Mexican Red Chile Sauce Recipe

Mexican Red Chile Sauce
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Health IndexAverageCuisine
CourseMain Ingredient


 Green chilies6 Ounce, dried (About 10 To 12 Whole Dried Ancho, Pasilla, Or California Variety Or Mixture Of Three)
 Hot water3 Cup (48 tbs)
 Tomato sauce/Tomato paste1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Garlic clove1 Small, minced or pressed
 Salad oil1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Salt1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Oregano leaves1 Teaspoon, crumbled
 Ground cumin1⁄4 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 596 Calories from Fat 499

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 56 g86.9%

Saturated Fat 2.6 g13.2%

Trans Fat 1 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 2965 mg123.5%

Total Carbohydrates 23 g7.6%

Dietary Fiber 3.6 g14.4%

Sugars 11.8 g

Protein 4 g8.9%

Vitamin A 48.1% Vitamin C 703%

Calcium 7.7% Iron 16.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Place chiles on a baking sheet.
Toast lightly in a 400° oven for 3 or 4 minutes only or until they give off a mild aroma.
If burned, chiles will be very bitter.
Remove from oven, let cool to touch, then remove and discard stems, seeds, and any pink pithy material inside chiles.
Rinse in cool water, drain briefly, then cover chiles with hot water; let stand 1 hour.
Place chiles in a blender with enough of the water to blend; whirl until smooth. (Or scrape pulp from skin with table knife, then put through a wire strainer.) Add remaining water, tomato sauce, garlic, oil, salt, oregano, and cumin.
Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, to blend flavors.
Chill up to 1 week or freeze for longer storage.