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Best Enchiladas Verdes Recipe – How to Make Enchiladas Verdes – Tricks and Tips

Best Enchiladas Verdes Recipe - How to Make Enchiladas Verdes

Enchiladas verdes or “green enchiladas” are a Mexican-inspired favorite that are fresh and easy to prepare at home. The sauce is a variation of a homemade tomatillo salsa and the chicken-filled tortillas are baked with plenty of cheese! It’s the kind of casserole that will be a hit for any family dinner. 

What are enchiladas verdes made of? 

Enchiladas verdes start with a homemade green enchilada sauce made of roasted tomatillos, onions, and serrano chilis. Once cooked, these vegetables are blended with garlic, lime juice, cilantro, chicken stock, and a little sour cream until smooth and creamy. Chicken, tortillas, and plenty of cheese help to round out the dish.

How do you make enchiladas verdes?

Once the homemade green enchiladas sauce is made, it’s time to assemble the casserole. Start by heating tortillas to make them soft and bendy. Traditional recipes will fry the tortillas in oil to moisten and soften, but this recipe cuts out this messy step, using the ease of a microwave instead. Mix the filling together, stuff the tortillas and roll. Place them in a baking dish, side-by-side and seam side down, then top generously with the green enchiladas sauce and more cheese before baking. 

Should I use flour or corn tortillas for green enchiladas? 

Either type of tortillas should work, based on what you prefer or have available. Corn tortillas are traditional for enchiladas, but flour tortillas will absolutely work. Flour tortillas come in various sizes, whereas corn tortillas are found mostly in the 6-inch size. If using corn tortillas, you may need 12 to 14 tortillas to fill the casserole dish.  

For a super simple version of this dish, try Ree Drummond’s Easy Green Chile Enchiladas.

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