New Mexico Red Chile Recipe • I am New Mexico

New Mexico Red Chile Recipe

Well, you know as well as I do that there are about a dozen different ways to make red chile, if not more. Some require ingredients that you probably don’t use and others are just packed with flavor and don’t require many ingredients. This New Mexico red chile recipe is one of the easiest as well as one of the best tasting, as you’ll find out after making it. Enjoy.

Red Chile Recipe

New Mexico Red Chile / Photo ©2017 I am New Mexico


  • 20 Dried Hot or X-Hot New Mexico Red Chile Pods
  • 3 Tablespoons Manteca (Lard or Bacon Grease)
  • 1/4 Cup Garlic (chopped finely)
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 3 Cups Water


  1. Remove all stems and seed from chile pods (leaving them will make chile taste bitter)
  2. Submerge red chile pods, then boil till they become soft.
  3. Strain water from red chile pods(some people like to use this water later in the process)
  4. Heat lard in large skillet on a high temperature
  5. Put softened red chile pods into hot grease
  6. Add garlic and flour
  7. Turn ingredients in skillet until flour has browned
  8. Transfer to blender, add salt, then blend on high setting for about 5 minutes
  9. Strain through sifter to remove any large pieces that didn’t blend and transfer to large pot
  10. Simmer at medium-low temp for 20-30 minutes
  11. Serve with your favorite New Mexican food!
  12. Enjoy!

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