Monday, September 12, 2011

How-To: Roasted Green Chile Enchilada Sauce

There is something wonderful about making things from scratch, especially sauces. The idea alone evokes a grand vision, one that will have your guests picturing you standing over your boiling creation, spoon in hand, steam curling your hair, and sauce splashed over your apron - working diligently just for them! Although not quite so dramatic in the real world (unless you're a scattered cook like me), making things from scratch makes people feel special; and what could be better than that?

Although there are many fantastic canned enchilada sauces out there, making your own is not as difficult as you might think. Doing so allows you to not only control the ingredients you put in, but also enables you to add your own personal and creative flair, which is really what cooking is all about in my opinion.

What You Will Need

            Ingredients (listed below)
            Olive oil to coat veggies 
            Roasting Pan
            Cookie Sheet
            Blender or Food Processor
            A very hot oven!

  1.  Set your oven to broil. Place your poblano peppers on a cookie sheet lined with foil, and place on the top rack in your oven. Allow the peppers to blacken on both sides, making sure to turn often with tongs. Once black on both sides, remove from oven and let cool to the touch. 
  2. Turn oven to bake at 450 degrees.
  3. While the poblano peppers are in the oven, place the tomatillos, onion, garlic, and jalapenos in a roasting pan and drizzle with olive oil. Roast for 15-25 minutes, or until juices are flowing and tops are beginning to brown.
  4. While the rest of the veggies are roasting, skin, core, and roughly chop the poblano peppers, and place in blender or food processor.
  5. Once the veggies are done, add to the blender or food processor along with the rest of the ingredients. Blend on high until smooth. BE CAREFUL! The mixture will be very hot.

Wrapping it up

There you have it! Although a little time consuming, making your own enchilada sauce from scratch is not very difficult at all! Use for yummy enchiladas, or give as a special gift.


10-12 Tomatillos, husked and washed
8 garlic cloves, peeled and left whole
1 onion, cut into fourths and broken up by hand
2 jalapeno peppers, stems removed
2 poblano peppers
Juice from 2 limes
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin

Makes about 48oz

Pin It
Thanks for reading my blog! Please leave your thoughts, ideas, suggestions, or meals you would like to see me cook, in the comments below. If you like this blog, please follow me!

pic name pic name pic name pic name


  1. I made this and it came out like super super spicy. I doubled everything but it still seems way too spicy for enchiladas. Any ideas what I could have done wrong? Did you deseed your jalepenos?

    1. Thanks for the comment! I left the seeds in, but you could definitely remove them before roasting to make it milder. It could be a matter of preference as I like things pretty spicy, so I don't think you did anything wrong. You could also just omit the jalapeno all together.

      Other than that, just make sure you picked up the right peppers. If you accidentally bought a serrano instead of a jalapeno (they look really similar), it would be noticeably hotter.

      Hope this helps, and thanks for the feedback! I will keep this in mind when making future dishes that are spicy :)

    2. You could honestly dilute it with water and your good to go. that's what I do and it makes more yummy sauce

  2. skip the jalapenos and use 4 poblano. Will be mild. Or do 3 poblanos and 1 jalapeno. And yes seed the jalapenos

  3. Really nice and interesting post. I was looking for this kind of information and enjoyed reading this one.
    Discount master 2018, Discount master app 2018, autoketing

  4. I really like this post. I think these pillars of digital leadership are important to consider as a future educator and I thank you for your insight onto this topic.
    sales pop master
    sales pop master online

  5. You know what? I really like your posts. I wander on the internet to find something new or unique. And I see your articles. I decided to linger at your site and read more and more. I hope that you can upload new posts. I will be the first one to read them. Thanks a million
    y8y8y8 2 player games
    kizi games for boys
    gogy for games

  6. I will be happy if you read my comment. I must say that I like all your posts and wait for new ones. That's because they seem so great and suitable for me. Thanks a ton for uploading your articles.
    Moto X3M 4 Winter racing games || games online free || games Xmas Magic Tiles to play

  7. Your writings are so good. They contains a bunch of information. I think that you know much about those topics. I want to send a thank to you. Your posts can help me more and more in the future. Once again thank you.
    free games Short Ride || Kindergarten Dress Up 2 player games || Moto X3M 2 action games unboloced

  8. My brother recommended I might like this website. He was entirely right. This post truly made my day. You can’t imagine simply how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

    adam and eve golf games for girls
    pool 8 ball games to play
    offroader v6 unblocked games

  9. Your writings are so good. They contains a bunch of information. I think that you know much about those topics. I want to send a thank to you. Your posts can help me more and more in the future. Once again thank you.
    free game online
    jogos 4 school online


  10. food games 2019
    play basketball games
    play basketball games
    I do not feel sorry for taking the time to read this post, it is really nice and useful to me, thanks for posting it.

  11. jogos io gratis
    friv free online juegos
    2 player games for boy
    I am not sure where you’re getting your info, but good topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more. Thanks for great info I was looking for this info for my mission

  12. Its a great pleasure reading your post.Its full of information I am looking for and I love to post a comment that "The content of your post is awesome" Great work. get free instagram likes reddit

  13. Welcome Buyers, Here you can get to know about the John Deere 4520 Row-Crop Tractor Price USA, John Deere 4520 Engine Specifications, John Deere 4520 Row-Crop Tractor Key features, Overview, and images complete information. It was the first John Deere tractor with a factory-installed turbocharger. Early versions suffered serious problems with the fuel injectors and air cleaner.

  14. I really like following your blog as the articles are so simple to read and follow. Excellent. Please keep up the good work.

    click here this

    Thanks for sharing such a great blog.

  15. Read the following Dunelm Mill Customer Experience Survey Guideline to know the rules & eligibility to win Dunelm win $250 Sweepstakes.Dunelm Mill Customer Experience Survey

  16. And spend a couple of minutes answering a few questions in the Popeyes Guest Satisfaction Survey regarding your satisfaction level.

    Take Popeyes Survey

  17. Upon completion of the Famous Daves Feedback, you will win a validation code to redeem free foods. Famous Dave’s Feedback Survey

  18. The company needs this information so they can learn what works and what does not work. Because of this Bike Barn Customer Feedback Survey, it is important to say exactly what you like and dislike.

    Bike Barn Guest Feedback Survey

  19. This is a great inspiring article.I am pretty much pleased with your good work.You put really very helpful information. Keep it up. Keep blogging. Looking to reading your next post.greatpeople Employee

  20. Yes i am totally agreed with this article and i just want say that this article is very nice and very informative article.I will make sure to be reading your blog more. You made a good point but I can't help but wonder, what about the other side? !!!!!!THANKS!!!!!!organization name

  21. Hello, I have browsed most of your posts. This post is probably where I got the most useful information for my research. Thanks for posting, maybe we can see more on this. Are you aware of any other websites on this subject.

  22. I think this is an informative post and it is very useful and knowledgeable. therefore, I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article. Read more

  23. I appreciate your valuable information on this fascinating subject and eagerly await your future posts. Thank you so much for reading this beauty article with me. It is greatly appreciated! I'm looking forward to another excellent article. Best wishes to the author! Best wishes!

  24. be confident that It is definitely a safe site. because you do financial transactions directly pgslot