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Tomatillo BBQ Sauce -AKA- Verde BBQ Sauce

This Green BBQ sauce is the perfect mix of sweet, citrus and tang. Amazing as a sauce or marinade...the possibilities are endless. I keep this version mild but, feel free to use ANY pepper you prefer. I've heard habanero and serrano are particularly delicious!
Course Sauce
Cuisine American, Curry, Italian, Mexican, Vegetarian


  • 1 Onion Peeled & Diced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
  • 1/2 tbsp Grapeseed or Avocado oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 # Tomatillos Shucked, Cleaned and Quartered
  • 1 Jalapeno Diced
  • 1 TBSP White Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Ketchup
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 TBSP Honey Local
  • 1 TBSP Butter Divided
  • 1/2 Cup Cilantro (Optional) Roughly Chopped


  • In saucepan, warm oil then add garlic and onion until it starts to become fragrant. Add a pinch of salt and cook until the onion is softened, being careful to not burn the garlic.
  • Add tomatillos jalapeno and white wine vinegar, cooking until the tomato releases it's juices. (About 15 minutes.)
  • Stir in ketchup, paprika honey and 1/2 TBSP butter. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and simmer 15 minutes.
  • Stir in the optional step of the roughly chopped cilantro.
  • Using an emulsion blender, (or, stand up blender) puree until smooth.
  • Can be served warm and then, kept in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Keyword bbq, bbqsauce, sauce, summer, tomatillo, tomatillos
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