Salsa Chili Ancho
Authentic Mexican Recipe

This simple blended mixture provides bold, authentic flavor for “village style” enchiladas. Because it relies on dried chiles for flavor, this is an easy salsa to whip up on short notice, even when you have little fresh produce on hand.

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~ water
6 ounces dried, whole chili Anchos
1/2 small onion, cut in chunks
4 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground cloves
1+ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1+ teaspoon salt
1 cup chili cooking liquid
  1. Fill a saucepan half-full with water and add the dried chilies. Bring the water to a lively simmer and cook the chilies until softened--Approximately one hour.
  2. Working in two batches, place the cooked Ancho chiles, onion, garlic, cumin, cloves, pepper and chile cooking liquid in a blender. Process until smooth.
  3. Remove from the blender and serve.

Preparation Time: 
Approximately one-hour and ten minutes.