Taco Verde Simmer Sauce

Start Mexican night off with homemade taco sauce! This zesty recipe pairs well with both steak and chicken tacos, so everyone at your table will be satisfied.

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  • Makes: 48 servings
  • Serving Size: 2 Tbsp.
  • Prep: 20 mins

Taco Verde Simmer Sauce

Directions

  1. In a food processor combine all of the ingredients. Cover and process until smooth.
  2. Divide mixture into three 2-cup portions and place in airtight containers. Store in refrigerator up to 5 days. Use in the following slow cooker recipes. If desired, serve as nachos over tortilla chips, as salads over greens or tossed with grains, or as tacos or burritos in tortillas or taco shells, adding desired toppings,

From the Test Kitchen

Taco Verde Chicken

Place 2 lb. skinless, boneless chicken thighs in a 3 1/2- or 4-qt. slow cooker. Add one portion Taco Verde Simmer Sauce. Cover and cook on low 3 1/2 to 4 hours or high 2 1/4 hours. Remove chicken and coarsely shred using two forks. Stir shredded chicken into sauce. Stir in 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro. Makes 12 (1/2-cup) servings.

Per Serving: 105 calories, 15 g protein, 2 g carbohydrate, 4 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 0 g total sugar, 2% Vitamin A, 37% Vitamin C, 104 mg sodium, 1% calcium. 7% iron

Steak Taco Verde

Trim fat from 1 1/2 to 2 lb. beef flank steak and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp salt. Place meat in a 3 1/2- or 4-qt. slow cooker. Add one portion Taco Verde Simmer Sauce. Cover and cook on low 7 to 8 hours or high 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Remove and thinly slice meat. Stir sliced meat into sauce. Stir in 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro. Makes 12 (1/2-cup) servings.

Per Serving: 104 calories, 13 g protein, 2 g carbohydrate, 5 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 0 g total sugar, 2% Vitamin A, 37% Vitamin C, 160 mg sodium, 2% calcium, 8% iron

To Store

Transfer chicken, beef, or bean mixture to an airtight container. Store in refrigerator up to 5 days.

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Nutrition Facts (Taco Verde Simmer Sauce)

  • Per serving:
  • 10 kcal ,
  • 0 g fat
  • (0 g sat. fat ,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 0 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 0 mg chol. ,
  • 24 mg sodium ,
  • 2 g carb. ,
  • 0 g fiber ,
  • 0 g sugar ,
  • 0 g pro.

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