Guajillo Paste II

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While you can make guajillo (or any) chile paste with just the dried chiles you can create a more flavorful finished sauce by adding some additional ingredients.  This is a  slightly more complex paste that includes tomato paste and garlic.

This sauce can be heated and thinned with some broth to create a nice sauce for enchiladas or over roasted meats and chicken.

Note: The prep time includes 30 minutes for soaking the chiles.

  • Prep40 min |
  • Total40 min |
  • ServesN/A



Tear chiles in pieces and place in a medium bowl.  Bring water to a boil and pour over chiles. Soak chiles for about 30 minutes until pliable.  

Add chiles and remaining ingredients to a blender and puree.  You can use the soaking water to thin the mixture as desired.

To store the paste place it in a small, tightly-sealed jar or other container.  Store refrigerated for about 2 weeks.  This sauce freezes well too.

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