How to make it

  • Remove Stems and seeds from Chiles. Place Chiles in a heavy skillet and toast over medium heat until skins soften and they become fragrant. Turn heat to high, add water, and bring to a boil.
  • Cover, remove from heat and let Chiles soak for 20 - 40 Minutes.
  • Check occaionally to make sure all of the Chiles are submerged in the water.
  • Blacken the Tomatoes under the broiler turning often. (5 - 10 Min) They should be charred all over.
  • Heat the Olive Oil in a heavy skillet over med high heat. Fry Onions until brown but not burnt.
  • Put rehydrated Chiles in a blender with the blackend Tomatoes, Onions, Garlic, Cumin, Oregano, Salt, Chipotles and Adobo sauce. Add 1 Cup of the Chile soaking liquid. (Taste the Chile soaking liquid. If it is bitter, use water or broth.) Puree to a fine smooth paste adding more Chile water if necessary.
  • In a high sided pan, heat lard or peanut oil until just smoking. Refry sauce at a sizzle for 3 -5 minutes stirring constantly. Do not allow the sauce to get too thick. Add water if necessary.
  • The sauce can be refrigerated 1 1/2 weeks or canned or frozen for up to 6 months.

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  • luisascatering 9 years ago
    are we on the same wave length or what??? I just posted a red sauce for my enchiladas!!! What a trip :-p I'll forward the recipe to you.

    I think you should pair YOUR sauce up with my shredded beef and we go in business, you with me? ;-)
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    So glad I made that chipotles chiles in adobo sauce now I have it for this grand slam of a recipe.
    All these heavenly peppers with their individual elements to contribute to the final treasure.
    I can not wait to test this one.
    Five hundred forks and a big smile :)
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    Oh yeah....I used to live in Albuquerque and I ate a LOT of this and it is truly heavenly! Thanks.
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  • jenniferbyrdez 10 years ago
    I'm a chile nut. Thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    This one sounds great!
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Wow - fantastic! I love playing with all kinds of's one of my things. Thanks for a great recipe and one I will totally enjoy making, using and eating. Kudos!
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  • wynnebaer 10 years ago
    Oh Jim.....YOu're gonna have me trying all kinds of chiles now, aren't you....:)
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    " It was excellent "
    raelene1951 ate it and said...
    Sounds my five. Thanks for posting.
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