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Vegetarian Red Chile Sauce

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Category: Sauces

 Ingredients List

  • 3/4 c Dried ground red chile;
  • -preferably Chimayo; other
  • -New Mexico red; or Ancho
  • 1 tb Minced white onion
  • 1 Clove garlic; minced
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/4 ts White pepper
  • 4 c Vegetable broth; preferably,
  • -or water
  • 2 tb Cornstarch; dissolved in:
  • 2 tb Water
  • Additional salt and white
  • -pepper to taste


Into a large, heavy saucepan, measure the chile, onion, garlic, salt, and
pepper. Slowly add the broth or water, stirring carefully. Break up any
lumps of chile. Cook the mixture over medium heat until warmed through, and
add the cornstarch. Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce the heat to a
simmer. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. The completed
sauce should coat a spoon thickly and no longer taste of raw cornstarch.
Serve the sauce warm with enchiladas, burritos, or other dishes. Makes
approximately 5 cups.

Vegetarian red chile sauce keeps for up to 5 days in the refrigerator. It
also freezes well.

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