Smothered Tomatillo Green Chili Burritos

Looking for a recipe for all those Tomatillos you grew this year?

I understand, just five plants in my garden produced more than I knew what to do with! Smothered Tomatillo Green Chili Burritos make the best meal for a small or large family. Using my Green Chili recipe, I love to prepare these delicious smothered tomatillo green chili burritos. I used hamburger, but you could easily substitute shredded chicken or steak for this recipe.


1 onion
1 1/2 lb hamburger
1 jalapeño
1 package tortillas
1 can pinquito beans (or pinto beans)
3 cups shredded mexican style cheese
1 pot tomatillo green chili sauce
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp chili powder
1 clove garlic
1 tbl salt
1 tsp pepper

Brown a chopped onion in a skillet over medium heat. Add hamburger and chopped jalapeño to skillet. Season with cumin, paprika and chili powder. Add beans. After the hamburger is thoroughly cooked turn down to low and add garlic, salt and pepper. After a few minutes on low turn off the stove. Grease a large glass dish with oil or butter. Fill tortillas with hamburger mixture. Roll them up in the glass dish placing them side by side. Pour the tomatillo green chili over the burritos. Cover with cheese. Cook for about 25-30 at 325 degrees. Broil at the end for a few minutes to brown the cheese and you have Smothered Tomatillo Green Chili Burritos.

Tomatillo Green Chili Recipe

Why Tomatillo Green Chili?

My family just loves White Chicken Chili which is packed with Tomatillos, so we attempted to grow Tomatillos in the garden this year. Early on I wasn’t sure if they were going to fruit. You can read about that in my August Tomatillo article at My five plants actually performed far better than I expected and I began to hear stories from other gardeners who ended up with more Tomatillos than they knew what to do with. Though I planned to freeze some of them, it became obvious that I was going to have enough Tomatillos to experiment with some new recipes. So to answer that question “Why Tomatillo Green Chili?”, because we had so many Tomatillos! Tomatillo Green Chili has now become one of my favorite recipes and it’s super easy to make.

1 can of chicken broth
1 tbl olive oil
1 chopped onion
2 cloves of chopped garlic
1 cup of chopped Jalapenos (mostly deseeded)
2 cups of chopped Tomatillos
1 tbl flour
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tbl cumin
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Brown the chopped onion in olive oil. Add flour and stir. Gradually add chicken broth followed by Jalapeños and Tomatillos. Season with cumin, salt and pepper. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add cornstarch to thicken. Simmer about 5 minutes. Add garlic and simmer a few more minutes. Enjoy.