Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is the way we make Enchiladas in Mexico. It came from my great grandma' and my grandma serves them in her restaurant, They are delicious and easy to make. (not hot at all)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the sauce: Peel and wash tomatillos; Combine tomatillos, washed jalapenos and onion in a pot; bring to a boil (until tomatillos turn dark green), drain; place in a blender and add 1/2 of the cilantro and blend.
  2. Set aside.
  3. For enchiladas: heat 1/2 oil (you may need to add more oil) and fry tortillas for about 45 sec each side, and place in paper towels to suck up oil. In same frying with just a tsp of oil fry sauce for about 3 min.
  4. Turn down heat; dip tortillas in sauce one at a time; fill with chicken or beef and fold in half; pour a little more sauce over enchiladas and top with onion, cheese and sour cream.
  5. You can also serve them with homemade beans.
  6. For beans all you need is water and 1/4 onion; cook beans as directed; add salt about 30 min before done; heat a little oil; pour beans in pan (no water) and squeeze.


Most Helpful

This recipe was delicious. Another reviewer seemed to have problems with the tomatillo portion of the recipe. I think that is more of a problem with their own cooking skills and not with the recipe. I had no problems whatsoever with this recipe - even with the many typos. This is a very good enchilada recipe. I will make these enchiladas many more times.

Elizabeth Fullerton March 24, 2003

This is the first time I ever used tomatillos and enchiladas made this way. Although they were okay I prefer the other way to make enchiladas with red sauce.

ellie_ October 21, 2003

I have never used tomatillos before. I had no idea how I was supposed to prepare them for boiling. We attempted to make the recipe and didn't really like the end result. This is one we will not make again.

Sxhous February 24, 2003

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