New Mexican chile powder gives this sauce an authentic spicy, slightly bitter flavor. You can get a similar flavor by substituting 7 tablespoons top-quality sweet paprika mixed with 1 tablespoon ground red pepper. Don't use commercial chili powder in its place, though. Serve with meat, vegetables, or as enchilada sauce.
1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup New Mexico chile powder
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can vegetable broth
How to Make It
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 4 minutes. Add chile powder and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.