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Green Chile Enchilada Sauce

This is New Mexico-style.


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups green chile, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water

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  1. Heat a saucepan over medium heat; add oil and sauté the garlic for 1 or 2 minutes or until it is just soft but not browned.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, bring them to a boil, and simmer them for 10 to 15 minutes or until the liquid is almost gone and the remaining sauce is fairly thick.

Yield: about 2 cups