The Fruit Basket ABQ's Recipes

Gloves are recommended when handling Chile Pods!

Frito Pie 4-6 servings

2-3 cups corn chips, 1 medium onion (diced), 1 lb. cooked ground meat or turkey. 1-1/2 cups red Chile sauce and 1 cup grated cheddar cheese. In a greased casserole dish layer all ingredients starting with the chips, then the meat, onion if desired and the sauce. Repeat and top off with cheese. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Red Chile Sauce

Using The Fruit Basket Red Chile Pods, first remove the stems and seeds. Soak the pods in water or simmer on the stove for about 10 minutes. Place the Chile in a blender with ¼ cup water and puree until smooth. Cloves of garlic can be added if desired. Add more water as needed for the consistency you want. Use 6 to 8 pods at a time. This will make the puree smoother and easier to work with. In a pan, add water or bouillon to desired thickness, add salt, Mexican oregano and cumin to taste, simmer 20 minutes. Meat can be added. Red Chile sauce can be used with burritos, eggs, potatoes, beans and to marinate meats and poultry. Add to any vegetarian dish for a rich New Mexican flavor!

Easy Enchiladas

Using The Fruit Basket Red Chile Pods, first remove the stems and seeds. Soak the pods in water or simmer on the stove for about 10 minutes. Place the Chile in a blender with ¼ cup water and puree until smooth. Cloves of garlic can be added if desired. Add more water as needed for the consistency you want. Use 6 to 8 pods at a time. This will make the puree smoother and easier to work with. In a pan, add water or bouillon to desired thickness, add salt, Mexican oregano and cumin to taste, simmer 20 minutes. Meat can be added.

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