Enchilada Suiza Mexican Lasagna

enchilada suiza mexican lasagne
  • Prep Time
  • 6Servings


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 2 pounds ground chicken or turkey breast
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 15 ounce can hominy, rinsed
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 jalapeno or serrano chiles, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
  • 12 large or 14 small tomatillos, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup cilantro or flat-leaf parsley leaves (a generous handful)
  • 2 avocados
  • Grated peel and juice of 2 limes
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 11 ounce package flour tortillas
  • 1/2 pound monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 pound Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup creme fraiche or sour cream


Preheat the broiler or the oven to 400 degrees . In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon EVOO, 1 turn of the pan, over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, crumbling the meat, and the cumin and coriander; season with salt and pepper. Cook until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Stir in the hominy and cook for about 3 minutes more.

In a large saucepan, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon EVOO, 1 turn of the pan. Add the onion, chilies and garlic, season with salt and pepper and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

Using a food processor, process the tomatillos and cilantro until almost smooth, then stir into the onion mixture and simmer for 5 minutes. Rinse out the food processor bowl. Add the avocados, lime peel and lime juice; puree, then season with salt. Stir the avocado mixture into the tomatillo sauce. Stir in the honey.

In a dry skillet, or over an open flame, cook the tortillas until charred. In a bowl, combine the Monterey jack and Swiss cheeses. In a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, layer some sauce, tortillas, meat, cheese, tortillas and so on, ending with a layer of cheese. Broil until browned and bubbly, about 5 minutes. Pass the creme fraiche at the table.