Red Chile Sauce

Here in the Land of Enchantment (New Mexico, USA), the official state question is “Red or Green?” Chile that is!

My personal favorite is red chile. It can be used in breakfast burritos, omelets, and scrambled eggs. It goes great on hamburgers and steaks. It makes wonderful chile, cheese fries.

How hot should you make it? As hot as you like! A friend once told me the perfect level of heat made sweat break out on your brow when you ate it. Of course, he had a cast iron stomach!


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 4 Tbsp. red chile powder (mild, medium, hot, extra hot, or a combination)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 toes garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tsp. salt


  1. Heat oil in a pan.
  2. Add flour and brown.
  3. Add red chile powder and mix.
  4. Add water and stir until lumps are dissolved.
  5. Add garlic and salt.
  6. Simmer 15 to 30 minutes on medium heat.

Makes approximately 2 cups of sauce. Sauce may be refrigerated or frozen.