Senor Pico's Picante Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

From the Senor Pico restaurant in Los Angeles. This sauce was used on chile rellenos, but goes well with other dishes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion, garlic, and hot peppers in oil until the onion is trasparent, but not browned.
  2. Add tomato paste and chopped tomatoes.
  3. Simmer about 2 minutes; add broth, sugar, salt and vinegar.
  4. Simmer until the tomatoes are cooked, then puree in a blender.
  5. Re-heat and thicken lightly with flour mixed with 1-2 Tablespoons cold water.
  6. Cook, stirring, until sauce comes to a boil.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Top rellenos with sauce.


Most Helpful

Made this with your rellenos recipe from the same place - they were great together. Thanks for posting them.

Mysterygirl October 23, 2002

I used this for Mexican Manicotti recipe #26243. It turned out wonderfully, thanks!

dale! August 25, 2003

My compliments, Miss Annie, this is a nifty picante sauce recipe. I threw it together to use in Bev's "Dan's Favorite Tex Mex Skillet Dinner"...Gosh, it worked good. It's nice too because I had all the ingredients on hand. I can see where it's versatile...Will go fine on other Mexican dishes... Thanks for posting. Laudee

Laudee July 15, 2003

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