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Hatch Green Chile Sauce

Vegetarian

During hatch chile season this is the only sauce you need! It’s earthy, smoky, and buttery; a wonderful addition to burritos, enchiladas, and more that is easy to make and takes only 25-minutes. Naturally vegan.

Top down shot of hatch chile sauce in a clear jar with raw chiles on a wood table.

Now that I’ve shared my guide to roasting hatch chile peppers (which you can find here), I want to share with you my recipe for hatch chile sauce.

It’s so incredibly simple to make and only takes 25 minutes most of which is hands off.

That means you can amp your next burrito or burger with ease and still have plenty of time to do whatever else your heart desires; truly a dream come true. 😍

Since hatch chiles are available in varying levels of heat you can customize this sauce to suit your desired level of spiciness. Personally I find the heat really takes the sauce to the next level, so I recommend using the hottest chiles you can handle.

The heat balances well with the earthy, smoky, and buttery flavors that make up this vegan sauce.

Front view of hatch green chile sauce in a clear Ball jar with a white towel and raw chiles in the background.

So what do you need to make this sauce? ( + substitutions)

Top down shot of ingredients for sauce on a wood table.
  • Olive oil: For sautéing the aromatics.
  • White onion
  • Garlic
  • Roasted hatch chiles: When in season, early August through late September, you can typically find them at the grocery store. They are also available for purchase from The Hatch Chile Store. Although only fresh part of the year, they will deliver them pre-roasted all year round. If possible I highly recommend you roast the hatch chiles yourself. Here is my easy oven roasting guide. Also worth mentioning, they come in different levels of heat; from mild to extra-spicy.
  • All-purpose flour: To thicken the sauce.
  • Vegetable broth: Could sub for chicken broth, pork broth, or even water.
  • Salt
  • Oregano: Preferably Mexican Oregano!

How do you make hatch green chile sauce? ( + tips)

Begin by heating the olive oil in a small/medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring often, until the onions are slightly translucent and soft.

Sautéd onions and garlic in a small saucepan.

Add the roasted hatch chiles and sauté for another two minutes.

Roasted hatch chiles and sautéed onions and garlic in a saucepan.

Stir in the flour and cook for two minutes stirring constantly.

Hatch chile mixture with flour in a saucepan.

Add the vegetable broth, oregano, and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until the sauce has thickened to desired consistency.

How to store

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to one week.

How to use this sauce

  • Add it to a dip.
  • Smother a burrito with it. It’s especially amazing on a breakfast burrito!
  • Top a burger, tacos, or enchiladas with it.
  • Add it to mac and cheese.
Top down shot of chile sauce in a glass jar atop a white towel with hatch chiles.
Hatch green chile sauce in a glass jar with chiles in background.

If you make this hatch green chile sauce I’d love your feedback. Please leave a comment and/or a rating below as I greatly value your opinion. Or snap a pic and tag me on Instagram @taoofspiceblog. Love, light and happy cooking ya’ll ♥

Top down shot of hatch chile sauce in a clear jar with raw chiles on a wood table.

Hatch Green Chile Sauce

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

During hatch chile season this is the only sauce you need! It's earthy, smoky, and buttery; a wonderful addition to burritos, enchiladas, and more that is easy to make and takes only 25-minutes. Naturally vegan.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced white onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup diced peeled and deseed roasted hatch chiles
  •  1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth, chicken/pork broth, or water
  •  1/2 teaspoon oregano, preferably Mexican oregano
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring often, until onions are slightly translucent and soft. Add the roasted hatch chiles and sauté another two minutes.
  3. Stir in the flour. Cook for two minutes stirring constantly.
  4. Add the vegetable broth, oregano, and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until sauce has thickened.

Storage: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to one week.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 58Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 264mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g

The nutritional information provided is computer generated. It is only an estimate and intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition details may vary depending on various factors such as origin, freshness of ingredients, etc

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Gerald Bowman

Monday 21st of September 2020

Your pictures are amazingly beautiful. I have tried quite a few of your recipes and all of them were heavenly. I wish I could hire you as my personal Chef. Love your blog 👍👍👍👍👍🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Jessica Halverstadt

Monday 21st of September 2020

Aw, thank you!!!! *blushing*

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