Basic Green Chile Sauce
one of the two "elixirs of life" for New Mexico chile lovers...the
other being basic Red chile sauce.
Together these two basic sauces constitute the major ingredient of most chile dishes.
We think of these two sauces as the "Yin and Yang" of chile. Don't ask us to choose a favorite!
Basic green chile sauce, shown here on a stack of green enchiladas in the making. This delicious sauce is also the basis for numerous other green chile recipes.
Basic Green Sauce
Heat the oil
and saute the onion a few minutes, then add the garlic and cook until softened.
Stir in the flour, cook 2 minutes, then slowly add the stock. Add the chile, tomato and cumin.
Cover and simmer at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add water or stock if sauce gets too thick. Add salt to taste. Makes about 3 cups.
that you've made this great sauce, learn how to use it in some great dishes!
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you need to start cooking New Mexico chile dishes like a native!
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we'll add it to this section of our website.
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