Red Chile Sauce

Red Chile Sauce

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Cathy Gillespie

By
@circlemoon8

There are so many dishes that this can be used in.

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Comments:
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 9
    dried new mexican chilies
  • 6
    dried guajillo chilies
  • 1 qt
    boiling water
  • 6 clove
    garlic, unpeeled
  • 5
    plum tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp
    oil
  • 1/2 large
    onion, finely chopped
  • 4 1/2 tsp
    new mexican chili powder
  • 6
    chipoltle chilies, in adobo sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried oregano
  • ·
    coarse salt

How to Make Red Chile Sauce

Step-by-Step

  1. MAKE SURE THE ROOM IS WELL VENTILATED BEFORE STARTING THIS STEP! Toast the chilies in a dry large cast-iron skillet over med-hi heat, turning until warm and soft, about 30 seconds per side (do not blacken, or they will be bitter.)
  2. Discard stems; cut chilies lengthwise with shears, and discard seeds. Cover chilies with the boiling water. Let stand until hydrated, about 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook garlic and tomatoes in skillet over med-hi heat, turning, until charred and soft, about 10 minutes. Set tomatoes aside; peel garlic.
  4. Heat oil in skillet over med-low heat until hot but not smoking. Cook onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add chili powder; cook 1 minute.
  5. Drain chilies, reserving 1 1/2 cups liquid.
  6. Puree onion, hydrated chilies, chipotle chilies, tomatoes, garlic and oregano in a blender, adding a small amount of the reserved soaking liquid, if the mixture sees dry. Pass sauce through a fine sieve into skillet.
  7. cook over medium heat, stirring 5 minutes. Add remaining soaking liquid. Simmer until sauce is thickened, 12-15 minutes. Season with salt. If not serving immediately, refrigerate up to 2 days. Just before serving, heat over low heat; add water if sauce seems too thick.

Printable Recipe Card

About Red Chile Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southwestern



Show 1 Comment & Review

8 Soup Recipes Made in a Slow Cooker

8 Soup Recipes Made in a Slow Cooker


When the weather is cooler, soup is a delicious addition to your weekly menu. Comforting and easy to make, on a cold night, these recipes will warm you up and are hearty. Serve with crusty bread and salad for dinner. Leftovers are an easy lunch. What’s the best part about these eight soup recipes? They […]

Comfort Food Recipes For Tonight’s Dinner

Comfort Food Recipes For Tonight’s Dinner


With the weather being all over the place these days, comfort food has been what I’ve craved. What’s considered comfort food? Everyone may have a different opinion but it can be a variety of different things. It can be something that reminds you of your childhood, maybe a meal based on the region you live/grew […]

19 Recipes With Sour Cream

19 Recipes With Sour Cream


Wondering what to do with that container of sour cream in your fridge? We have the answer. From breakfast to lunch to dinner to dessert, sour cream is a tasty addition to a wide variety of recipes. Casseroles, cheesecakes, and coffee cake wouldn’t be the same without sour cream.