Homemade Red Chile Sauce - Chile Colorado

February 9, 2009

Homemade Red Chile Sauce....YUM! After you try this...you won't go back to the can. You can
make a big batch and either freeze it or bottle it. Red chile sauce can be used for many things like enchiladas, chile colorado, tortilla soup...or whatever you like!
First....take the dired red chile, I used around 2 lbs. for this particular batch, clean the chile
by removing the stems and seeds. Rinse with water to get any dirt off, and then place in a large
stock pot. Cover with hot water and let sit for 20-30 minutes. Some like to let it sit over night
but it is not necessary.
This is what it will look like. The chile becomes soft.
Remove chile from water, be sure to save the water, you will need it.
Place chile in a blender, with 1 clove of garlic, 1 t. salt and 1 t. sugar. Blend until desired consistency is reached, adding the reserved chile water as you blend.
I ususally fill the blender about 1/2 full with chile. Remember that it is hot.
This is what you will end up with. Pour into a strainer to separate out the skin and seed.
You will need to scrape, pushing through the chile sauce.
This is what you will be left with. It should look dry.
And there you have it! Homemade Red Chile Sauce.


Pedaling said...

those are great shots.

Jen said...

I can't wait to try it. I have always wanted to make enchilada sauce. Thank you for the help. How do you bottle it? Jen

BAS said...

Nice blender. Red Chile...yuk! Chile verde yummy!

Melody said...

I love your blog Shelley. It is so cute! The sauce looks fantastic too! Love ya.

Jan Turley said...

Thank you for this recipe! It's the one thing I never learned to make (and always wanted to) while living down there! Muchas Gracias! My family will be very happy not to have canned sauce on their enchiladas!

Ashley said...

Oh my gosh I have always wanted to learn how to make homemade enchilada sauce... I don't know why never asked my mom! haha I am off to buy some dried red chile's NOW!

StacieJayne said...

That's IT?!?! It looks so easy!! I'd much rather make my own than open a can - you're right!

Thanks for sharing!

And your blog is WAY too adorable! I love the way you write! Very fun and creative!

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