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red enchilada sauce (salsa de chile rojo)

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Deana Fromm
Eureka, KS

This is the homemade sauce I use for all our enchiladas

(3 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For red enchilada sauce (salsa de chile rojo)

  • 10
    dried pasilla, ancho or mexican chilies
  • 1 c
    beef broth
  • 1-2 tsp
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 md
    white onions
  • 2 clove
  • 1/2 tsp
    oregano, dried

How To Make red enchilada sauce (salsa de chile rojo)

  • 1
    Cut ends off of dried chilies, de-seed (if desired)
  • 2
    Cut chilies into chucks and place in sauce pan with water just above the chilies. Slowly cook until chilies are very soft.
  • 3
    Place chilies in blender, blend until smooth. (sauce will be thick) Put blended chilies in pan with remaining water and add the broth.
  • 4
    Season to taste adding salt, and cayenne pepper to desired heat level. Simmer for about 1/2-1 hour.
  • 5
    Once sauce is put together; place 2 tbsp oil in pan. Heat to very hot, slowly poor sauce into pan and fry it...Yes fry it,. Simmer for about 1/2 on low and let rest for 2 hours before serving to allow all ingredients to mess together.

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