Traditional-Style New Mexico Green Chile Sauce
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- Ready In:
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons flour or 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cumin
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 1⁄2 cups pork stock or 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
- 1 cup chopped roasted and peeled new mexico pepper ("or" frozen "or" canned)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried oregano
- In a medium sauce pan, saute the onion and garlic in the oil over medium-high heat, until tender (about 3 minutes).
- Stir in the flour, cumin, salt and pepper and cook over medium heat, stirring, for 2 minutes.
- Stir in the stock and simmer until thick and smooth.
- Stir in the chiles and oregano.
- At this point you may cool, and store in refrigerator, covered, for up to one day.
- To serve, heat thoroughly.
This has become a favorite this summer with us. Very versatile...with eggs for breakfast, burritos for supper and even over fries. Burritos: Brown and season 1 lb hamburger, drain. Spread 8 flour tortillas with canned refried beans, spread some of the green chile, hamburger, diced onion and cheddar/jack cheese. Roll and place in a 13x9 baking pan. Top with the remainder of the green chile. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes till hot. Remove foil, add additional cheese and bake for a few more minutes till cheese is melted.
After unsuccessfully trying to find fresh New Mexico green chiles, I had to opt for canned. Let me just say, I can't image what this would have tasted like with fresh chiles because even with canned it was DELICIOUS!! I used a 10 ounce can of green chiles and that equated almost perfectly to the cup that's called for. When I got to the "thickening part" I simmered it for about 10 minutes and it thickened into the most perfect texture, just the right consistency you want a green chile sauce to be. Served it on burritos (the way I make burritos fun and a bit special: lightly oil a baking dish, roll up tortillas filled with beans and place seam side down, cover with foil and bake 30 minutes at 350 F - makes the ordinary extraordinary!) with recipe #157068 on the side. Amazing. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Green Chile Recipe: is an authentic New Mexico green chile recipe and it is a 5 star recipe. Where does "Green Chile Chica" thinks the name H (yes, upper case h), Hatch, New Mexico is? I am from New Mexico and this recipe is authentic and delicious and Hatch Chile Festival is celebrated every year. Hatch, New Mexico is a lovely town. pbratcher
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Real, traditional New Mexico green chile sauce always has finely-chopped pork in it. Or, some use ground beef--but I think the pork tastes better. Otherwise, your recipe sounds about right. If you want the real deal, contact Brenda Alcon at Riverside Restaurant in Farmington, NM. Her recipe is fantastic.