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Ancho Sauce

Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 2 people

Recipe Ingredients

12   Dried ancho chilies
1 teaspoon 5mlSalt - (or to taste)
2 cups 474mlBoiling water
1 teaspoon 5mlDried oregano
1 cup 237mlPeeled - seeded and finely chopped tomatoes
3/4 teaspoon 3.8mlGround cumin
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlTurmeric
2 teaspoons 10mlGarlic cloves - minced (medium)

Recipe Instructions

Seed and stem chilies under cold running water. Break into one-inch pieces. Place in medium bowl. Add boiling water and soak one hour.

Strain chilies through sieve, reserving liquid. Add tomatoes, garlic, salt, oregano, cumin and turmeric, and blend well. Pour mixture into heavy small saucepan. Add one cup reserved soaking liquid.

Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer until sauce thickens and coats spoon, ten to fifteen minutes. Serve at room temperature.

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