Hatch Red Chili Sauce

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Miss Annie

This is the recipe used by the Messilla Valley Chili Company in Hatch, New Mexico. It may be frozen.

Top Review by PaulaG

I can not believe that I haven't reviewed this before now! I have been making red chili sauce similar to this years and years and years. My Vita-Mix makes quick work on this recipe. Made for PARTY 2011.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 dried hatch chiles, medium (Mesilla Valey) or 12 hatch chiles, hot (Mesilla Valey)
  • 3 12 cups water
  • 2 garlic cloves, whole
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon oregano leaves, dried, crushed


  1. Rinse chile pods, remove stems and seeds.
  2. Place water and pods in a pan and heat to boiling.
  3. Reduce heat and allow to simmer until pods are soft and pulpy (about 20 minutes).
  4. Remove pods and place in a blender, setting aside cooking liquid.
  5. Run through blender until pods form a smooth paste.
  6. In a large skillet, heat 2 Tbsps. oil.
  7. Add flour and brown lightly.
  8. Remove from heat, add chiles to flour mixture, contining to stir until lumps are dissolved.
  9. Return to heat, stir enough of the cooking liquid to make a gravy like consistency.
  10. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
  11. May be frozen for future use.

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