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Celia's Traditional Mexican Home Cooking - Tomato Sauce for Chiles Rellenos

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  Onions 2 Medium, chopped finely
  Cilantro 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Garlic clove 2 Large, chopped
  Tomato sauce 1 Can (10 oz)
  Water 1 Can (10 oz)
  Oregano 1 Pinch, dried and crushed
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Pinch

1.Chop the onions, garlic and cilantro.

2.Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat, add olive oil.
3.Add onions and garlic sauté over medium heat, until soft and transparent.
4. When the onions are tender add cilantro and oregano and sauté for less than a minute.
5.Add tomato sauce, dilute the tomato sauce with water and add sugar to neutralize the acidity of the tomato.
6.Simmer the mixture over low heat uncovered for 15-20 minutes so that all the flavors marry together.

7.Serve the sauce with Chiles Rellenos or with fried or baked meat or fish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 266 Calories from Fat 139

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.2%

Saturated Fat 2.2 g10.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1014 mg42.2%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.6%

Dietary Fiber 6.1 g24.3%

Sugars 14 g

Protein 5 g9.3%

Vitamin A 83.1% Vitamin C 72.4%

Calcium 9.7% Iron 14.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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