Salsa verde

Chile Verde – Recipe

This Chile Verde recipe was adapted from a recipe for simmering pork in this yummilicious sauce – so yummilicious that I thought it deserved to go on other things! Try it in beans, for a vegetarian bean to go on tortillas, or add chicken. 

Chile Verde

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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours


  • 16-20 to matillos quartered
  • 8-10 chile peppers halve lengthwise
  • 2 medium tomatoes quartered
  • 4-8 cloves garlic whole
  • 1/2 large onion roughly chopped
  • salt to taste


  • Wash & prep veggies
  • Combine veggies in large saucepan, cover with water
  • Boil until skins start to roll off tomatoes & tomatillos
  • Remove from heat & drain off water
  • Puree with immersion blender or pour into a blender


For freezing: I package it in 1-2 cup increments, for adding to beans or cooking chicken for burritos for two.
Adapted from Pork Chile Verde

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