tired of eating enchiladas🙌❤️

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  4. cattknithat says:

    This looks good. My Mom always makes chicken enchiladas. I want to try this. 🙂

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Ah that sounds so good😍 Bet it’s so good with your mom’s love❤️❤️❤️

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      1. cattknithat says:

        It is. ☺️👍

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  5. Livia says:

    Those Enchiladas look absolutely delicious 🤤 Thanks for sharing this recipe!
    What do tomatillos taste like? Is it like a tomato or like green peppers? I’ve never eaten them in my life (at least if there were some of them in a dish, I wasn’t aware of it).

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Tomatillo to me taste like more tangy side of tomato. Sometimes it got hint of bitterness too like bell pepper, but not that intense. The looks is very similar to tomato but it’s covered with papery skin, and sometimes it got hard kernel.

      I asked if people cook something rather than this green sauce or salsa verde, but everyone said they can only think of salsa verde. After hearing that, maybe I should go experiment in my kitchen but don’t know where to start haha!

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      1. Livia says:

        Thank you for explaining the taste to me. It sounds like a very interesting vegetable. 🙏😊

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  6. Ooh! My mouth is watering now. Thanks for the recipes. Might have fun trying to find the ingredients here in the UK but I love a challenge. 😁❤️

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Ahh I know! I’m originally from Japan and it is impossible to recreate this there😱 Yes hopefully you can find the ingredients and try making it😊👍💕

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  7. smiller999 says:

    Tomatillos should be very tangy, and firm but not hard. They are also good in a salsa made with tomatillos, serrano chiles (watch the heat level, they are very hot), and onion (not too much!). You can add a small amount of cream to temper the heat. It’s good on chips, tacos (chicken or beef, or carnitas). Also, flour tortillas are traditional in parts of northern Mexico, where wheat is grown. Central and southern Mexico is normally corn).

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Hi there! Thank you for the great info🤩 So basically rather than salsa, people don’t make something with tomatillo? I like salsa verde but sometimes I want to try something else with tomatillo because I sometimes buy them too much🤣


      1. smiller999 says:

        I vaguely remember seeing recipes for other things, but I don’t remember what, or where they were. A google search located quite a few recipes, including this page: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/slideshow/tomatillo-recipes. Some sounded pretty good, so I may try some of these.

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      2. Tanooki says:

        Oh wow! Thank you for sharing it🤗 Yes I should experience with some of them too🤩👍💕 Looks so tasty❤️


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