Our BUENO® Signature Red Chile Sauce is a traditional favorite and the basis for many New Mexican dishes.


BUENO® Signature Red Chile Sauce

Our grandmother always added a pinch of sugar at the conclusion of the simmer to enhance the inherent sweetness of New Mexican red chile.
4.23 from 74 votes
Cuisine New Mexican
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 42 kcal


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. unbleached flour
  • 14 oz. container BUENO® Red Chile Puree
  • or
  • BUENO® Special Reserve Puree thawed
  • 14-20 oz. water depending on your desired consistency
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ tsp. BUENO® Oregano
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar


  • Heat olive oil in a 12 inch skillet over medium high heat.
    1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Add flour and stir until golden brown, making a roux, about 2 minutes.
    1 Tbsp. unbleached flour
  • Add red chile and water. Stir to eliminate any lumps.
    14 oz. container BUENO® Red Chile Puree, or, 14-20 oz. water, BUENO® Special Reserve Puree
  • Add garlic, oregano, and salt. Stir and bring to a boil.
    2 garlic cloves, ¼ tsp. BUENO® Oregano, ½ tsp. salt
  • Reduce heat and simmer with skillet uncovered 20-25 minutes.
  • Add sugar and stir. Simmer another 5 minutes.
    1 tsp. sugar


The longer you simmer, the thicker the sauce gets.
Only two ounces of this sauce provide half of the recommended daily allowance for Vitamin A.


Calories: 42kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 130mgPotassium: 7mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 0.1mg
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