We do Secret Santafor our extended family, but I like to get a little something for everyone. It’s weird not having my dad’s tamales around, and I totally cannot master the masa portion of the recipe, however, I rock at making the red chile! So I went with that! I made twelve jars of my dad’s red chile sauce, and sealed them in jars and made labels for them. Everyone loved them! It was a happy way to celebrate his spirit and to incorporate him into the festivities! Read more after the jump…
DeAngelo helped me deseed six bags of dried chiles. We used three hot and three mild. After we deseeded the pods, we boiled all the chiles in a big pot, seasoned them, and then liquefied them in the food processor. We used beef broth and water from the chile pot and added more seasoning. After that we made a gravy from oil and flour and mixed it all together. Can you say TASTY??? I kept one big batch for us to red chile burritos, and the rest I poured into jars and handed them to family out on Christmas day.
My goal for next year is to master the masa!
Love & light,