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New Mexico Green Green Chile Sauce

November  6, 2021
5 Stars
Photo by Laurel Wyckoff
Author Notes

If you can find roasted Hatch green chiles, that’s great! But even in New Mexico there are all kinds of green chiles from Lemitar to Big Jim’s and Sandias. In New Mexico you can buy them frozen and already roasted and chopped from Bueno Foods, or you can buy them roasted buy locals and peel and seed them yourself. The hard core New Mexicans buy them by the burlap sack and have them roasted at the farm stands. You may have to roast them yourself on your barbecue. Anaheim chiles are close, as are poblanos if you can’t find New Mexico green chiles. This sauce is fabulous on huevos rancheros, over enchiladas or breakfast burritos and smothered with Jack cheese. The prep time will increase by about 20 minutes if you can’t find chiles already roasted, peeled and chopped. Even more if you have to roast them yourself in a grill or broiler. —Laurel Wyckoff

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 30 minutes
  • makes 6 cups
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Roasted medium hot (or your preference of mild or hot) green chiles peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 quart Low sodium chicken stock or water
  • 1 Big yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 Garlic cloves chopped
  • 1.5 tablespoons Tony Chachere’s Creole Instant Roux Mix (not traditional) or a slurry of cornstarch and a couple tablespoons of water
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. In a wide skillet or sauce pan, sauté the onion in about a tablespoon of vegetable oil for about 10 minutes over medium low heat.
  2. Increase heat to medium and add green chiles. Sauté until they dry out a little.
  3. Add garlic and sauté until it you detect the aroma about 30 seconds.
  4. Add chicken stock or water. And bring to a boil. The. Turn down to a simmer for about 10 minutes (or more).
  5. Sprinkle in the roux mix while whisking the sauce to avoid lumps. Bring back to a simmer and let thicken slightly.
  6. Your New Mexico green chile sauce is ready to use or you can allow it to cool and freeze it.

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