Red Chile Sauce
Easy New Mexican Red Chile Sauce
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
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.
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 56 kcal
Author: Chuck Underwood
  • 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