How to Cook Sauces & Marinades: Taco Verde Simmer Sauce

Taco Verde Simmer Sauce
Taco Verde Simmer Sauce

Are you a fan of Mexican cuisine? If so, you’re in for a treat! We have a zesty recipe for homemade taco sauce that will take your Mexican night to the next level. Whether you prefer steak or chicken tacos, this Taco Verde Simmer Sauce is the perfect addition to your meal. Developed and tested by the Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen, this sauce is sure to satisfy everyone at your table.

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Ingredients

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  • 4 11-ounce cans of tomatillos, drained
  • 4 fresh poblano chile peppers, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 2 small onions, quartered
  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

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  1. In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Cover the food processor and process until the mixture becomes smooth.
  3. Divide the mixture into three 2-cup portions and place them in airtight containers.
  4. Store the sauce in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Serving Suggestions

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The Taco Verde Simmer Sauce can be used in various ways:

  • As a topping for nachos over tortilla chips.
  • As a dressing for salads, drizzled over greens or tossed with grains.
  • As a filling for tacos or burritos in tortillas or taco shells, adding your favorite toppings.

Taco Verde Chicken

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If you’re a chicken lover, here’s a delicious recipe for Taco Verde Chicken using the simmer sauce:

Ingredients

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  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 portion of Taco Verde Simmer Sauce
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

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  1. Place the chicken thighs in a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker.
  2. Add one portion of Taco Verde Simmer Sauce to the slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 3 1/2 to 4 hours or on high for 2 1/4 hours.
  4. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred it using two forks.
  5. Stir the shredded chicken into the sauce.
  6. Stir in the chopped fresh cilantro.
  7. This recipe makes 12 servings of 1/2 cup each.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

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  • Calories: 105
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbohydrate: 2g
  • Total fat: 4g (1g saturated fat)
  • Cholesterol: 71mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Total sugar: 0g
  • Vitamin A: 2%
  • Vitamin C: 37%
  • Sodium: 104mg
  • Calcium: 1%
  • Iron: 7%

Steak Taco Verde

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If you prefer steak, this Steak Taco Verde recipe is for you:

Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds beef flank steak, trimmed of fat
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 portion of Taco Verde Simmer Sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

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  1. Sprinkle the beef flank steak with salt.
  2. Place the steak in a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker.
  3. Add one portion of Taco Verde Simmer Sauce to the slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
  5. Remove the steak from the slow cooker and thinly slice it.
  6. Stir the sliced steak into the sauce.
  7. Stir in the chopped fresh cilantro.
  8. This recipe makes 12 servings of 1/2 cup each.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

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  • Calories: 104
  • Protein: 13g
  • Carbohydrate: 2g
  • Total fat: 5g (2g saturated fat)
  • Cholesterol: 38mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Total sugar: 0g
  • Vitamin A: 2%
  • Vitamin C: 37%
  • Sodium: 160mg
  • Calcium: 2%
  • Iron: 8%

Storage Instructions

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If you have any leftover chicken, beef, or bean mixture with the Taco Verde Simmer Sauce, here’s how you can store it:

  1. Transfer the mixture to an airtight container.
  2. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Conclusion

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With this Taco Verde Simmer Sauce recipe, you can elevate your Mexican dishes to new heights. Whether you’re a fan of chicken or steak, these recipes will add a burst of flavor to your tacos. The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has developed and tested this recipe to ensure its reliability and deliciousness. So, why not give it a tryand impress your family and friends with your homemade taco sauce? Enjoy the vibrant flavors of Mexican cuisine right in your own kitchen!

Published on October 30, 2017

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