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American, Mexican, Southwestern
Basic Red Chile Sauce

Photo by: Joseph DeLeo
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Recipe

This is my favorite red chile sauce, which is the basis for enchiladas and for saucing over chiles rellenos, tamales, and traditional southwestern specialties. You’ll notice that I make my red sauce from chile powder. High-quality, ground pure chile powders are so much faster, consistent, and nutritious than whole pods.

Yield: 2 cups, or 4 servings
Prep time: About 15 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter or lard
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup ground pure mild red New Mexican chile powder
  • 2 cups broth (beef, chicken, or vegetable)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Pinch each of ground or dried Mexican oregano and freshly ground cumin
  • Salt (optional)

Directions

In a heavy saucepan, melt the butter. Add the flour and cook, stirring, until the mixture turns slightly golden. Remove the pan from the cooking heat and stir in the chile powders. Stir in the stock. Continue stirring until the mixture becomes smooth.

Add the garlic, oregano, and cumin and simmer for about 10 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasonings, adding salt, if desired.

Notes

Variation: Ground chuck, roast beef, pork, or poached chicken or turkey can be added when making enchiladas.


© 2006 Jane Butel

Note from Cookstr's Editors

Nutritional information is based on 4 servings, and does not include optional salt.

 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

106kcal (5%)
31mg (3%)
6mg (9%)
144mcg RAE (5%)
201mg
18mg
2g
1g
8mg (3%)
2g (12%)
6g (10%)
3g
13g
586mg (24%)
2mg (8%)
 

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