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April 9, 2019

Red Chile Sauce (Chile Powder)

This traditional Red Chile Sauce recipe can be used for smothered burritos, Enchiladas, Chile Colorado, and more!

Red Chile Sauce from chile powder, great for enchilada, smothered burritos, and more!

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Homemade Red Chile Sauce
Makes 2 cups

  • 1/2 cup red chile powder
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1  tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp flour
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

    • In a 2 quart saucepan, heat 2 tsp vegetable oil to medium heat.
    • Stir in the oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, and flour.
    • Stir for about 3-5 minutes until the mixture because a roux begins to bubble, and turns a light brown, then remove from heat.
    • In a separate bowl, mix chile powder & water until it is blended smoothly.
    • Combine the chile mixture and flour paste, stirring with a whisk to prevent any lumps.
    • Return the pan to medium heat & bring the sauce to a boiling point.
    • Stir constantly until bubbles form.

    • Once the sauce shows signs of boiling, reduce heat to a low simmer & cover for 2-3 minutes.
    • Be sure to stir thoroughly to catch any lumps that might begin to form.
    • Let the sauce cool, smooth & thicken.
    • Once cool, add salt to your liking.


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