Smokey Red Chile Sauce Recipe

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Today, I will be sharing this recipe of authentic Mexican red chile sauce or enchilada sauce that people will love to eat with tamales, enchiladas, or chili beans. It is a great substitute for regular tomato ketchup.

Red chile sauce

For this red chile sauce, firstly roast your red chilis and remove their seeds and stems and blend it with tomatoes, vinegar, sesame oil, herbs, and spices until it forms paste. Your sauce is ready.

The red chile sauce has a similar taste with chili garlic sauce. You can use chili garlic sauce to enhance the flavor of your recipes. If you don’t have chile garlic sauce, you can use any of its substitutes.

That was an overview of the recipe. All the detailed steps of the authentic Mexican sauce are mentioned below with its ingredients and quantities. So let’s check them out. Before that, check out the other sauce recipes as well.

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What Equipment Will You Need To Red Chile Sauce?

  • Skillet – Roast the chilis in a skillet for 10 minutes until skins are thoroughly blackened.
  • Blender – Put the chilis with all the ingredients in the blender until you get a smooth paste of thick consistency.
  • Jar – In a glass jar, store the sauce and rest so the flavor gets blended well.

How Much Time Will You Need To Make Red Chile Sauce?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
5 Minutes5 Minutes10 Minutes

What Ingredients Will You Need To Make Red Chile Sauce?

  • Sesame Oil – Pour sesame oil while making red chile sauce for a nutty taste .
  • Rice Vinegar – Rice vinegar will add perfect tangy and sweet flavor to the sauce.
  • Tomato – I have used fresh roma tomatoes as they will add slight sweetness to red chile sauce.
  • Garlic Cloves – Garlic cloves will add nice toasted and pungent flavor to the sauce.
  • Dried Red Chili – Toasted red chilis will add a slight floral and more smokey notes to the sauce.
  • Mexican Oregano – Mexican oregano will add a strongly aromatic and pungent flavor to red chile sauce.
  • Salt – The salt will not only add flavor but also help thicken the sauce.
  • Cumin – Add cumin for a warm flavor and earthy color.
Red chile sauce

Steps To Make Red Chile Sauce

1. The Basics

Take the red chilis and roast them for 10 minutes with the help of a skillet until skins are thoroughly blackened.

Now remove all the seeds and the stems from the chilis with your hands. Take a blender and add roasted chilis with sesame oil, chopped tomatoes, garlic, salt, and cumin.

Blend everything well until you get a smooth paste of thick consistency.


2. Preserve Your Sauce

Add salt and vinegar according to your taste. Salt and vinegar will act as preservatives. In a glass jar, store the sauce and rest so the flavor gets blended well.

Your sauce is ready! You can store it in the refrigerator for a month.

Nutritional Information

Calories15 kcal
Carbohydrates3 g
Protein3 g
Sodium115 mg
Potassium13 mg

How Will Red Chile Sauce Look And Taste Like?

This authentic red chile sauce is made from dried chilis. It is very simple yet flavorful sauce. It is sweet and spicy and delicious on many Mexican and Southwestern foods.

This red chile sauce is sweet and spicy with rich, earthy undertones. Its flavor is robut and has subtle taste.

Recipe Card

Red chile sauce

Red Chile Sauce Recipe

This new Mexican red chile sauce is the perfect condiment for all of your Mexican dishes. Made with just 5 ingredients, it's as simple as it is delicious! It has rich and earthy flavors, and with absolutely zero fat, very little salt, and plenty of Vitamin C, it's good for you too.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dips and Sauces
Cuisine American
Servings 5 People
Calories 15 kcal

Equipment

Skillet
Blender
Jar

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • ½ cup Rice Vinegar
  • 8 oz. Tomato
  • 5 Garlic Cloves
  • 8 Dried Red Chili
  • ½ teaspoon Mexican Oregano
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Salt

Instructions
 

  • Take the chilis and roast them for 10 minutes in a skillet until the skins are thoroughly blackened.
  • Now remove all the seeds and the stems from the chilis.
  • Put the chilis with all the ingredients in the blender until you get a smooth paste of thick consistency.
  • Add salt and vinegar according to your taste. Salt and vinegar will act as preservatives.
  • In a glass jar, store the sauce and rest so the flavour gets blended well.
  • Your sauce is ready! You can store it in the refrigerator for a month.

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Nutrition

Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: -3g | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 13mg
Keyword Red Chile Sauce, Red Chile Sauce Recipe, Spicy Red Chile Sauce
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is red chile sauce made of?

Red chile sauce is made from New Mexican Red Chiles, and it’s earthy, pungent flavor is so unique – it’s really hard to explain to people who have never visited the Southwest.

Is red chile sauce the same as enchilada sauce?

Enchilada sauce is made with ground chili peppers, whereas red chili sauce is made with whole chili peppers. Enchilada sauce is also thinner in consistency and has a more pronounced chili flavor, whereas red chili sauce is thicker and has a sweeter flavor.

Is red chile sauce spicy?

Depending on the recipe or who is making the red sauce, it is still a spicy sauce. The heat range can vary from mild to very hot. In most cases it will depend on the type of chilies used.

What do red chile taste like?

Red chile peppers may have earthy, sweet, fruity, or smoky flavors, and the spice levels will vary dramatically between cultivars ranging from mild, moderate, to scorching.

Conclusion

Try this Mexican red chile sauce at home and do share your reviews in the comment section. If you have any queries related, you can ask me in the comment section and I will get back to you soon.

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