Red Chile - Classic
| 1. Dried
Red chile pods - to fill blender
2. Water - to fill blender (approx 4 to 6 cups)
3. Garlic - 3 to 4 cloves
4. Salt - 1/2 to 1 tsp
5. Oregano - 1/4 to 1/2 tsp
Remove stems, seeds and any molded areas from chile pods
Rinse and clean chile with warm water to remove dirt & soften
Add all ingredients in order listed to fill 1 to 2 qt electric blender - pressing down chile pods to moderately compact chile pods. Secure cap on blender and blend this mixture on high speed for several min -- 4 to 5 min. (Blend chile until it has a smoothie-like consistency). Chile is now prepared --ready to use in Posole or to make into a classic chile sauce.
Classic Chile Sauce
1. Brown 1/2 to 1 lb of ground beef in large (2 to 4 qt) sauce
pan. While cooking add salt & pepper to flavor.
2. Drain excess fat and blot fat with paper towel to render lean
3. Add prepared chile above to cooked ground beef and bring
to a simmer with occ stirring. Allow to cook &blend flavors.
Use as a garnish over beans, eggs, potatoes etc...