Authentic Mexican Red Chili Puree


6 cups boiling water
12 dried chili guajillio pods, stemmed and seeded torn into small pieces
2 dried chilies de arobol, stemmed and torn into small pieces
1 cup hot tap water
This puree is created from re hydrated dried chilies. It is rarely used as a straight sauce however it is used as an ingredient for other recipes…If you have a favorite chili recipe try using this puree instead of chili powder.We usually make a big batch of this stuff¬† and freeze it for use at a later date.
  • In a medium sauce pan combine the boiling water with the pieces of chili. Cover and let stand until cool
  • Drain, discarding the soaking water. In a food processor or blender, combine the soaked chile pieces with the hot tap water and process, stopping to scrape down the sides of the work bowl until mixture is smooth.
  • Transfer the puree to a wire mesh strainer placed over a bowl and force the puree through the strainer.
  • Discard any tough peels or seeds that remain.
  • The puree can be refrigerated for 3 days or frozen for up to 3 months.





10 min


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