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Red Chile Sauce

1/2

pound

plum tomatoes, (4 to 6)

10

dried New Mexico red chiles

2

dried ancho chiles

10

dried cascabel chiles

4

cups

water

1

tablespoon

olive oil

1

onion, chopped

1

canned chipotle pepper in adobo

1

garlic clove, chopped

1/2

teaspoon

ground cumin

2

teaspoons

oregano

1

to 2 teaspoons salt

1

tablespoon

vegetable oil

1

Cut off stem ends of tomatoes and roast them in a cast-iron skillet over high

2

heat until their skins blacken. Transfer to a blender or food processor. Dry

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skillet and return to high heat. Add dried chiles and roast them, stirring,

4

until they begin to release their aroma, about 3 minutes. Transfer chiles to a

5

bowl and pour water over. Leave to soften and rehydrate, 10 to 15 minutes. Add

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softened chiles to tomatoes. Taste chile water; if it is not bitter, add 1 cup

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to food processor and reserve remaining water separately, or use plain water.

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Wipe out skillet, heat olive oil over high heat, add onion and saute over medium

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heat until browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer onions to food processor along

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with chipotle pepper with its sauce, garlic, cumin, oregano and salt to taste.

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Puree to a fine paste, stopping once or twice to scrape down sides of workbowl

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with a rubber spatula. If needed, add a little more water to processor.

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In a large skillet heat vegetable oil until just smoking, add chile puree and

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heat until sizzling. Fry sauce, stirring continuously, 3 to 5 minutes. If sauce

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becomes too thick, thin it with a little more chile water.

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Serve warm with tamales or grilled meats. Or cool and refrigerate for up to 1

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week.

Servings: 4

Yield: 4 cups

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/4 of a recipe (9.7 ounces).

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients. 5 of the recipe's ingredients were not linked. These ingredients are not included in the recipe nutrition data.

Amount Per Serving

Calories

77.09

Calories From Fat (80%)

61.82

% Daily Value

Total Fat 7g

11%

Saturated Fat 0.75g

4%

Cholesterol 0mg

0%

Sodium 81.83mg

3%

Potassium 64.19mg

2%

Total Carbohydrates 3.74g

1%

Fiber 0.88g

4%

Sugar 1.34g

 

Protein 0.5g

<1%