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Red Chile Sauce

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From EatingWell:  January/February 1997

This sauce is a great condiment for Mexican food.

Makes about 1 1/2 cups | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Wash chiles, pat dry and tear into long strips. Discard stems and seeds. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Toast chiles, turning once or twice, for 2 to 4 minutes.
  2. Transfer chiles to a bowl. Add simmering water to cover and set aside until chiles have softened, about 20 minutes. Drain. Place softened chiles, 1/2 cup broth, 1/2 cup water, garlic and oregano in a blender; blend until very smooth. (If the mixture is too thick, add just enough water to give a smooth consistency.)
  3. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the chile puree and sugar; reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring constantly, until sauce has darkened and thickened, about 10 minutes.
  4. Remove sauce from heat and add the remaining 1/2 cup broth. Strain sauce through a fine sieve, pushing puree through sieve with a wooden spoon. Adjust seasonings with salt and more sugar if desired.

Nutrition

Per tablespoon : 16 Calories; 1 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 2 g Carbohydrates; 1 g Protein; 1 g Fiber; 56 mg Sodium; 87 mg Potassium

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