Ancho Chili Paste
Submitted by: Bob from Milwaukee, WI
Yield: 1 cup
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- Pour hot water over five dried ancho chile peppers.
- Soak until chilies are soft. Rinse chilies, discard stems and remove seeds.
- Place in blender or food processor and grind into a paste. Add more water if needed.
After blending the Ancho peppers create a roux with 2 tbs shortening and 2 tbs flour. Add blended peppers, 1 tbs sugar and 1 tsp salt and stir until it thickens. Makes great enchilada sauce.