• Servings 4 cups
  • Prep 20 min
  • Cook 20-25 min
  • Cuisine
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Mexican Red Chili Sauce


  • 4 cups of red chili puree (use our search engine for recipe)
  • 1 cup of tomato sauce
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp dried marjoram
  • 2 tbs all purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth(use our search engine for recipe)
  • kosher salt and fresh black pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp light brown sugar
This gravy (sauce) starts with a base of red chili puree..(use our search engine for the recipe). It an absolutely delicious sauce which can be used for enchiladas, taquitos, tamales, as well as for a number of Mexican dishes This sauce is the real thing. You can not buy this stuff in a can.


  • Heat the olive in a medium sauce pan.
  • Add the onions, garlic, cumin, oregano, and marjoram and cook uncovered , stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes.
  • Whisk in the flour and stir in well with a wooden spoon.Cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Whisk in the chili puree, chicken stock, vinegar, and brown sugar and tomato sauce.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a simmer, then lower the heat and cook, partially covered, stirring often until the sauce has thickened. About 20 minutes.


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