Authentic New Mexico Recipe for Homemade Green Chile Sauce

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Manic:  Been so busy wrapping up summer and diving into back to school plans since my kids go back next Monday, that I haven’t had time to post on my beloved blog!

Managed:  So here is a recipe that I ran a few years ago that is my most read recipe on my blog ever.  And it is my sister-in-law Kathy’s recipe from her New Mexico roots for yummy and easy homemade green chile sauce.  Make this sauce and pour over burritos or any other Mexican food recipe.  You will love this and I love the very sweet and thoughtful little recipe book that she made me one Christmas that is filled with some of her other delicious recipes, too….



First the Homemade Green Chile Sauce — Easy & Pleasing!

What You Need:

1 cup blended green chile (I used Anaheim Chiles and it came out great)

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

2/3 cup water

1/4 cup flour

2 cans cream of mushroom soup

1/2 teaspoon salt

What You Do:

1.  Place peeled and seeded green chiles into blender (about 4 to 6).  (I took out the seeds in the Anaheim, but I did not peel.)

2.  Blend them to a pesto consistency.

Here is what the Anaheim chiles looked like after I blended. Love the color!

3.  Add garlic powder, salt, flour, soup and water.  Blend until smooth.

All ingredients getting ready to be blended into a yummy sauce.
What sauce looks like after blending.


4.  Place in a medium-sized sauce pan and bring to boil, stirring constantly.

Be sure to stir constantly when bringing to a boil to stop sticking.

5.  Turn down to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to stop sticking.

Now read on to see how to make the smothered burritoes, that my family loved….

Green Chile Smothered Burritos

What You Need:

I love that you use the homemade green chile sauce that we just made!

1 can refried beans (however, I used black beans with jalapenos mixed in instead since my family likes black beans)

1 lb. ground beef

flour tortillas

1/4 lb. cheddar cheese

homemade green chile sauce that you just made 🙂

1 Tablespoon Schilling Chopped Onion

What You Do:

1.  Brown ground beef with the onion.  Drain.

2.  Heat beans in a sauce pan until warmed.

3.  Heat green chile sauce.

4.  Grate cheddar cheese and warm tortillas in the microwave for 10 to 20 seconds each.

5.   Spread one tablespoon each of meat, beans, sauce and cheese in each tortilla.

Basic ingredients from recipe fill the tortilla, but feel free to add any other fixings. Get creative!

6.   Roll up and cover with sauce. 



Done and yum! Add diced tomatoes, lettuce and grated cheese on top to give the dish some color. This manic managed mom had to run out the door after this, so I didn’t have time to add the garnishings, but I recommend that you top it with extras 🙂

So delicious and my kitchen smelled good, too!  The homemade green chile sauce smelled so good!

Thank you to my sister-in-law, Kathy, who took the time to make me my little cook book several years ago.  It is a treasure and I love her New Mexico-style cooking.

What are your favorite fixings to put in a tortilla?  Share here in the comments section and enjoy this recipe!