Canned green chilies will not give the flavor of the fresh chilies. Frozen chilies are almost as good as fresh. Definitely better than can.


  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbs. oil
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 12 New Mexican green chiles, roasted , peeled, & chopped.
  • 1 3/4 cups water


Saute onion and garlic in the oil until soft. Stir in the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, and reduce to a simmer. Cook 30 minutes.

Makes 3 cups
VARIATION Add 2 medium tomatoes, chopped.

You can even use this sauce to make green chile cheese enchaladas.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: "Green Chile Bible"
Submitted By: S Barnett

Green Chile sauce