Cheese Enchiladas w/ Tomatillo/Green Chili Sauce

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 20 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bring first 4 ingredients to boil in large skillet.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tomatillos are soft, about 15 minutes.
  3. Transfer mixture to blender; add 2 cups onions, green chilies, and spinach; puree.
  4. Season sauce with salt and pepper.
  5. Return sauce to skillet.
  6. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  7. Lightly oil 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish.
  8. Heat about 1/4 inch deep vegetable oil in a second skillet and fry 1 tortilla briefly, remove to a paper towel to drain and then coat with sauce.
  9. Place coated tortilla on plate.
  10. Top with 2 tablespoons cheese, 1 tablespoon remaining onions, and 1 tablespoon sauce.
  11. Roll up tortilla.
  12. Place seam side down in prepared dish.
  13. Repeat with remaining tortillas, sauce, cheese, and onions.
  14. Pour remaining sauce over enchiladas.
  15. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  16. Bake until cheese melts and the edges of the enchiladas begin to brown, about 15 minutes.
Most Helpful

Yum! These were excellent--a real hit! I especially loved the green enchilada sauce. I'd never made my own sauce before, and this was the best! I imagine it could be made ahead of time and frozen in order to make extra-quick enchiladas. Next time, I may reserve a little more of the sauce, heat it, and pour it over the enchiladas just before serving to make them saucier. Excellent!

HollyJane October 21, 2003