This is a deliciously rich and hot chilli paste, made by simmering together dried chillies and pureeing them until smooth. Feel free to play around with the dried chillies of your choice. It's the perfect spicy condiment.
Dried ancho and guajillo chillies can be purchased in Hispanic speciality shops or online.
For a smokier chilli paste, use 2 or more dried chipotle chillies (available in Hispanic speciality shops or online).
This recipe sounds awesome. I have not tried it yet, but I can't wait to make it. I have been looking for sauces such as this and I'm hoping it turns out as good as it sounds - 21 Jun 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Made the chile sauce. Now I need to make enchilada's or something to try it out. Too hot right now to cook. The sauce taste good. - 13 Aug 2013 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Very, very good. It came out the consistency of a sauce, not a paste. No reason to buy store-bought versions, trust me. I added 2 dried chipotle peppers as written in the notes. Thank you Pasquale for the recipe. - 19 Feb 2016 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)