Entomatadas (Tortillas in Tomato Sauce)

Entomatadas are a type of Mexican dish traditionally made with tortillas that are dipped in a sauce made with tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions, then filled with cheese, chicken, or beef. The tortillas are then fried or baked. Entomatadas can be served as a main dish or as a side dish.


  • 6-8 tortillas
  • 1 can (400g) diced tomatoes
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add diced tomatoes, chili powder, salt and pepper. Cook for about 10 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the tortillas in a dry skillet over medium heat until soft.
  4. Dip each tortilla in the tomato sauce, then fill with cheese and your desired filling. Fold the tortillas and place in the skillet. Fry until the cheese is melted and the tortillas are golden brown. Serve with additional tomato sauce on top.

Potential changes & improvements

There are many potential changes and improvements that can be made to this dish. For example, you could use different types of cheese, add vegetables to the filling, or change the type of tortillas used. You could also bake the entomatadas instead of frying them.

What other food it works well with

Entomatadas go well with rice, beans, and a variety of other Mexican dishes.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake when making entomatadas is not frying the tortillas long enough. This can result in the tortillas being too soft and falling apart. Another mistake is not adding enough cheese, which can make the dish less flavorful.

Nutritional Information

Entomatadas are a relatively high in calories and fat. One entomatada has about 200 calories and 10 grams of fat. However, this dish is also a good source of protein, fiber, and vitamins.


This dish contains gluten, dairy, and eggs.

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