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Ancho Chile Sauce

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“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.”
READY IN:
45mins
YIELD:
1 1/2 cups
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  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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