Real Mexican Enchiladas

"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)"
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  • 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.
  • Set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • You can also serve them with homemade beans.
  • 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.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


I was born in Mexico city, grew up in Las Vegas and now live in Juneau Ak. I'm a caregiver for elder people, and also have a degree on C.I.S. For fun I like to play pool, and cook. And I hope to open my own restaurant some day soon!
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