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Catholic Recipe: Red Chili Sauce


  • 1 cup red chili pulp
  • 3 tablespoons fat (i.e., bacon grease or lard)
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • Dash of oregano
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ cup water


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Origin: United States California Missions


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One of the traditional foods eaten in the California Missions; a combination of Spanish/Mexican/Native American cultures.

This would be a condiment to serve in honor of Junipero Serra.


Heat the fat in a heavy skillet, add the minced onion and garlic, and cook until golden brown. Add the flour, blend well, then add the chili pulp, oregano, salt, and water. Simmer for 30 minutes. If the sauce seems too hot, add a little tomato sauce or a small chopped fresh tomato.

Recipe Source: California Missions: A Complete Pictorial History and Visitor's Guide, The by Sunset Editors, Sunset Books, 1979