Ancho Chile Paste
|Ancho chiles||3 (dried)|
|Water||6 Cup (96 tbs)|
|Lime juice||2 Tablespoon|
|Olive oil||1 Tablespoon|
Wash chiles, and place in a large saucepan; add 6 cups water.
Place a bowl or plate over chiles to keep them submerged.
Cover and bring To a boil.
Remove from heat, and let chiles stand, covered, 2 hours or until chiles are softened.
Remove and discard stems and seeds.
Place chiles in container of an electric blender or food processor,- top with cover, and process until smooth, scraping sides of container occasionally with a spatula.
Add lime juice and olive oil; process until mixture is combined.
Store in refrigerator or freezer.
Use Ancho Chile Paste as a flavoring in Southwestern dishes, stews, or chili.