Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

Copycat of the famous Taco Bell Green Sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Husk tomatillos and cut in half. Stem and half peppers.
  2. Boil tomatillos and peppers in chicken broth for 10 minutes. Strain, reserving broth.
  3. Combine tomatillos, peppers and remaining ingredients, except for the oil, in a blender and mix until almost smooth.
  4. Heat oil in frying pan until very hot.
  5. Carefully add the tomatillo mixture and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly until dark and thick. Add reserved broth to mixture and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat and cook until thickened, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Chill.
Most Helpful

Fantastic! My mind is racing thinking of all the ways I want to use this delicious sauce. I always liked Taco Bell's verde sauce, but, this is even better. I bought 5 lbs. of tomatillos at the farmer's market. I think I'll make a triple batch of this sauce and try freezing it. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.

Lucky in Bayview October 15, 2012

Wow! What a find! I was looking for a copycat Taco Bell Fire Sauce clone and ran across this gem. Taco Bell green sauce isn't even available in my area so I was intrigued. I love it! It's not hot in your face like the TB Fire Sauce but it has a lovely fresh taste. I'm sure the Taco Bell sauce suffers in quality a bit in those little mass produced plastic packets but this recipe prepared fresh is just as good as any.

Pot Scrubber January 12, 2010