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Vegan TexMex Recipes - Burritos, Fajitas, Tacos, Enchiladas, Salsa/Sauces
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Red Chile Sauce
From: Karen C. Greenlee

If time is short and you haven't made one of these sauces ahead of time, you could just use canned enchilada sauce.

Serving Size: 1

  • 8 large dried red chile pods
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onion -- chopped
  • water
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt to taste
Wash chiles, remove stems and seeds (or leave seeds if you prefer a hotter sauce).
Place chiles, garlic, and onion in a pot and cover with water.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cook for 45 minutes.
Drain water.
Place chiles, garlic, onion, and flour in a blender and puree until smooth.
Pour into saucepan, add 2 cups of water and seasonings.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sauce is thick and bubbly.

NOTES : Makes 3 cups.