Homemade Green Chile Sauce & Smothered Burrito Recipe

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As I continue to share some of my blog’s most read articles to celebrate our 4th anniversary, here is the #1 most read recipe ever.  And it comes from my talented sister-in-law who was born and bred in New Mexico, so her homemade green chile sauce is the real thing.  Take a look and yum…

Manic:  Want to make homemade green chile sauce, but don’t have a lot of time to do so.

Managed: Remembered that my sweet sister-in-law made me a little recipe book years ago that has a simple and savory homemade green chile sauce recipe.  It is New Mexico-style to boot!  I found the book, so here it is!

First the Homemade Green Chile Sauce — Easy & Pleasing!

What You Need:

1 cup blended green chile (I used Anaheim Chiles and it came out great)

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

2/3 cup water

1/4 cup flour

2 cans cream of mushroom soup

1/2 teaspoon salt

What You Do:

1.  Place peeled and seeded green chiles into blender (about 4 to 6).  (I took out the seeds in the Anaheim, but I did not peel.)

2.  Blend them to a pesto consistency.

Here is what the Anaheim chiles looked like after I blended. Love the color!

3.  Add garlic powder, salt, flour, soup and water.  Blend until smooth.

All ingredients getting ready to be blended into a yummy sauce.

What sauce looks like after blending.


4.  Place in a medium-sized sauce pan and bring to boil, stirring constantly.

Be sure to stir constantly when bringing to a boil to stop sticking.

5.  Turn down to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to stop sticking.

Now read on to see how to make the smothered burritoes, that my family loved….

Green Chile Smothered Burritoes

What You Need:

I love that you use the homemade green chile sauce that we just made!

 1 can refried beans (however, I used black beans with jalapenos mixed in instead since my family likes black beans)

1 lb. ground beef

flour tortillas

1/4 lb. cheddar cheese

homemade green chile sauce that you just made 🙂

1 Tablespoon Schilling Chopped Onion

What You Do:

1.  Brown ground beef with the onion.  Drain.

2.  Heat beans in a sauce pan until warmed.

3.  Heat green chile sauce.

4.  Grate cheddar cheese and warm tortillas in the microwave for 10 to 20 seconds each.

5.   Spread one tablespoon each of meat, beans, sauce and cheese in each tortilla.

Basic ingredients from recipe fill the tortilla, but feel free to add any other fixings. Get creative!

6.   Roll up and cover with sauce. 

Done and yum! Add diced tomatoes, lettuce and grated cheese on top to give the dish some color. This manic managed mom had to run out the door after this, so I didn’t have time to add the garnishings, but I recommend that you top it with extras 🙂

So delicious and my kitchen smelled good, too!  The homemade green chile sauce smelled so good!

Thank you to my sister-in-law, Kathy, who took the time to make me my little cook book several years ago.  It is a treasure and I love her New Mexico-style cooking.

What are your favorite fixings to put in a tortilla?  Share here in the comments section!


  1. maryanne says:

    I like to replace meat with chopped onion and black bean burgers all mashed up—works great.

    Your photos of preparation process really enhances recipes, making them super easy to follow. Thanks!

  2. didnt say how much water to add!!

    • managedmom says:

      Hi Matt,

      Thanks so much for checking out the managedmoms.com website. We received your comment about the Homemade Green Chile Sauce and Smothered Burrito recipe not listing the water amount, however the water amount is listed, both in the ingredients and in the recipe instructions. Please clarify if you saw another spot that is missing the water amount that we are not seeing. Thank you.

  3. managedmom says:

    The water amount (2/3 cups) is listed under the first recipe for the green chile sauce.

  4. Didn’t say what size tortillas, but tablespoon of meat and beans doesn’t seem like much for a large one.

    I love leftover turkey, or even BBQ meats in my burritos.

    • managedmom says:

      Hi Daryleann,

      Thank you so much for visiting managedmoms.com and for leaving a comment. You can definitely use the large tortillas and fill it with more than one tablespoon….yummy! I love your idea of using turkey, too. And I have also used leftover BBQ pork that I crockpotted the day before. Very tasty!