Easy Hatch Green Chile Sauce (Whole30)

Whole30 New Mexico Hatch Green Chile Sauce

I’m so excited to share my Hatch Green Chile sauce shortcut with you!

My version of this traditional New Mexico Green Chile sauce is gluten free and Whole30 compatible, YAY! I enjoy this sauce anytime, during a Whole30 as well as in my Food Freedom lifestyle…

Get my free Whole30 Hatch Green Chile Recipe Guide and be sure to check out my Green Chile recipe roundup at the end of the post for all of my Hatch Green Chile creations as well as my Whole30 New Mexico Red Chile Recipe.

My passion for Green Chile stems from my northern New Mexican upbringing where it’s a staple in cuisine and culture!

When I changed my diet through the Whole30 reset several years ago, I was determined to find ways to continue to incorporate this flavor and recreate traditional recipes. Thankfully, I found products such as freshly roasted, peeled, and chopped Zia Hatch Green Chile to help accomplish this and shorten the process by several steps! (Typically fresh Green Chile is roasted and peeled to use immediately or jarred or frozen to store for later. I have done this before and it’s a long but worthwhile process!)

In traditional New Mexican cuisine these are the most common ways to use Hatch Green Chile: 

  • SAUCE to smother potatoes/hash browns/french fries, burritos, enchiladas, or a bowl of pinto beans or posolé
  • INGREDIENT in dressings, other sauces/aiolis, soups, breads, even some desserts! 
  • TOPPING for burgers, pizza, and more… 

My favorite way to use the sauce I’m featuring here is in a breakfast bowl filled with shredded hash brown potatoes, veggies (zucchini, spinach, mushrooms), and eggs. Smother this combo generously with the green chile sauce and enjoy! 


Easy Hatch Green Chile Sauce (Whole30)

A gluten free, Whole30 version of traditional New Mexico Hatch Green Chile sauce! 

  • Author: Andrea Overturf



1 tbsp avocado or olive oil

1 lb lean ground beef or turkey. You can also use lean pork diced into bite sized chunks.

1 cup chopped onion

12 cloves minced garlic

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

116 oz jar Zia Hatch Green Chile (Med or Hot), or about 1 1/2 – 2 cups roasted, peeled, and chopped green chile

1 cup water

1 tbsp arrowroot flour (whisked into 1/4 cup water, right before adding to chile)


Add 1 tbsp oil of your choice to a preheated sauce pan.  

Add 1 cup chopped onion and sauté for a few minutes over med heat until translucent, then add 1-2 cloves minced garlic and allow to cook for about 1 minute. 

Add ground beef to the pan 

 Add 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper, breaking meat up into small pieces

Cook on medium heat until fully browned 

Add 1 jar of Green Chile and 1 cup water and stir to combine

Bring to a light boil (while you wait whisk 1 tbsp arrowroot flour into 1/4 cup water and set aside)

Once it’s boiling add the whisked arrowroot mixture to saucepan and stir well to combine.

Turn heat to low, give it another stir, and allow to simmer at least 20 minutes before serving. 

Smother over your favorite Whole30 breakfast bowl filled with eggs, potatoes, and veggies! Or anything you want to add green chile flavor to…

If you’re not doing a Whole30 this sauce is incredible smothered over burritos, enchiladas, or a bowl of pinto beans! 


If you are using fresh or frozen roasted, peeled green chile you will need to add more garlic and salt to taste as the Zia Green Chile comes seasoned with some salt and garlic. 

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As I’ve shared more recipes that featured Green Chile, it was important to find an easily accessible source for those who don’t live in New Mexico.

In New Mexico it can easily be found, especially during the fall roasting season when most grocery stores roast and sell it in the parking lot! But, if you’re outside the state it can be tougher to locate a good source. We’re lucky that in Texas Whole Foods and Central Market both have it available during the fall roasting season!

I found Zia Hatch Chile Company during my research and became a big fan of their flame-roasted chile and salsa (on Amazon and at Whole Foods)! Both are super flavorful, fresh, and ready to use/easy to add into any recipe you like. Initially I used it to give my Whole30 Mayo and Ranch an extra kick but then I started incorporating it into many other dishes.

The more I learned about Zia, the more I liked them and we eventually connected over our love of New Mexico and green chile! And, they’ve just launched as members of the Whole30 Approved product family. Be on the lookout for more Green Chile recipes with Zia and a giveaway coming soon…

Zia Hatch Green Chile Sauce Whole30

Green Chile Recipe Roundup (all Whole30 Compatible!):

Get my free Whole30 Hatch Green Chile Recipe Guide with all of these recipes + best tips (emailed to you!)

Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you try this recipe or have any burning Green Chile questions (see what I did there)? And, please share your favorite ways to use Hatch Green Chile with me! Have a great day…

Photography: AD Media Group

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