*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              Red Chili Sauce
 
 Recipe By     : Holiday Celebrations
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Mexican Cuisine                  Sauces & Condiments
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   12      dried         ancho chili peppers
           1/2 to 1      dried or canned chipotle chili pepper -- optional
    3      cups          hot water
      1/4  tesa          dried oregano -- crushed
    2      cloves        garlic -- minced
      3/4  teaspoon      salt
 
 Wash ancho chili peppers; pat dry.  Roast, half at a time, in a heavy skillet
 over medium heat until they become fragrant & pliable, about 2 to 4 minutes,
 turning once or twice.  Remove from skillet.  Cover with a damp towel and let
 steam for 5 minutes.  Cut off tops, open, and remove seeds.
 
 Place ancho chili peppers and dried chipotle, if using, in a blender
 container or food processor bowl.  Add hot water and let stand about 5
 minutes to soften.  Add oregano, garlic, and salt.  Cover and process at low
 speed until nearly smooth.  Press mixture through a sieve, discarding solids.
  Transfer to a medium saucepan; bring to boiling.  Reduce heat and simmer,
 uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes or until reduced to 2 1/2 cups.
 
 Use on “Breakfast Burritos.”
 
 Sauce can be frozen for up to 3 months.
 
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