Thursday, September 15, 2011

Enchiladas Verdes

Enchiladas Verdes is my favorite dish at my favorite Mexican restaurant back in my hometown. Living eight hours away, I don't get to eat there very often so I have to whip up my own version every once in awhile. They are enchiladas made with salsa verde (green salsa) which is mild but has lots of flavor. It is a nice change from the regular old enchiladas.

Enchiladas Verdes

3 cups Shredded Cooked Chicken
1 cup Sour Cream, divided
1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
1 can (4.5oz) Chopped Green Chilies
2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese, divided
1 1/2 teaspoon Minced Garlic
1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
1 jar (16oz) Salsa Verde (green salsa)
1/2 cup Water
1 package 6-inch Flour Tortillas
Shredded Lettuce
Additional Sour Cream


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Puree salsa, water and 1/2 cup sour cream in a blender. Spread 1 cup of the mixture over bottom of prepared baking dish.
In a large bowl, mix chicken, 1/2 cup sour cream, red pepper, green chilies, 1 cup cheese, garlic and cumin.
Spoon 1/3 cup of chicken mixture down center of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam side down on sauce in baking dish.
Pour remaining sauce over enchiladas; bake uncovered 35 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake 15 minutes longer until bubbly.
Serve topped with shredded lettuce and sour cream, if desired.


Renee said...

They look amazing! I love enchilada verdes and anything Mexican actually. I will definitely give these a try.

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

hurt me YUM! I may have to make these for dinner tonight. winks-jen

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

YUMMMO! Looks so so good!

If you ever want to guest post a delicious recipe at my place for Food-a-licious Friday, let me know :) Id love to have you!

Michelle said...

I ran across your blog from link from some other craft blog, I wish I remembered where for you... but this looked so good I went to the store and made it for dinner tonight and it was a huge hit with our family. Thank you for sharing!!! I'll have to snoop around your blog some more when I have time, I love everything I've seen thus far.

Kathe said...

Oh Mr. B is going to love this! We do love us some good Mexican food. I am glad I found you at BNOTP!


Joyful Baker said...

Sounds delicious! I'll have to try these out!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Ok, I'm definitely trying this! I love Mexican food and this looks sooo good! And I'm following along!