RED SAUCE FOR CHILI RELLENOS

RED SAUCE FOR CHILI RELLENOS

Author: Susanne at dishwithme.com

RED SAUCE FOR CHILI RELLENOS

This recipe might be named Red Sauce For Chili Rellenos, but, trust me when I say, that is not all it is good for. My red sauce pairs well as a drizzled topping for any kind of enchilada, burritos, refried beans, rice, tacos, or even my Chili Relleno Casserole.

Here is a funny story. Well, maybe it won’t be funny to you, but funny/ironic to me. I created this recipe when I was a teenager and somewhere along the way I lost the recipe. When I was creating my Chili Relleno Casserole (you’ll get that recipe next), I recreated this recipe to go with it and when I tasted it, it took me right back to my teenage years because it tasted exactly the same! I’m not sure how I did it, but I was delighted.

Thick, herby and delicious describes this sauce. With just a few ingredients and a few minutes it is a breeze to whip up.

HELPFUL HINTS FOR RED SAUCE FOR CHILI RELLENOS

You don’t absolutely have to have the Julio’s seasoning for this recipe, but I believe it enhances it. It’s easy to order from Amazon, just click on the word Julio’s. I use it all the time. If you’ve read very many of my recipes, you know I include it in many of them.

If you don’t mind some little bits in your sauce, leave it as is. If you would prefer a smoother sauce, simply add it to a Ninja or blender for a few seconds. Ta-da!

GROCERY LIST

  • EVOO
  • Shallot
  • Fresh garlic
  • Tomato paste
  • Chicken broth
  • Dried oregano
  • Smoked paprika
  • Allspice
  • Julio’s seasoning
  • Orrington Farms Broth Base – chicken
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • Cornstarch

LINKS TO OTHER RECIPES

This sauce perfectly tops my Chili Relleno Casserole.

These QUICK RESTAURANT STYLE REFRIED BEANS will pair perfectly with this recipe.

My recipe for AUTHENTIC TASTING MEXICAN RICE is another great choice.

If you feel like you need some meat with this meal, this recipe for GRILLED FLANK STEAK is insanely good.

This AUTHENTIC TASTING HORCHATA RECIPE would absolutely top the meal off!

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LINKS TO PRODUCTS USED

If you can’t find Julio’s in your local store, click here to find it on Amazon.

I use this Orrington Farms broth base in a lot of my recipes, beef, chicken and vegetarian.

this grater is used ALL. THE. TIME.

A saucepan like this will be needed.

RED SAUCE FOR CHILI RELLENOS

RED SAUCE FOR CHILI RELLENOS

Thick, herby and delicious
5 from 14 votes
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Course: SAUCES
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: CHILI RELLENOS, RED SAUCE, RED SAUCE FOR CHILI RELLENOS, SAUCE FOR CHILI RELLENOS
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Susanne

Equipment

  • Skillet or saucepan
  • Grater

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup EVOO
  • 1 Medium shallot diced very fine
  • 1 teaspoon Dried oregano, or Mexican oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Julio's seasoning
  • 1 pinch Ground allspice a very small pinch
  • 1 Ground cloves a very small pinch
  • 20 grinds Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 3 Medium cloves fresh garlic grated
  • 2 cups Chicken broth
  • 4 ounces Tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons Orrington Farms powdered chicken broth base
  • 2 teaspoons Cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons Water

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water and mix well. Set aside.
  • In a skillet or saucepan, on medium to medium-high heat, add EVOO and diced shallot oregano, smoked paprika, Julio's seasoning, freshly ground black pepper Kosher salt, and cook until tender. About 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Lower heat to medium and add the garlic. Cook for one minute, stirring constantly.
  • Add, chicken broth, tomato paste and chicken broth base. Turn heat back to medium-high and bring to a boil, stirring often.
  • As soon as the mixture comes to a boil, turn the heat down to just barely above low and stir in the cornstarch and water mixture. Let simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the mixture has thickened. If it gets too thick simply use a little broth to make it as thin as you desire.
  • That's it! Congratulations, you just made a yummy sauce in a matter of minutes!

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