Ancho Chile Sauce

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by gailanng

A most flavorful sauce that can be used on brisket, chicken or any bbq. Note: You can substitute 1 tablespoon Ancho Chile Powder for the dried chile and then add enough water to make it the consistency you want. Start with at least 1/2 cup water. From Bon Appetit.

Top Review by DailyInspiration

Just mention "ancho chile" and you get my attention. This sauce is fantastic and would be great along with or on any grilled meat. I think it would also be good mixed in with mashed potatoes to give them a "kick". Made for Zaar Alphabet soup tag, May 2012.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place chile in medium bowl. Pour enough boiling water over to cover; let soak until soft, about 30 minutes. Drain, reserving soaking liquid.
  2. Heat oil in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and saute until soft, stirring often, about 4 minutes. Add tomato paste; stir 2 minutes. Add garlic and stir 30 seconds. Add wine and softened chile; simmer 2 minutes. Add 3 tablespoons reserved chile soaking liquid, ketchup and all remaining ingredients. Simmer 3 minutes, stirring often. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  3. Puree sauce in blender, adding more reserved soaking liquid by tablespoonfuls if too thick. May be made 3 days ahead; cover and chill.

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