Chile-Raisin Enchilada Sauce
Simple cheese enchiladas are the perfect vehicle to show off a mouthwatering sauce. Try this sauce on our Cheese Enchilada Casserole for spicy flavor with a hint of sweetness.
- Yield: Makes 2 1/2 cups
Source: Everyday Food, March 2011
- 6 ancho chiles
- 1 cup diced white onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 cup water
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup minced golden raisins
- 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- Pinch of sugar
In a medium bowl, cover chiles with boiling water. Let stand until softened, 15 minutes. Drain, stem, and seed chiles, then transfer to a blender with onion, garlic, and water. Puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve and discard solids. In a medium pot, heat oil over high until shimmering. Add chile mixture, raisins, and broth and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vinegar and sugar. Season to taste with salt and pepper.