Green Tomatillo Sauce

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by acid.

From the Los Barrios Family Cookbook. A wonderful sauce for enchiladas verdes.

Top Review by chef blade

This sauce lets the flavor of tomatillos shine, without overbearing spices or hot peppers added. Not sure of directions, I gave the onions a 5 min. head start in the saute pan before adding the blended tomatillo. Excellent wrapped in a soft, flour tortilla with shredded chicken and cheeses!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb tomatillo
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 12 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper


  1. Soak the tomatillos in a bowl of cold water to loosen the husks.
  2. Drain and peel off the husks.
  3. Place the tomatillos and garlic in a saucepan with enough water to cover.
  4. Bring to a boil and cook until the tomatillos are soft, about 10 minutes.
  5. Transfer the garlic and tomatillos to a blender and puree.
  6. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  7. Add the pureed tomatillos and the onion and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Bring to a simmer, and simmer about 10 minutes.

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