Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Homemade Green Enchilada Sauce

I don't know how the Fall gets so CRAZY! Maybe between making fruit leather, soccer, piano, book reports and 5 kids, the time just flies!  You might be wondering what this is or why I make it.  When we first went gluten free I couldn't find a gluten free green enchilada sauce and we love it.  I tried several recipes and we came up with this.  Recently, I bought a can of gr. enchilada sauce to use to make dinner for a neighbor(I'm not nice enough to use my good stuff).  When I opened the can I was disgusted by the canned "junk." and wondered how I ever liked that stuff. We have also tried green salsa but haven't found one we love.  Therefore, I make it because I need to, and also because I want to!  A couple years ago I started planting tomatillos just for making this sauce.  They are easy to grow and produce a lot!  Whenever I have a bunch I make a couple batches of this sauce, pour it into bags and throw them in the freezer for future consumption.  If I run out in the winter, I  buy tomatillos at the store, but home grown are my favorite - either will be just fine!  This really isn't hard, give it a shot!
Green Enchilada Sauce

1 ½ lb. tomatillos
3 small jalapeno chilies, seeded
1 c. chopped cilantro
2/3 c. chicken broth
1/3 c. chopped green onions
1 T. sugar
¼ tsp. salt

Remove the husk of the tomatillos, slice in 1/2 and boil for 4-5 min, until soft.  Throw everything in the blender and let it blend until smooth.  This recipe is very versatile, feel free to throw in some cayenne, or more cilantro, or sugar, or whatever you like!  I let it cool and then freeze in 1 1/2 c. portions, so it's just like a can.


  1. Cami, you have been tagged in the Liebster Blog Award. Congratulations!!

  2. Mary-
    Thanks so much for looking out for me - I really appreciate it! Thanks for your support!