Classic Tomatillo and Árbol Chile Salsa


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 40 dried árbol chiles
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 1/4 lbs tomatillos
  • coarse salt
  • 2 cups Water
  • Set the Instant Pot to Sauté and adjust to More for high. Heat the vegetable oil in the pot, add the chiles and garlic, and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Add the tomatillos and 2 cups water.
  • Lock the lid into place and set the steam release valve to sealed. Select Manual or Pressure Cook and set the timer for 12 minutes on high.
  • When cooking is complete, quick release the pressure. Unlock and remove the lid.
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer the tomatillos, chiles, and garlic to a blender. Add 1 cup of the cooking liquid and process until smooth. Pour into a heat-proof bowl; season with coarse salt to taste.
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