Spicy Enchiladas Verdes de Queso Recipe

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Dwight Modified: December 15, 2021
Spicy Enchiladas Verdes de Queso Recipe

How To Make Spicy Enchiladas Verdes de Queso

These spicy enchiladas are made with fried tortillas stuffed with queso fresco. They’re served with a flavorful sauce packed with jalapeno peppers.

Preparation: 1 hour
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 1 hour 40 minutes



  • 5jalapeno peppers,stems removed
  • 3fresh tomatillos,husks removed, stemmed and halved
  • ½yellow onion
  • 2clovesgarlic
  • tspground cumin
  • water,or as needed to cover
  • cupvegetable oil
  • cubeschicken bouillon
  • 1sprigfresh cilantro
  • vegetable oil
  • 20corn tortillas,(6-inch)
  • 12ozqueso fresco,(Mexican fresh cheese), shredded
  • ½headlettuce,shredded
  • 1smallred onion,chopped
  • 5tbspsour cream,or to taste


  1. Place jalapeno peppers, tomatillos, yellow onion, garlic, and cumin in a blender. Pour in enough water to cover the vegetables. Blend for about 1 minute until liquified.

  2. Heat ⅓ cup vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat for about 30 seconds just until the oil has begun to warm. Pour the blended jalapeno mixture into the oil.

  3. Stir in chicken bouillon cubes and cilantro. Reduce heat to medium and cook sauce for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. Remove green sauce from heat and allow to stand while completing the remaining steps.

  5. Heat 1 cup vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Using tongs, place each tortilla into the hot oil and fry for a few seconds on each side. Tortillas will be pliable. Do not overcook.

  6. Immerse the fried tortilla into the green sauce to coat, then place on a serving plate. Sprinkle tortilla with about 2 teaspoons shredded queso fresco cheese and roll into a thin enchilada.

  7. Place enchiladas onto serving plates; spoon with remaining green sauce and sprinkle with remaining queso fresco cheese.

  8. Spread shredded lettuce over the enchiladas and sprinkle with chopped red onion.

  9. Top servings with a tablespoon of sour cream.


  • Calories: 630.99kcal
  • Fat: 40.48g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.92g
  • Trans Fat: 0.71g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 18.90g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.57g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.20g
  • Fiber: 7.56g
  • Sugar: 5.45g
  • Protein: 19.27g
  • Cholesterol: 53.37mg
  • Sodium: 909.38mg
  • Calcium: 502.04mg
  • Potassium: 473.90mg
  • Iron: 2.23mg
  • Vitamin A: 211.27µg
  • Vitamin C: 22.22mg
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