Traditional green poblano chili and jalapeño simmer sauce that’s tangy with just a hint of tartness to create the ideal verde sauce for enchiladas. Roasted poblano flavor and jalapeño heat blend with traditional herbs and savory spices like cilantro, cumin and garlic. Top corn tortillas and cheese with this flavorful sauce, bake, then serve.
The name enchilada comes from the Spanish word enchilar, meaning ‘to add chili.’ There are written accounts of meals that resemble enchiladas from as far back as the 1500s, but similar dishes — likely fish wrapped in corn tortillas — were part of Mayan culture far longer. Mexican cookbooks published in the 1800s included enchilada recipes, and now there’s a variation to please every taste bud — savory green, flavorful molé and spicy red enchiladas are just a few.
This green enchilada simmer sauce makes it easy to bring some zesty flavor to the table on weeknights or weekends.