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Entomatadas recipe

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Entomatadas
Plated entomatadas

Entomatadas are similar to enchiladas but the main ingredient here is tomatoes. This is one of those meals that have it all, inexpensive, easy to make and everyone loves them. The creativity thats goes into making this recipe is to admire because the outcome is outstanding with just a few ingredients.  The lightly fried corn tortilla flavor indulged in a generous portion of a well seasoned tomato sauce will have you singing the entire meal. You will be making this recipe on repeat. 

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Entomatadas recipe

Recipe by Villa Cocina
5.0 from 2 votes
Course: MainCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

12

ea
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Total time

40

minutes

Entomatadas are similar to enchiladas but the main ingredient here is tomatoes. This is one of those meals that have it all, inexpensive, easy to make and everyone loves them. The creativity thats goes into making this recipe is to admire because the outcome is outstanding with just a few ingredients.  The lightly fried corn tortilla flavor indulged in a generous portion of a well seasoned tomato sauce will have you singing the entire meal. You will be making this recipe on repeat. 

Ingredients

  • Prep the sauce 

  • 2 TBSP avocado oil 

  • 2 lbs tomatoes

  • 1/4 medium white onion

  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled 

  • 2 guajillos dried peppers

  • 5 sprigs oregano, fresh 

  • 2 cups chicken broth, low sodium

  • Chicken 
  • 2 TBSP oil 

  • 4 cups cooked chicken, shredded

  • 1/4 medium white onion, diced 

  • 1 garlic, minced

  • 1 tomato, diced  

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth, low sodium 

  • Salt to taste (a pinch)

  • Sauté the sauce 
  • 2 TBSP avocado oil 

  • 1/4 medium white onion, sliced

  • 1 TBSP white distilled vinegar

  • Salt to taste (1 3/4 tsp kosher salt)

  • Crumbled queso fresco (as much as you like)

  • 12 corn tortillas 

  • 3 TBSP avocado oil, as needed 

  • Toppings 
  • Mexican style cream or sour cream 

  • Shredded lettuce, iceberg  

  • Pickled red onions

  • Sliced radishes 

  • Cilantro leaves 

  • Pickled Jalapeños (Optional)

Directions

  • Prep sauce: Roughly dice the tomatoes and onion. Remove the stem and seeds from the guajillo peppers. Rinse them, set aside until needed. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-low heat. Sauté the onions and garlic. When the onions have slightly softened, stir in the tomatoes and increase the heat to medium. Let the tomatoes cook until completely soft and the juices release. Now add the chicken broth and oregano, stir. Let the mix reach a boil, turn off the heat, submerge the dry peppers and let them hydrate for 5-10 minutes. Meanwhile…
  • Chicken: You can use rotisserie whole chicken or cook your own, shred and set aside. In a large pan sauté the onions over medium-low heat in some oil. When slightly softened, add the garlic and stir for one minute. Stir in the tomatoes and sauté until slightly softened. Add the chicken, mix to combine. Stir in the chicken broth and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until some of the broth evaporates and the chicken reheats. Lastly taste, mix in salt if needed and remove from the heat. Keep covered to prevent it from drying out. 
  • Blend: Blend all of the cooked tomato ingredients until completely smooth. Allow the blender to really break up the chili skin. Set aside. 
  • Saute the sauce: Place a large pan over medium-heat and add the oil. Once the oil is hot add the onion and sauté until slightly browned. Then, carefully pour in the sauce. Let it reach a gentle simmer, lower the heat to medium-low, and cook for 5 minutes. We don’t want it to thicken too much. Finish with salt and the vinegar. Stir, and keep warm on the lowest heat setting (don’t let it reduce anymore.)
  • In a large non-stick pan, heat 3 TBSP of oil over medium-low heat. Pan fry the tortillas just until flexible. Flip the tortillas as many times as needed and add more oil as needed. Continue frying all the tortillas and then coat both sides in the tomato sauce. Tranfer the tortilla to a plate, fill with chicken and cheese. Then fold in half into a half moon shape and continue making the rest. Spoon some of the sauce on to the bottom of a plate, arrange the entomatadas, and spoon more sauce to coat the top. Top with the cream, lettuce, pickled onions, pickled jalapenos, radishes, and cilantro. Enjoy!

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