Sunday, November 25, 2007

Recipe: Green Tomatillo BBQ Sauce

It’s holiday time! Here is a recipe for a green(ish) BBQ sauce and I will follow it up with a red sauce. Perfect for Christmas gifts. I’ll be following up these two recipes with an overview on how to ship your sauces to friends and family without breaking the bank or the sauce containers.

Tomatillo Green Sauce

5 pounds green tomatoes, coarsely chopped
3 pounds tomatillos, husked and coarsely chopped
3 garlic cloves, pressed
1.25 cup brown sugar
2.5 cup cider vinegar
1 cup diced Vidalia onion
3 tablespoon dry mustard
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons Tabasco sauce (or hot sauce to taste)

Sautee garlic and onion in butter or olive oil until onions are translucent. Add all other ingredients and cook until tomatillos and tomatoes are tender. Take off heat and allow to sauce to reduce temperature. When at room temperature add everything to food processor and blend until smooth.

Makes 6 cups