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Copycat Chuy’s Boom Boom Sauce Recipe

Homemade chuy's boom boom sauce
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This Chuy’s Boom Boom Sauce recipe is everything you ever needed a sauce to be: delicious, easy to make, and goes with literally everything! We recommend pairing this Boom Boom Sauce with tacos, fajitas, or a large bowl of tortilla chips!

It’s no secret that Chuy’s has some of the best-tasting Tex-Mex food around. The restaurant is known for its delicious and spicy dishes like fajitas, chips and queso, and chicken enchiladas. However, there is one thing that really sets Chuy’s apart from other restaurants: the famous Chuy’s Boom Boom Sauce recipe!

This spicy and tangy sauce has a unique flavor that makes it difficult for anyone to resist. It can be used as a dip, mixed into eggs or tacos, or even eaten straight with a spoon! For those who want to try this famous dish at home without waiting for a table, you can make your own version using our recipe below! Give it a shot today!

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What is Boom Boom Sauce at Chuy’s?

It is one of Chuy’s signature sauces that you could put on literally anything. It is so delicious and has levels of flavor that make it truly unique. It is a sauce made from delicious New Mexican green chiles, cilantro, and other ingredients that is a staple at the Chuy’s franchise.

What is Chuy’s Boom Boom Sauce made of?

Chuy’s Boom Boom Sauce is made of New Mexican roasted green chiles, tomatillos, green onions & cilantro blended together with cheese. This sauce packs a whole lot of flavor that goes great on top of homemade enchiladas.

Is Chuy’s Boom Boom Sauce Spicy?

Chuy’s Boom Boom Sauce does contain roasted green chiles so it can be a little spicy depending on the actual peppers that are in each batch as the heat can vary from pepper to pepper. Chuy’s website lists it as hot but when making it at home you can make it any heat level that you want so everyone can enjoy it.

Feel free to use fresh poblano peppers or jalapenos in place of the serrano peppers that this recipe calls for or simply cut the number of serrano peppers in half. This will adjust the heat of this sauce more to your liking.

If the sauce is still too spicy after making it, you can cut the heat by adding some sour cream to the top of your enchiladas a the dairy will help reduce the burn.

How Do You Make Chuy’s Boom Boom Sauce?

The first thing you want to do is to buy the freshest ingredients for your sauce. You want to look for peppers that are firm and that have no blemishes. Once you have the vegetables at home, make sure to wash them.

If you’d like, you can roast the peppers to add another layer of flavor. You can do this in a couple of ways either by sauteeing them in a pan on the stove or roasting them on a pan in the oven.

Copycat Chuy’s Boom Boom Sauce Recipe

A tasty enchilada sauce to go with your family’s favorite Mexican dish. This Chuy’s Boom Boom Sauce recipe is everything you ever needed a sauce to be: delicious, easy to make, and goes with literally everything! We recommend pairing this Boom Boom Sauce with tacos, fajitas, or a large bowl of tortilla chips!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, stems removed and finely chopped
  • 1 tomatillo
  • 1 stalk green onions, white parts removed and finely chopped
  • 2 Serrano peppers, roasted
  • 1/2 Jalapeno pepper, roasted
  • 3/4 cup roasted hot hatch chiles (I like to use a mixture of green and red)
  • salt and pepper, to taste (I used 1 tsp each)
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded “extra melt” American Cheese (like Land O Lakes American cheese)

How to Make Chuy’s Boom Boom Sauce

  1. Into a high-speed blender, add all the ingredients except the cheese. Blend until just combined.
  2. Pour the mixture into a large pot and bring to a boil on medium-high heat. Once mixture is boiling, turn down the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Fold in the cheese until melted.
  4. Serve the sauce immediately while warm, or transfer the Boom Boom sauce into an airtight container and refrigerate. ENJOY!

Is Chuy’s Boom Boom Sauce Vegetarian?

Yes, Chuy’s website states that the boom boom sauce has no meat in it. This means that if you are in the restaurant and wanted a vegetarian option you could have something like cheese enchiladas topped with the house favorite boom boom sauce.

This recipe uses both chicken stock, cream of chicken soup, and cheese so it cannot be considered vegetarian or vegan, however, you could make substitutions for these items to make the sauce fit your lifestyle.

Does Chuy’s Boom Boom sauce have to be refrigerated?

Yes, Chuy’s boom boom sauce should be refrigerated. Once you have used what sauce you need for your current meal, you will need to put the leftover sauce into an airtight container like Tupperware and store it in the fridge until you want to use it again.

The sauce should last for up to 7 days in the fridge but if you are not planning on using it before that, you should consider freezing it.

Can you freeze Chuy’s Boom Boom Sauce?

Yes, you can freeze Chuy’s Boom Boom Sauce that you bring home from the restaurant or the sauce that you make at home in your own kitchen. Just let the sauce cool and then put it into a freezer-safe container with a lid or a freezer bag, label it with what is in the bag and the date. Then put the container into the freezer.

You can store this sauce in the freezer for up to 3 months as long as the container or bag hasn’t been compromised.

How Long Does Chuy’s Boom Boom Sauce Last?

This homemade Chuy’s boom boom sauce should be used within seven days after making it if you are keeping it refrigerated.

In Conclusion

The sauce is made of fresh ingredients that are roasted together, then blended to create a taste that can’t be beaten.

If you love the flavor of green chiles and want something different than what your typical salsa provides, Chuy’s Boom Boom Sauce may just be the answer for you!

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Homemade chuy's boom boom sauce

Copycat Chuy’s Boom Boom Sauce Recipe

DWELL by Michelle
A tasty enchilada sauce to go with your family's favorite Mexican dish. This Chuy's Boom Boom Sauce recipe is everything you ever needed a sauce to be: delicious, easy to make, and goes with literally everything! We recommend pairing this Boom Boom Sauce with tacos, fajitas, or a large bowl of tortilla chips!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Dips, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 12 servings
Calories 216 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ½ bunch cilantro , stems removed and finely chopped
  • 1 tomatillo
  • 1 stalk green onions , white parts removed and finely chopped
  • 2 Serrano peppers , roasted
  • ½ Jalapeno pepper , roasted
  • ¾ cup roasted hot hatch chiles (I like to use a mixture of green and red)
  • salt and pepper , to taste (I used 1 tsp each)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • cups shredded "extra melt" American Cheese (like Land O Lakes American cheese)

Instructions
 

  • Into a high-speed blender, add all the ingredients except the cheese. Blend until just combined.
  • Pour the mixture into a large pot and bring to a boil on medium-high heat. Once mixture is boiling, turn down the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Fold in the cheese until melted.
  • Serve the sauce immediately while warm, or transfer the Boom Boom sauce into an airtight container and refrigerate. ENJOY!
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