Green Enchilada Cornbread Casserole

9
Lynn Socko

By
@lynnsocko

This is a tasty twist on traditional green enchiladas.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
1 Hr 10 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

CORNBREAD MIX

1 c
cornmeal
1 c
flour, all purpose
1 Tbsp
sugar or splenda
4 tsp
baking powder, sodium free
1 tsp
black pepper
1/2 tsp
salt, lower sodium sea salt
1 tsp
garlic granules
1
egg
1 1/2 c
milk
1 c
sweet onion, diced
1
poblano, diced
1
jalapenos, fresh, diced
1 c
cilantro, fresh, diced
4 oz
can chopped green chiles
2 c
mexican cheese, grated
2 c
chicken, cooked and diced or shredded

SAUCE

1 lb
tomatillos, fresh
2 clove
garlic, skin on
1
poblano
1-2
jalapenos
1 small
sweet onion
1 c
chicken broth, low salt
4 oz
can chopped green chiles
1 tsp
lime juice
1/2 tsp
mexican oregano

GARNISH

diced onion, tomato, cheese, cilantro, sour cream

Step-By-Step

1MAKE AHEAD SAUCE:
Remove husks from tomatillos and cut in half. Remove stems from jalapenos and poblano and seeds from jalapeno if desired to reduce heat. Place all on baking sheet along with garlic cloves (skin on), and onion cut into quarters. Roast in 300° for about 1 hr.
2Place roasted veggies in food processor with about 1 tsp of sugar and 1/2 tsp. of salt, 1 tsp. lime juice, and 1/2 tsp. of Mexican oregan and 1-2 cups of water. Amount of water will depend on how fluid you want you sauce. Turn on high and blend until veggies break down to sauce.
3Add warm chicken broth and add to tomatillo sauce, and simmer for about 15 min. Leave on warm setting till ready to serve. (You can make this a day or two ahead of time and keep refrigerated till needed).
4FOR CORNBREAD:
Remove stem from poblano and jalapeno, remove seeds to reduce heat level and dice. Dice 1 small sweet onion. Chop cilantro. Shred or chop cooked chicken. Set aside. Grate cheese, set aside.
5In mixing bowl combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, pepper, granulated garlic. Add milk and egg and mix just until combined. Now add diced veggies, cheese and chicken and mix together.
6Pour into oil sprayed (greased)baking dish or oven proof skillet, 9x13.
7Bake at 425° for 25 to 30 min.
8Allow cornbread to cool for a few minutes. Once cut and served, pour sauce over top. Add additional cheese and/or chopped veggies.

About Green Enchilada Cornbread Casserole

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican
Hashtag: #enchilada