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Basic Red Sauce

Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

8   Ancho chiles
3 1/2 cups 829mlWarm water
1/2 cup 31g / 1.1ozOnion - chopped
2   Garlic - cloves, chopped
1/4 cup 59mlVegetable oil
8 oz 227gTomato sauce - 1 can
1 tablespoon 15mlOregano leaves - dried
1 tablespoon 15mlCumin seed
1 teaspoon 5mlSalt

Recipe Instructions

Cover chiles with warm water. Let stand until softened, about 30 minutes, drain. Strain liquid, reserve.

Remove stems, seeds and membranes from chiles.

Cook and stir onion and garlic in oil in a 2-quart saucepan until onion is tender.

Stir in chiles, 2 cups of the reserved liquid and the remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling, reduce heat.

Simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes, cool.

Pour into a food processor workbowl fitted with steel blade or into a blender container, cover and process until smooth.

Cover and refrigerate up to 10 days.

Makes about 2 1/2 cups sauce.

Patricia Wriedt - Mexico City


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