New Mexico Green Chile Sauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 103.0
  • Total Fat: 7.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.4 mg
  • Sodium: 354.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 2.7 g

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This sauce is what you while find on your enchiladas in a New Mexican restaurant after you answers "green" to the servers question of "red or green?" This sauce is what you while find on your enchiladas in a New Mexican restaurant after you answers "green" to the servers question of "red or green?"
Number of Servings: 12


    1 tbsp of canola oil
    half a large onion, diced
    3 chopped garlic cloves
    1/3 cup of flour
    2 tbsp of ground cumin
    1 tbsp onion powder
    1 tbsp garlic powder
    1 tbsp salt (can be adjusted to taste)
    2 cups chicken broth
    2 cups of canned green chiles (may be called chillis in some markets)


Start by heating canola oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat. When it shimmers, add the onion chopped garlic cloves. When the onion starts to become translucent, add the flour, ground cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, salt . Cook until the flour has browned. Add chicken broth, and whisk to mix in the flour. Bring to a boil, and then add the canned green chiles. Stir and allow to simmer until thick. Test thickness by dipping a spoon in the sauce, and then running your finger across it. If the sauce leaves a clear line where you wiped, the sauce is ready.
Can be poured over almost any Mexican dish, but is really good over a tortilla and cheese, or with tortilla chips when warm.
Makes 8 servings of slightly less than 1/2 cup.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LADY_DARAINE.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Samstark is confused. This is exactly how we make our New Mexico green chile sauce. The only exception is we use our own frozen roasted green chile instead of canned. We eat it over eggs almost every day. - 3/19/16

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    Very Good
    Very good green chile! I added some chunk pork to make it a full dinner instead of side dish. I order a bowl of chile with a tortilla when I go for lunch. (I'm from Southern Colorado almost New Mexico ha ) - 1/23/09

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    Very Good
    Tasty and easy. Add the tomatillos, too if you like. Green chile recipes vary greatly and no one has the market cornered. - 8/6/07

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    Green Sauce is made from tomatillos not green chilis. I would suggesrt not using this recipe to make green sauce. Email me for the "real" green sauce recipe. - 8/1/07

    Reply from LADY_DARAINE (7/19/08)
    So you are the only one who knows how to make green sauce? Ever think about how the recipe changes depending on where you are? There is a reason this is called "New Mexico" green sauce - because that is how we do it there, at least in the south.