Ranchero Sauce (Salsa Ranchero)

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READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by thepetnanny

I made this sauce one day by fooling around with a recipe in "Border Cooking." I had on hand some great homemade chicken broth and a fresh batch of my Diablo Dust (chile powder made with guajillos and anchos). A good quality chile powder like Gephardt's works nicely, and canned broth should be fine, although, I think homemade is superior. Use this sauce for huevos rancheros, egg dishes, burritos, chimichangas, enchiladas, etc. It is not a table sauce, but is best for topping hot foods.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onions and jalapenos over a medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Add garlic. Saute another 30 seconds. In a medium size sauce pan, smoke the oregano, cumin, and chile powder over a medium high heat until fragrant. Quickly add chicken stock, then all the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil, turn heat to low. Reduce sauce by at least one half. Will freeze.

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