Ancho Chile Sauce Recipe

Chicken enchiladas
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  • 35 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: About 2 Cups (16 servings)

This chile sauce is made with dried ancho chile peppers. Use this simple sauce with enchiladas, or use itwith grilled fish or chicken.

What You'll Need

  • 2 dried ancho chiles
  • 1/4 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 small tomatoes (peeled and chopped)
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • dash dried leaf oregano
  • dash cumin
  • 2 cups chicken broth

How to Make It

Soak ancho peppers in hot water for 15 minutes. remove stems and seeds; chop. Sauté chopped chiles and onion in vegetable oil until tender. Add the tomatoes, raisins, cumin, oregano, and chicken broth; simmer 10 minutes longer.

Transfer to a blender and blend until sauce is smooth.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 27
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 92 mg
Carbohydrates 4 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 1 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)