Entomatadas are a deliciously light meal made from ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen! mexicanplease.com
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Entomatadas are a deliciously light meal made from ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen!  
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Keyword: entomatadas
Servings: 2
Calories: 402kcal
Author: Mexican Please


  • 5-6 plum tomatoes
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/4 jalapeno (plus more to taste)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup stock (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (plus more to taste)
  • olive oil
  • 6-8 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup Queso Fresco cheese (or your cheese of choice)
  • Mexican Crema
  • cilantro for garnish (optional)
  • Cotija cheese for topping (optional)


  • Start by rinsing and de-stemming the tomatoes.  Roast them in a 400F oven for 20-25 minutes. 
  • Roughly chop the 1/2 onion and saute in some oil over medium heat.  Add a peeled, whole garlic clove to the pan.  Saute until the onion starts to brown and then add the mixture to a blender. 
  • Add the roasted tomatoes to the blender along with the onion mixture, 1/4 jalapeno, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.   Combine well.   If you want more heat add another sliver of jalapeno. 
  • Add a dollop of oil to a saucepan over medium heat.   Add the tomato mixture from the blender and simmer for a few minutes.   You can optionally add 1/2 cup of stock at this point -- this will keep the sauce liquidy.  Take a final taste for seasoning, adding more salt if necessary.
  • Heat up the corn tortillas in the oven.  You can alternatively give them a flash fry in some oil. 
  • Use tongs to give the tortillas a swim in the sauce.  Add the coated tortillas to a plate and fill with cheese.  Other good options for fillings:  refried beans, raw onion, shredded chicken, or your protein of choice.
  • Fold the tortillas (or roll them up) and coat them with plenty of the tomato sauce.  You can optionally give them a few minutes in the oven to warm up.  
  • Top them with a sprinkling of Cotija cheese, Mexican Crema, and finely chopped cilantro.  Serve immediately. 


I like Entomatadas best when there is just a whisper of heat, but you can always raise the heat level if you want by adding additional slivers of jalapeno. 
Queso Fresco is a good option to fill the tortillas, but feel free to use your cheese of choice.  I also topped this version with a few sprinkles of Cotija cheese


Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 1320mg | Potassium: 704mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2165IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 433mg | Iron: 1.6mg