Mexican Spicy Red Chile Sauce

5 minutes
20 minutes
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You want to know my favorite way to eat a burrito? Oven Style with red chile sauce smothered all over it. You want to know how easy it is to make you’re own red chile sauce? Super… Super easy.

Using Dried Ancho and Guajillo peppers to start then add some spices, and a dried cayenne pepper to give it a kick, this makes a lovely red chile sauce you can pretty much pour on top of anything! If you want an idea you’re going to want to check back later this week for a recipe I used this with ????????

So this takes about 20 minutes to cook up, more or less, and the cost of making this is substantially less than purchasing canned red sauce, PLUS you know exactly what is going into the recipe. Always a plus, when making your own sauces!

If you have kids in the house, that are similar to my son and just aren’t on that spicy train yet like we are, omit the cayenne and it will be more paletable for the tamer audience. One day my son will love spicy food like we do. He just doesn’t know it yet!

Mexican-Spicy-Chile-Red-Sauce-8So seriously, make some tonight, and throw it in the fridge, because with the Super Bowl Sunday right around the corner, you’re going to have a dish that is begging to be smothered with this stuff! Or just keep some in the house for those lazy nights where you’re making some burritos for the family. Smother with red sauce and some cheese and heat those bad boys up. Makes a lazy dinner night a little less lazy!

On To The Recipe

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Mexican Spicy Red Chile Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
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  • 2 whole dried ancho peppers also known as chile pasilla
  • 3 whole dried
  • 1 whole dried cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 whole garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Toast your dried peppers on medium heat for about 2 minutes, add about 2 cups of water and bring to a boil; about 10 minutes.
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  • Add the peppers and water into a blender and blend for about 2-3 minutes.
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  • Pour through a strainer into a pan, throwing the pulp away. Simmer for about 10 minutes with olive oil to reduce. Smother over your favorite spanish dish and enjoy!
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Derek Campanile
Derek Campanile
I'm an IT professional by day. Home cook for the family by night. Follow my blog for easy to make recipes, how-to's and ideas to gather the family at the dinner table!