Irma's Red Enchilada Sauce (Salsa De Chile Rojo) Recipe

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Irma's Red Enchilada Sauce  (Salsa De Chile Rojo)
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  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Place chiles on a wire cooling rack on a baking sheet.
  3. Roast 4-5 minutes, NO MORE THEY LL TURN BITTER!
  4. Let them cool to touch.
  5. Cut tops off, split in two with a sharp knife.
  6. Remove seeds and veins, the soft part that holds the seeds.
  7. Cover with boiling water, let steep an hour.
  8. Remove each half to a platter and scrape the pulp with the edge of a spoon. After handling chiles wash your hands with warm water and baking soda to nutralize the chile juice. It's an acid. You can safely wash your eyes too.
  9. Combine all ingredients including the water in a sauce pan.
  10. Bring to a simmer, simmer for 15 minutes.
  11. Stirring occasionly.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 177.93 Kcal (745 kJ)
Calories from fat 90.65 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.07g 15%
Sodium 1571.21mg 65%
Potassium 384.92mg 8%
Total Carbs 20.85g 7%
Sugars 7.91g 32%
Dietary Fiber 3.26g 13%
Protein 1.6g 3%
Vitamin C 6.2mg 10%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Calcium 34.6mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 101.83 Kcal (426 kJ)
Calories from fat 51.88 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.76g 15%
Sodium 899.17mg 65%
Potassium 220.28mg 8%
Total Carbs 11.93g 7%
Sugars 4.52g 32%
Dietary Fiber 1.87g 13%
Protein 0.91g 3%
Vitamin C 3.5mg 10%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 0.9mg 9%
Calcium 19.8mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.7
  • 5

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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