Green Enchilada Sauce
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.This Green Enchilada Sauce recipe is quick and easy to make, naturally gluten-free, and full of the best savory green chile flavor. Perfect for makingenchiladas verdes, or using as a versatile sauce on any other favorite Mexicandishes.Finally! After years and years of requests from those of you who have fallenin love with my favorite red enchilada sauce recipe, I’m finally gettingaround to sharing a recipe for its mean green partner in crime.Meet…my favorite green enchilada sauce recipe. ♡I’m obsessed, and already know you’re going to love it too.First off, this green enchilada sauce recipe only takes about 15 minutes tomake, tops. Second, it’s made with super-simple ingredients, including ready-to-go canned diced green chiles. (<– No need to roast them yourself unlessthey’re in season and that sounds fun, in which case please invite me over.)Third, this sauce is naturally very mild, but it’s super-easy to amp up theheat factor if you’d like. Fourth, it’s naturally vegetarian, vegan, andgluten-free. And most importantly, it is just totally, completely, I-can-happily-just-eat-it-with-a-spoon, want-to-drizzle-it-on-All-The-Things, crazydelicious.It’s of course fantastic on verde enchiladas. (Or an epic verde enchiladacasserole, stay tuned.) But it’s also just a super versatile green sauce thatcould be used in a million different ways! For example, I love mixing it intomigas and chilaquiles and huevos rancheros for breakfast. Or drizzling it ontamales and tacos and nachos for dinner. It’s easy to use as a finishing sauceon top of baked chicken breasts, fish, shrimp and steak. If you thin it outwith some water, it can double as a quick dressing for salads. Of of course,you could use it to season any other Mexi dishes that you might be craving(like quesadillas, burritos, tortas, fajitas, soups, stews…). Sky’s the limit.Let’s make a batch!
All good things to those who wait…and wait…and wait…
Tomato season is officially at an end. We harvested the last of our greentomatoes about 2 weeks ago and we planed to can some green enchilada saucethat weekend. But the weekend got away from us, and Monday came up too fast.Monday is my day off, so now the plan is for me to do the canning by myself.It is usually a two-person job split between Kristy and I. I am hoping to getthe canning done in the morning and have the rest of the day to catch up onother things.
How long does enchilada sauce last?
Keep leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week or in thefreezer for up to 3 months. When tomatillos and peppers are in season, late inthe summer, I always make large batches to freeze for later in the winter.
How To Make Green Enchilada Sauce:
So easy! Simply… 1. Sauté your veggies: Sauté the onion, garlic and jalapeño in a touch of olive oil until soft and cooked. 2. Add everything to a blender (or food processor): Add the onion mixture and remaining ingredients to a blender or food processor. 3. Purée until smooth: Then give it a whirl until the mixture is nice and smooth. 4. Taste and season: Don’t skip this step! Give it a taste and season with extra salt, pepper and/or cumin if needed.
Easy Homemade Green Enchilada Sauce
* * * * Author: Melissa Griffiths – Bless this Mess * Prep Time: 10 mins * Cook Time: 30 mins * Total Time: 40 minutes * Yield: 4 cups 1x
Cilantro Lime Enchilada Sauce (how to can it)
This delicious homemade cilantro lime enchilada sauce can be used forenchiladas, tacos, quesadillas, etc. Canning instructions are included.After a 5 day visit to Southern California to see my family, I’m glad to beback home in the great Pacific Northwest. Today I want to share the recipe fora fantastic tasting Cilantro-Lime Enchilada Sauce that I made (and canned)back in July.I’ve included instructions for canning this (optional), but you don’t have todo that to enjoy this delicious sauce on some enchiladas, or even to use as ataco sauce. It’s really good, very easy to prepare, and makes 3 pints ofdelicious enchilada sauce!Scroll Down For A Printable Recipe Card At The Bottom Of The Page
What else can I use green enchilada sauce for?
This is one of those magic sauces that is so much more than it appears. Use itas a marinade for chicken and pork chops (I just add a little chicken stock,vegetable stock, or water to thin it out), cook your protein in it for tacos(pressure cooker or slow cooker both work great), or add a little olive oil toit to make a delicious salad dressing. It’s so full of flavor – put it oneverything!”