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Red Chile Sauce

Easy New Mexican Red Chile Sauce

  • Author: Chuck Underwood
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Forget those little cans of store bought enchilada sauce, this homemade New Mexican Red Chile Sauce is the perfect condiment for any of your Mexican meals.


  • 20 New Mexico Red Chile Pods ((dried))
  • 1/4 med White Onion
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 can Tomato Sauce ((8oz))
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Mexican Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Arrange 20 chile pods on a cookie sheet and roast for 20 minutes
  3. Flip chiles halfway through roasting process
  4. After chiles have cooled to touch,remove stems and seeds
  5. Add chiles and onion to large pasta pot and cover with water
  6. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes
  7. Strain the chiles if desired, or reserve 2 cups of water for blending
  8. Carefully remove chiles and onion from pot and add to blender
  9. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth


  • Calories: 56