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Entomatadas – A Mexican Recipe Made Easy with HERDEZ®

In case you hadn’t noticed, the Mexican culture lives to celebrate family.  Heck, we not only celebrate Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparents’ Day, etc. but we even celebrate our dead via Dia de los Muertos.  So of course it makes sense that we celebrate el Dia de los Niños -Children’s Day. And what better way to celebrate than with a super fab mexican recipe made easy with HERDEZ® – a Brand that cares about authenticity in both food as well as culture and tradition.

Entomatadas Made Easy with Herdez -

Entomatadas – corn tortillas filled with queso fresco (fresh cheese) and smothered in tomato sauce – always find a way to take me back to my Mother’s kitchen and to my time growing up under my parent’s roof.  I loved being called into the kitchen by the smell of my Mom’s tomato sauce and stealing queso fresco crumbles.  Yum

Mom cooking -

I don’t know about your family, but everyone in my family – especially my nieces and nephews – love cheese.  Cheese in any form.

Kids Dipping Toes in Water -

So as el Dia de los Niños approaches (April 30th), I found it fitting to highlight my quick and easy Entomatadas, which are made even easier thanks to HERDEZ® Mexican Cooking Sauces. While my Mom’s Entomatadas were made with her red homemade tomato sauce, I’ve fallen in love with HERDEZ® Tomatillo Verde Cooking Sauce and now use it to make mine even easier. 

Ingredients to Entomatadas Verdes -


  • 1/4 cup white onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely diced
  • 8 ounces Queso fresco (fresh cheese) crumbled (About 2 cups)
  • 2 cups HERDEZ® Mexican Cooking Sauces – Tomatillo Verde
  • 1 tbsp oil (feel free to use your favorite oil – I used coconut oil)
  • 12 corn tortillas


Mix the 1/4 cup of onion and cilantro with the crumbled cheese and set aside.
Queso Fresco with Onion and Cilantro -
Pour 1 tbsp of oil into a skillet and heat over a medium high heat.  As the oil heats, warm up the corn tortillas on the comal (griddle) or for even faster results, heat the tortillas in the microwave.  (Traditional entomatada recipes suggest you fry the tortillas, but I prefer a lighter flair, so I just heat up the tortillas enough to be pliable for dipping into the sauce.)
Warming Corn Tortillas -
Once the oil has warmed, add in the HERDEZ® Tomatillo Verde Cooking Sauce to the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes and then turn the heat to low and simmer for about 2-4 minutes.
Warm HERDEZ® Tomatillo Verde Cooking Sauce -
Now your ready to dip the corn tortillas, one by one, into the warm tomato sauce. (Flip the tortilla to cover both sides.)
Corn Tortilla Smothered in HERDEZ® Tomatillo Verde Cooking Sauce -
Once the corn tortilla is coated, place it on the serving plate and fill it with the cheese mixture you put aside earlier.  (Most fold the tortilla in half, but I prefer to roll them up like an enchilada.)
Adding Queso Fresco Filling to Entomatada -
Continue until all your tortillas are filled.  Then smother them with any leftover sauce and top with more of the cheese mix.
Entomatadas -

¡Buen provecho!  Enjoy!

How fast and easy is this Mexican recipe?  Totally perfect for getting everyone fed and out to celebrate el Dia de los Niños,

CHECK OUT:  Super Easy Red White and Blue Dessert for the 4th of July

Kids Enjoying Rides -

which in the states was rebranded in 1997 as Dia de los Niños/Dia de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) by Texas native – Pat Mora.   She believed that promoting literacy and connecting children to books went hand in hand with celebrating and supporting the well being of children.  Pretty cool huh?

In honor of el Día Del Niño, the HERDEZ® Brand will celebrate the joy that children bring to our daily lives! They’ll recognize their favorite Mexican foods, create an avenue where caregivers showcase the love they feel for the children in their lives and one that invites adults to celebrate their inner child.

Herdez Products -

As this holiday celebrates the kid in everyone, the HERDEZ brand is holding a #ThrowbackThursday photo contest on its Facebook wall! This promotion will last from April 6th to – April 30th.  To enter, submit your favorite childhood photo tagged with #ThrowbackThursday directly on HERDEZ’s Facebook page.

Each week, three winners will be chosen to win a Día del Niño prize pack. One grand prize winner each week will win a socialmatic camera, film, HERDEZ product, HERDEZ apron and recipe cards. Two runner up winners each week will win a selfie stick, HERDEZ product, HERDEZ apron and recipe cards.

What #ThrowbackThursday photo will you be submitting directly on HERDEZ’s Facebook page?

Rocio Chavez
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Rocio Chavez

Digital Content Creator & Multimedia Designer at Your Sassy Self
I'm a Mexican-American, Sassy, Bilingual, Professional Woman with a passion for life long learning, sharing, and living my best life. I'm the founder and digital content creator for Your Sassy Self and work full time as a Multimedia Designer. Let's connect and see how we can change the world...or at least change our perspective of it. 😉
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(18) Comments

  1. This looks delicious! I haven’t had lunch yet and I was looking at the entomatadas like a dog in a carniceria lol.

    1. Ha, I love that – gotta remember that saying Blanca. Thanks for stopping by and sharing! You’re the bestest!! Hope you get to eat lunch soon. 😀

  2. Gorgeous recipe and photos! Buen provecho!

    1. Gracias Jannese! Hope you get a chance to try this yummy, super easy recipe 😉

  3. Holy moly, these look delicious. The pictures are making me hungry.

    1. Yay, the pics are doing their job 😉 Hope you try them out & love them as much as I do Marissa.

  4. That looks so yummy! And yes our culture celebrates everything haha

    1. Thanks Christina, you know how we do…hello Fiesta 😉

  5. This looks so good. Mmmmn. I’m craving this right now. Between you and another bloggy-friend I’m itching for a good warm meal!!!

    1. Awe, one of the biggest compliments ever is to say that I just made you hungry 😉 Happy you stopped by Andrea! Hope you got that warm meal 😉

  6. My mouth is literally watering, and I just ate dinner….
    Pinned and Tweeted, this looks SO yummy I had to share. 🙂

    1. Awe, well aren’t you the sweetest, thanks for that! Just had them again myself & totally delish. Hope you enjoy too! Have a great week!

  7. I grew up eating entomatadas! SO YOU KNOW. Now I want some. I think I will go to my moms this weekend and get her to cook me some! lol!!

    1. Ha! Totally great plan Connie 👍 I totally made some more earlier this week

  8. Que delicia!! se ven riquisimas

    1. Gracias Elba – estan tan ricas como se ven 😉

  9. Que rico quedaron esas entomatadas y me encanta como integraste la salsas Herdez en este platillo!

    1. Gracias Marlene. Nos encantan las salsas Herdez 😉

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