Entomatadas are well-known all throughout Mexico, and it is a wholesome meal that is loved by all the adults and children in my family. My mom usually made them for an early lunch at around 10:30 or 11:00 in the morning, about the same time we got done doing our morning chores.
Place tomatoes, the jalapeno pepper, and garlic cloves in a saucepan and cover with water. Cook over medium heat for about 15- 20 minutes until soft.
Mix the ¼ cup of the onion with the crumbled cheese and set aside.
Once tomatoes and pepper are cooked, place in a blender and process until you have a very smooth sauce.
Heat 1 Tablespoon of vegetable oil in a skillet over a medium high heat. Add the rest of the onion and cook until transparent and slightly browned, about 5 minutes.
Add the tomato sauce to the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes, season with salt, and then turn the heat to low and simmer for about 6-8 minutes.
In a separate skillet, heat the rest of the oil over medium heat and briefly fry the tortillas one by one and place on a plate with paper towels to absorb any excess oil. (My mom doesn’t fry the tortillas, she just warm them up in a skillet)
Once you fried all the tortillas, dip them one by one into the warm tomato sauce. Make sure to flip the tortilla to cover both sides with the tomato sauce.
Place tortilla on a plate and spoon some cheese and onion mix. Fold the tortilla and proceed with the rest of the tortillas. Once you have all your entomatadas ready, spoon some of the leftover sauce over them and top with more cheese and onion mix.
*If you prefer, you can prepare the sauce without the jalapeño pepper.