Authentic Homemade Ranchero Sauce Recipe
This is the best ranchero sauce recipe I have ever tasted, with a base of diced tomato, jalapeno and onion, seasoned with a mixture of chili powders and seasonings. Perfect on huevos rancheros or any Mexican or Tex Mex dish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion chopped
- 2 jalapeno peppers chopped
- 4 cloves garlic chopped
- 16 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1 cup chicken broth
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro or more as desired
- 1 tablespoon ancho powder
- 1 tablespoon guajillo powder
- 1 tablespoon chipotle powder
- 1 teaspoon cayenne
- 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Juice from 1 lime optional
Heat a large pan to medium-high heat and add the olive oil.
Cook the onions and peppers down about 5 minutes to soften.
Add the garlic and cook another minute, stirring a bit.
Add the tomato and chicken broth. Stir.
Stir in the cilantro and seasonings.
Bring to a quick boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes to let the flavors develop. The sauce will thicken up for you.
Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor and pour in the lime juice. I used my stick blender.
Process until nice and smooth.
Use immediately or store in the refrigerator in a covered glass container.
Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.8mg