Beef Enchiladas Verde

These amazing Beef Enchiladas Verde are made with ground beef, tomatillos, jalapeno peppers, and cheese and baked in creamy tomatillo sauce.
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword beef chili, Enchiladas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 enchiladas
Author Lyuba Brooke


  • Meat:
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion diced
  • 2 large tomatillos diced
  • 1 large jalapeno seeded and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • Salt
  • Sauce:
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 large tomatillos diced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and diced
  • 1/4 medium yellow onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp minced cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • Salt
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  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups Mexican shredded cheese mix
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese


  1. For the meat: Heat up oil in a medium saute pan over medium heat.
  2. Add diced onion and saute until transparent.
  3. Add ground beef, breaking it up as much as you can. Cover and cook until almost done, stirring and breaking up clumps often.
  4. Add diced tomatillos, diced jalapeno and minced garlic. Stir well.
  5. Add spices, stir well and cook until vegetables are soft and meat is fully done. (Strain off the juice.)
  6. For the sauce: heat up oil in a small sauce pot.
  7. Add diced tomatillos, onion, jalapeno, and garlic. Cook covered, over medium heat, until vegetables are softened. Add cilantro and spies, stir well.
  8. Using your immersion blender, puree all the vegetables. (Be careful of the hot splatter.)
  9. Stir in heavy cream and sour cream. Blend more if needed.
  10. Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish. Spread a little bit of sauce on the bottom of the baking dish.
  11. To assemble:
  12. Scoop some beef mixture in a tortilla and add some Mexican mix cheese on top. Roll tortilla and place it in the baking dish, seam down. Repeat with remaining tortillas, cheese and beef.
  13. Pour remaining sauce all over enchiladas and sprinkle Monterrey Jack cheese on top.
  14. Bake for 17-20 minutes.

Recipe Notes

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