Tangy Tomatillo Sauce

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Diana Adcock

This recipe is posted by request. The original recipe is by Rick and Deann Bayless.

Top Review by messystation

I was looking for a recipe for tomatillo sauce because we like the stuff at our local Mexican place. I added ancho powder and red pepper flakes because I think our local place does. This tastes kind of like Mrs. Renfro's green salsa, but is infinitely better fresh.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan add fresh tomatillos, chiles, and enough water to just cover.
  2. Lightly salt.
  3. Cook for 15 minutes and drain.
  4. For canned just drain.
  5. Place tomatillos, cilantro, onion and garlic in a blender or food processor.
  6. Process to almost smooth-leave a little texture.
  7. In a large saucepan heat the oil over medium high heat.
  8. When hot all the sauce all at once, stirring constantly until darkened-about 5 minutes.
  9. Add the broth, return to a boil and reduce heat to medium and simmer until thickened, around 10 minutes.
  10. Remove from heat, squeeze in lime juice, stir again, taste and add salt if needed.
  11. For vegetarian only use the vegetable broth.

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