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       Title: CLASSIC RED CHILE SAUCE
  Categories: Sauce, Mexican, Spices
       Yield: 6 servings
  
       2 c  Cups
      10    Dried red New Mexican chiles
       1 md Onion, chopped
       2    Cloves garlic, chopped
       2 tb Bacon drippings or vegetable
            -oil
     1/2 ts Ground cumin (optional)
       3 c  Water
  
   Arrange chiles on baking pan sheet and place in a 200 F oven for 5
   minutes or until the chiles smell like they are toasted.  Remove the
   stems and seeds.
   
   Saute the onions and garlic in the oil until soft.
   
   Place all ingredients in a blender with a cup of the water and puree
   to a smooth sauce.
   
   Stir in additional water, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer
   for an hour.  The sauce should be smooth and thick.
   
   To make the sauce from powder:
   
   1/2  to 3/4 cup powdered red chile 4 Tbsp shortening 3 Tbsp flour 1
   medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 to 3 cups water
   
   Melt 2 Tbsp shortening in pan, and stir in the flour.  Cook the roux
   over medium heat until browned, stirring constantly.  Add onions,
   garlic, 1 Tbsp oil, and saute until the onion is soft. Stir in the
   chile powder and heat for 1 minute.  Add water, bring to a boil,
   reduce heat, and simmer for an hour.
   
   The Whole Chile Pepper From the collection of Jim Vorheis
  
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