Quick-Cooked Tomatillo-Chile Sauce

2 reviews, 5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 1h

Try this Quick-Cooked Tomatillo-Chile Sauce recipe, or contribute your own.


1 sm Onion; chopped
2 c Low sodium chicken broth
1 lb Fresh tomatillos
1 tb Fresh Cilantro; chopped
Salt; to taste
1 large clove garlic; peeled
1 ts Vegetable oil
3 Fresh serrano peppers

Original recipe makes 8



See Substitutions. Have the measure of broth ready. Cook fresh serrano or jalapeno peppers in boiling salted water until tender ~ about 5 minutes. (NOTE - If using fresh tomatillos, cook them with chiles.) Place tomatillos and chiles in a blender or food processor, along with cilantro, onion, and garlic. Stir. Process until smooth, but retain a little texture. See TIP! Heat oil in a medium-large non-stick skillet set over medium-high heat. When oil is hot -- enough to make a drop of the puree sizzle sharply -- pour the tomatillo mixture in the skillet all at once and stir constantly for 4 to 5 minutes, until mixture becomes darker and thicker. Add broth, return to a boil, reduce the heat to medium and simmer until thick enough to coat a spoon, about 10 to 15 minutes. Season with salt, as needed. Makes 2 cups. Use as an ingredient, a sauce, a salsa, etc. __________ TIP! Transfer the contents of the blender or food processor to an "easy-to-handle" bowl. SUBstitutions Fresh tomatillos = two 13-oz cans of tomatillos; Fresh chile peppers = up to 1 tablespoon diced, canned peppers; 3 Serrano peppers = 2 jalapenos. Drain canned ingredients NOTES : Taste the chile peppers. Sometimes serranos are hotter than jalapenos. The shelf-life is short - refrigerate up to 4 days.

Verified by stevemur
Alert editor   
Calories Per Serving: 33 Get detailed nutrition information, including line-by-line nutrition insights?  Try BigOven Pro for Free for 14 days!

Date My private notes
Add your own private notes with BigOven Pro!

Take your recipes anywhere

Save to your recipe box and bring to the store with free BigOven membership!

Recipe Links

Link in another recipe. What would you serve with this?

Comment on Quick-Cooked Tomatillo-Chile Sauce

Rating (optional):

sign in to add your comment

Get seasonal ideas by email


Comment or review

I love this recipe! It's a favorite here.
Zamatorie 4y ago

Very good base and you can use it for so many things. I use 1 can of chicken broth and 1 can of water to reduce sodium further.
Zamatorie 5y ago

Add unlimited recipes. Remove ads. Custom folders. Find recipes for your diet. Try BigOven Pro Free