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Tomate Chile Verde Sauce (awesome-sauce)

Adapted from The Green Chile Bible

Tomate Chile Verde Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls  #Mexican #awesome #sauce

My family has been making this sauce for many years … ever since I got The Green Chile Bible cookbook, I think. My dad decided this recipe should be made with tomatoes instead of water, and that’s how we’ve been making it, ever since. Typically, I use it for enchilada sauce … it is simply divine on chicken enchiladas, but this time I made it for a breakfast burrito potluck we were having at work. Usually for a breakfast burritos, I make my green chile stew, but this time I wanted to make it a vegetarian sauce because we have some vegetarians in the group.

When one of my coworkers asked me what was the sauce, I replied “it’s awesomesauce”. He said to me, “you can’t just call it awesomesauce!” and I said “it’s my sauce, I can call it what I want.”  I did explain what is in it and everyone agreed it IS an awesome sauce. It was perfect on breakfast burritos. And it’s so simple to make, too!

Tomate Chile Verde Sauce (aka AWESOME-sauce)

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: About 1 quart of sauce

Tomate Chile Verde Sauce (aka AWESOME-sauce)


  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 6 - 8 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 quart canned tomatoes, with juice
  • 1 3/4 cup roasted, chopped Hatch green chile peppers
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cumin


  1. Peel and chop the onion and garlic, then heat a medium saucepan over medium heat until warm. Add the oil, then the onion and garlic and saute until the onions are soft and translucent.
  2. Put the tomatoes in a blender and give them a couple quick spins to break up the tomatoes.
  3. Add the tomatoes to the pot along with the green chiles, water, and cumin. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. If a smooth sauce is desired, blend it in the blender after it's cooled a bit. Add salt to taste, if desired.


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Tomate Chile Verde Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls  #Mexican #awesome #sauce

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3 Responses

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  2. Sounds wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

    April 25, 2014 at 6:34 pm

  3. I am featuring this tomorrow on my Tasty Tuesday blog hop. I’d love if you’d stop by and link up again. Make sure you grab a featured button!

    Julia @ Mini Van Dreams

    April 28, 2014 at 11:49 am