A collection of my favourite recipes & remedies from Mexico and around the world.

Caldillo de Tomate, or Tomato Broth, the perfect accompaniment for many dishes.

My husband showed me this simple recipe for a beautiful ‘jugoso’ tomato sauce that I now use for many different dishes. It is called ‘caldillo‘ (broth) not ‘salsa‘ (sauce), the difference is that a caldillo is more like a thin soupy type of salsa, or a light tomato broth rather than the thicker chunkier type of salsa that is used on tacos for example. It is used for dishes such as Chiles Rellenos, they are served ‘bañado‘ (bathed) in it. I love it, its so flavoursome and tasty yet light and not too thick. Great as a base for tomato soup or for any dish that requires a thinner tomato sauce.

Caldillo de Tomate Ingredients & Method:

1kg tomatoes
5-10 cloves garlic
1/2 white onion
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp oil for frying

Makes around 1-1.5 litres of caldillo.

Put all ingredients into blender..

Blend raw ingredients for the Caldillo


..And blend til smooth

Raw caldillo in blender

Pass the mixture through a strainer to remove any lumps or bits of skin, caldillo should be smooth and liquidy, not chunky.
Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan and fry the caldillo for 10 minutes or until the colour changes.

Caldillo de Tomate

Remove from heat and serve with your favourite dish.

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Marvellous Mexican Meatballs in Caldillo de Tomate with steamed rice and broccoli

Hint: You can add extra herbs and spices either at blending or frying stage if you wish, including chilies. You can also add extra water or chicken or vegetable broth to thin it even more if necessary.

Use this tasty Classic Caldillo de Tomate with:

Marvellous Mexican Meatballs

Quick, Easy and Delicious Home-made Tomato & Basil Soup, Topped with Crispy Fried Longaniza

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