Longaniza en Salsa Verde (Sausage in Salsa Verde)
Longaniza en Salsa Verde (Sausage in Salsa Verde)
Longaniza en salsa verde with nopales is a popular filling offered at Mexican fondas (small restaurants) and taco stands. This quick and easy filling is perfect for tacos, gorditas and sopes!
Longaniza en Salsa Verde (Sausage in Salsa Verde)
Longaniza en Salsa Verde (Sausage in Salsa Verde)
Longaniza en salsa verde with nopales is a popular filling offered at Mexican fondas (small restaurants) and taco stands. This quick and easy filling is perfect for tacos, gorditas and sopes!
Servings Prep Time
6servings 10minutes
Cook Time
45minutes
Servings Prep Time
6servings 10minutes
Cook Time
45minutes
Ingredients
For the Salsa Verde
  • 1pound tomatilloshusks removed
  • 2 serrano chiles
  • 1/2medium white onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3cups water
For the Longaniza
  • 2tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2medium onionchopped
  • 1pound Mexican longanizacasings removed
  • 1 garlic clove
  • cups cooked nopalesthinly sliced or chopped
  • 1/2cup red onionfinely chopped
  • 1/4cup fresh cilantrofinely chopped
Instructions
  1. Bring tomatillos, serrano chiles, onion, garlic and water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cover and reduce heat to low. Let simmer for 8 to 10 minutes until tomatillos have softened completely.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Puree the tomatillos, chiles, onion, and garlic with 1 cup of the cooking water in a blender until smooth; season with salt to taste.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the onion for 2 to 3 minutes until translucent. Add the longaniza and let cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Stir in the garlic, nopales, and salsa verde; season lightly with salt, if needed. Cover and reduce heat to low. Let simmer for 12 to 15 minutes. Garnish with chopped red onion and cilantro. Serve with warm corn tortillas.
Recipe Notes

Substitute a 15-ounce can of your favorite green enchilada sauce for the homemade salsa verde.