How To Make Red Chile Sauce At Home

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Sahiba Sharma
Sahiba is a long time food lover. She has a soft spot for cuisines in her heart. Although she loves to cook with her mother, she is also a nutritionist. This means that she knows the science behind the food; what is good and bad in each ingredient. With her experience in cooking and nutritional education, she is a great resource to tell us about food and recipes.

Today I will be sharing this recipe of authentic Mexican red chile sauce that people love to eat with tamales, enchiladas or chili beans.

This red Chile sauce is very popular in Mexico. Their people use it as a substitute for their regular tomato ketchup. This sauce is also called as red chili enchilada sauce. People in Mexico love to have this sauce in each of their traditional Mexican food. And the only way to have this sauce with its authentic Mexican taste is by preparing it at home.

For this red chile sauce, firstly roast your red chilis and remove their seeds and stems and put it with Mexican oregano, tomatoes, garlic cloves, cumin and sesame oil in a blender and blend it. Add salt and vinegar to the paste and mix it properly. Your sauce is ready.

That was a brief overview of the recipe. All the detailed steps of the authentic Mexican sauce is mentioned below with its ingredients and quantities. So let’s check them out.

Ingredients For Red Chile Sauce

  • 8 Dried Red Chili
  • 1/2 tsp Mexican Oregano
  • 8 oz. Tomato
  • 5 Garlic Cloves.
  • 1/2 cup Rice Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Oil

These all items you can find easily in your kitchen or if you don’t have any item you can get it from the nearby grocery store.

How Much Time It Will Take To Prepare Red Chile Sauce?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
5 minutes5 minutes10 minutes

This yummy sauce will only consume 10 minutes and you will be amazed by its taste once you will make it. You just need to refrigerate it, so that the flavour gets blended well.

Steps To Make Red Chile Sauce

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

Note– If your sauce turned out bitter, then just add a pinch of salt to save your sauce.

This is how you can make authentic red chili enchilada sauce from the scratch at your home. This sauce tastes the best with tamales, pozole, enchiladas and many other Mexican foods

Nutritional Breakdown Of Red Chile Sauce

The nutritional value of the nutrients of this sauce is given below in the table.


How To Make Red Chile Sauce At Home | Video

If you have any confusion with the recipe given above, you can watch this video and follow the steps to make this sauce at home without any hustle.

Video by Brand New Vegan

Try this Mexican recipe at home and do share your reviews in the comment section or if you have any queries related to the Ingredients or steps, you can ask me in the comment section and I will get back to you soon. Also, don’t forget to share it with your friends and family and stay tuned for more recipe and cooking ideas!

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