This is my go-to enchilada sauce recipe. It is definitely better than the canned stuff and you can use it for anything! I use it for enchiladas, Mexican casseroles, and as a smother for burritos. Blend the sauce with equal parts plain Greek yogurt for a delicious green chile 'sour cream' for your next taco bar! I always save the spicy liquid that remains in the pot for a broth for soups.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine water, tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, onion, tomatillos, serrano peppers, and garlic in a large pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook until vegetables are fork-tender, about 30 minutes.

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  • Transfer the vegetables to a blender with a slotted spoon, allowing the cooking liquid to drain back into the pot. Cover the blender and hold the lid down with a potholder; pulse a few times to combine. Blend until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Season sauce with salt and pepper.

Cook's Note:

Chicken stock may be substituted for water, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

34 calories; protein 1.4g; carbohydrates 7.4g; fat 0.3g; sodium 40.4mg. Full Nutrition
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