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Mexican Red Sauce for Burritos | Sizzling Spicy Red Sauce

Experience the genuine flavor of Mexican Red Sauce for Burritos through our delectable Sauce, made with the freshest ingredients and perfectly spiced.

Mexican Red Sauce for Burritos | Sizzling Spicy Red Sauce

Mexican Red Sauce for Burritos | Sizzling Spicy Red Sauce

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 60 kcal


  • 8 dried red chili peppers
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 white onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Start by deseeding the dried chili peppers and soaking them in hot water for about 30 minutes to rehydrate.
  • In a blender, combine the rehydrated chili peppers, tomatoes, onion, and garlic. Blend until you get a smooth paste.
  • Then, take a pot and heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chili-tomato paste and sauté for about 2–3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth and mix well.
  • Add the ground cumin, dried oregano, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir well to combine.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let simmer for about 15–20 minutes. The sauce should thicken slightly.
  • Once done, remove from heat and let cool. The sauce is now ready to be used in your favorite burrito recipes or stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator for future use.

Some Dishes That Can Be Paired with This Mexican Red Sauce for Burritos

Here are some dishes that can be paired alongside Mexican Red Sauce for Burritos:


Use the red sauce as an enchilada sauce. Fill tortillas with cheese, meat, or beans, roll them up, and smother with the red sauce before baking.


Whether chicken, fish, or beef tacos, a drizzle of this red sauce can add a spicy kick.


This traditional Mexican dish of lightly fried corn tortillas cut into quarters and topped with red sauce can be made even better with this spicy version.


Dip your cheese or chicken-stuffed quesadillas into the red sauce for an extra layer of flavor.


Drizzle the red sauce over a plate of nachos topped with cheese, jalapenos, and other toppings, or use it as a dip on the side.


Whether chicken, beef, or veggie fajitas, the red sauce can be used as a condiment on the side or drizzled over the top.


Pour some red sauce over steamed tamales for a spicy kick.

Rice Bowls

Mix the red sauce into rice bowls with veggies, beans, and protein of your choice.

Huevos Rancheros

Pour the red sauce over fried eggs set atop tortillas for a traditional Mexican breakfast.


Dip these deep-fried burritos in the red sauce or pour it over.

Mexican Lasagna

Use the red sauce in layers between tortillas, cheese, meat, and veggies.

Grilled Meats

Use the red sauce as a marinade for meats like steak or chicken before grilling, or serve it as a dipping sauce on the side.

Mexican-style Pizza

Spread the red sauce on a pizza base, top with cheese, meats, veggies, and bake.

Stuffed Peppers

Drizzle the sauce over peppers stuffed with rice and meat before baking.

Mexican Soup or Stew

Add a few tablespoons of the red sauce to Mexican soups or stews like Pozole or Menudo for added depth of flavor.

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