(Chile Colorado) Some cooks add oregano, cumin, onion, and garlic to their red chile sauce; some use broth. But with good chiles, the sauce is just as often left very plain, and made very spicy. Chile colorado is eaten with burritos, enchiladas, beans, posole, and other bean- or corn-based foods.
- 3 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp. flour
- 6 tbsp. ground red chile, preferably Chimayó
- 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped
- 2 cups water
- 1⁄2 tsp. salt or more to taste