Creamy Jalapeño Enchilada Sauce

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This recipe is great both as a dip and a sauce. We first used it on spinach enchiladas. When planning to make this, make sure you allow time to make the creme fraiche -- though sour cream could be substituted for the creme fraiche in a pinch.


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2 tablespoons Butter
1 1/4 cups shallots; chopped
14 1/2 oz Chicken broth; Can also use vegetable broth
2 cubes Chipotle Bullion
4 ounces tomatillos; husked, rinsed, quartered
1 jalapeño chili; seeded, coarsely chopped
1 clove Garlic; chopped
1/4 cup cilantro; chopped, fresh
1 tablespoon lime juice; fresh
1/4 cup creme fraiche; Search for Recipe here on Big Oven

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



In medium saucepan sautee onions in butter until translucent. Add broth, chipotle bullion, tomatillos, jalapeño and garlic. Simmer over medium-high heat until liquid is reduced to 1 cup, about 10 minutes. Transfer to blender. Cool to room temperature. Add cilantro and lime juice. Blend until smooth. Transfer to bowl. Whisk in creme fraiche.


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Finished product just before we dunked tortillas in it to make Enchiladas.

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Decadent, creamy taste with just a hint of heat. You can adjust heat with additional jalapeños. Just as great for topping enchiladas and burritos or a dip for tortilla chips. [I posted this recipe.]
MrMikeMGM 5 years ago

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