Red Sauce

Red Sauce

Salsa Roja
4 cups approx.
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chiles rellenos, red sauce, sauce, Tomato
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Red Sauce for Chiles Rellenos recipe from Pati's Mexican Table, Episode 11 "Family Favorites"

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ripe tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 1-inch thick slice of a large white onion, outer skin peeled off (about 2 ounces)
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth

To Prepare

  • Place the tomatoes and garlic in a medium saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until the tomatoes are completely smooth, cooked and mushy.
  • Place tomatoes and garlic in a blender along with the onion and salt, and process until completely smooth.
  • Heat the oil in medium saucepan, set over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, pour in the tomato sauce, cover with a lid partially and simmer for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring here and there. Add the chicken broth, stir and cook for another 6 to 8 minutes, until well seasoned and lightly thickened.

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  1. After making the “Red Sauce” pour into a sauce pan, add a couple of Bay Leaves and chopped Celery. Simmer until celery is translucent and soft. Then spoon over Chile Rellenos ! This is an old recipe handed down from family when I lived in El Paso! Different flavorful twist .

  2. I was a bit confused. Do I put all the water from boiling the tomatoes in the blender too, or just the tomatoes? I did half the water. Not sure I didn’t see in directions

  3. Patti. We have a gazillion ripe tomatoes that need to be used. Will this recipe pressure can well? If so do we add or omit anything? Thanks for all of your fabulous recipes and we love watching your show.

  4. Hello Patti! Love your recipes! When using tomatoes, does it matter if I use Plum tomatoes for certain recipes, or regular vine ripe (round) tomatoes? How do I know which works best for a recipe? Thank you!!!

    1. Any tomatoes will work as long as they are really ripe, Cheryl. I do prefer roma or vine tomatoes to make sauces though…

  5. This red sauce went perfectly with your Chile’s Rellenos recipe! Yummmm! Your recipes never disappoint!!