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ancho chile paste in a bowl.

Ancho Chile Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Amy Duska


  • 5 dried peppers
  • 6 cups water
  • salt to taste


  • Remove the stems from the dried peppers. (Remove the seeds if you want less heat)
  • Place them in a heat safe bowl and cover with boiling water. Let sit for 20-30 minutes, until the peppers have become soft
  • Put the peppers and a two tablespoons of the steeping water into a blender and puree until smooth. Add salt to taste.


Store in a covered container in the fridge for up to 7 days.


Calories: 3kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Calcium: 45mg