Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

Cooked Tomatillo sauce for enchiladas or tamales

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 lb tomatillo, husks removed
  • 2 jalapenos, stemmed
  • 1 medium white onion, peeled and quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 14 cup cilantro leaf, , leaves and stems, chopped
  • 1 12 cups chicken stock (can substitute vegetable stock)
  • to taste salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat.
  2. Grill tomatillos,jalapnos, onion and garlic in skillet, occasionally turning to toast all side, for about 5 minutes.
  3. ingredients will blacken in places (this is a good thing).
  4. Remove from skillet and put into a blender, add cilantro and puree until smooth.
  5. Heat 1 vegetable oil in a deep saucepan over medium heat.
  6. Pouyr puree into pan and cook, stirring constantly, until it darkens in color, about 5 minutes.
  7. Add chicken stock, season with salt and pepper, and lower heat to medium low.
  8. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens, about 30 minutes.
Most Helpful

This was fantastic with some tortillas dipped in it and filled with grilled chicken, more sauce and some cheese and heated up.

rosslare October 21, 2011

This was the first time I made Tomatillo Sauce. It tasted a little sweet. I may add some sosur cream of plain yogurt or add some more seasoning.

scrappinspud May 07, 2014

Great enchilada sauce for those who can't do chiles. I just eliminated them and it was still delicious!

heather May 13, 2012