Slow Cooked Lamb Enchiladas with Salsa Verde Recipe

Slow Cooked Lamb Enchiladas

This Mexican recipe may just be the perfect Winter warmer. Lamb shoulder is rubbed in our Old El Paso™ Chili Spice Mix & slow cooked in our Mild Enchilada Sauce until the meat just falls apart. It’s then wrapped in soft corn tortillas and baked in the oven until golden – it is mouth-watering Mexican food that’s sure to impress
Total Time 55 Minutes
Spice Level Mild
Ingredients 18

Ingredient List

  • 1 Slow Cooked Lamb Filling
  • 1.5-2 kg lamb shoulder, scored between bones
  • Old El Paso™ Chili Spice Mix
  • 1 medium brown onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 375 g jar Old El Paso™ Mild Enchilada Sauce
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) apple juice
  • 350 g button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 pack Old El Paso™ Enchilada Tortillas
  • 200 ml Crème fraiche

Salsa Verde Topping

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • Small handful coriander, leaves and stalks, washed
  • Small handful parsley, leaves and stalks, washed
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 160ᵒC conventional (140ᵒC fan forced).
  2. For the Slow Cooked Lamb: Rub the Chili Spice Mix over lamb shoulder and in between cut bones. Heat a little oil in a heavy based, oven proof dish with lid and brown lamb all over for 5 - 8 minutes.
  3. Add onion, garlic, oregano and bay leaf. Pour Enchilada Sauce and apple juice over lamb. Cover with tight fitting lid and bake in oven for 3 hours or until lamb is falling from the bone and tender. Remove lamb from dish, discard fat and bones, shred meat. Set aside while the sauce is prepared.
  4. Remove as much of the fat as possible from the sauce (this stage is easier if the lamb is cooked the day before as the fat separates and solidifies). Place the oven dish over a high heat on the stove and cook for 15 -20 minutes reducing the liquid to a sauce consistency.
  5. Heat a little oil in a medium frying pan, add mushrooms and cook over a medium high heat for 4 minutes or until golden. Stir mushrooms and shredded lamb into the sauce. Preheat oven to 180ᵒC conventional (160ᵒC fan forced).
  6. For warm and soft Enchilada Tortillas follow on pack heating instructions.
  7. Place approximately ½ a cup of lamb mixture into centre of each tortilla and fold over to create a tube. Place folded side up in baking dish. Repeat with remaining filling and tortillas. Press down tortillas to seal. Spread the crème fraiche over top of enchiladas. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  8. For the Salsa Verde Topping: place all Salsa Verde ingredients in food processor and pulse until finely chopped and well combined.
  9. Top the hot Enchiladas with the Salsa Verde and serve to the table.