Dinner With Jim

Ancho-Guajillo Chili Paste

This is an all-purpose chili paste recipe made with ancho and guajillo chili peppers.

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Ancho-Guajillo Chili Paste

This is an all-purpose chili paste recipe made with ancho and guajillo chili peppers. Use it to flavor soups and stews, pasta sauces, slow cooker recipes and so much more. I have this in the refrigerator all the time as a quick go-to for massive flavor.

Ingredients

For The Sauce

  • 8 - 10 ancho chili peppers stemmed and seeded
  • 6 - 8 dried guajillo peppers stemmed and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic chopped
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Add ancho and guajillo peppers to a large bowl and pour boiling water over them. Cover and let sit for about 20 minutes to soften.
  2. Remove from the water and cut off the stems. Slice open and remove the seeds. Drop them into a food processor.
  3. Heat a small pan to medium heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add onion and cook about 4-5 minutes to soften.
  4. Add garlic and cook 1 more minute, stirring a bit. Remove from heat and add to the food processor.
  5. Add a pinch of salt or so and process to form a thick paste.
  6. Transfer to a container and top with a layer of olive oil.
  7. Cover and refrigerate. Should last a couple of weeks.

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