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Homemade Green Enchilada Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins

As easy as buying store bought enchiladas sauce! One you try this you'll never go back! 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: green enchilada sauce recipe, green enchiladas
Servings: 12
Calories: 30 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 1 lbs tomatillos about 6-8 tomatillos
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1 jalapeño 2 if you want a little kick
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 cans green chilis small cans
  • 1 cup broth
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 1 tsp cumin
  1. Shuck and wash tomatillos
  2. Place under broiler for about 5-7  minutes, when one side starting to turn char, filp and add onion and jalapeño.

  3. Broil the opposite side for another 5-7 minutes till it is roasted.

  4. Take out and place all roasted ingredients including juices in blender. Add garlic, salt, chilis, cumin, cilantro and broth. Vent for the steam and blend till smooth.

  5. Allow the hot enchilada sauce to cool in blender all together.
  6. For flour tortillas fill with your favorite meat, roll and place in pan seam side down. 

    For corn tortillas: Prepare corn tortillas by dipping in hot oil and fill with your favorite filling. Suggestions : Shredded chicken and cheese, bean and cheese, shredded beef, sautéed shrimp, shredded pork. (often I cook the meat in the crock pot, this makes for a really fast meal preparation)

  7. Pour enchiladas sauce over prepared enchiladas
  8. Top with green enchilada sauce and cheese if desired.
  9. Place in oven at 350, and cook for about 20-30 minutes, or heated through. Top with Sour Cream.
Recipe Notes


To prepare your fresh tomatillos for the sauce you'll want to being by removing the husk and rinsing the tomatillos with water. Under the husk there is a sticky residue you will want to rub/rinse off. 

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Green Enchilada Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 c)
Calories 30
% Daily Value*
Sodium 439mg19%
Potassium 110mg3%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 12.3mg15%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.