Poison Beans


Substitute for Sauce from Asado de Puerco

Substitute for Sauce from Asado de Puerco

Recipe Yield

1 cup approximately

Cooking time

10 minutes

Rate this recipe

5 from 3 votes


  • 1 ancho chile stemmed and seeded
  • 1 guajillo chile stemmed and seeded
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt

To Prepare

  • On a preheated comal over medium heat toast the ancho and guajillo chiles for about a minute per side. Transfer to a small saucepan and add the garlic clove, cover with water, and set over medium-high heat. Cook for about 10 minutes, until the chiles are rehydrated.
  • Place the chiles and garlic in the jar of a blender along with a cup of their cooking liquid and the oregano, cumin, and salt. Puree until completely smooth.


4comments inSubstitute for Sauce from Asado de Puerco

  1. Ann foster

    Apr 06

    Do you happen to have a list of peppers and their tastes?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 10

      Hey Anne, if you go to my website patijinich.com and search for a particular pepper, you will find that for some I have individual blog entries, for example, for poblano, you can check out https://patijinich.com/poblano_peppers/ or for pasilla https://patijinich.com/pasilla_chile/ 🙂

  2. Molenda

    Feb 13

    Hi Pati I just love your Recipes but I’m a little confused how to use this Sauce from Asado de Puerco, do we use it like cooking Meat in Adobo or do we use it like a Salsa ? Please let me know it really sounds delicious

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 08

      You could use it as both, but I like it better as a salsa 🙂

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