Red Chile Con Papas

How to make Red Chile Con Papas


1.5 pounds ground beef, 80/20

2 medium potatoes, peeled, sliced

½ cup onions, diced

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

2 cloves garlic

¼ cup water

1 teaspoon oil

For Red Chile Sauce

1/4 to 1/3 cup dried red chile powder

2 tablespoons oil, we used canola and butter today

2 tablespoons tablespoon all purpose flour

Garlic powder/salt/oregano to personal taste (1/2 teaspoon is a great start)

6 cups vegetable or chicken stock

Instructions for For Red Chile Sauce

Step 1:

Heat oil and add flour to make a light brown roux, move to side and start to toast spices to bloom flavor, then incorporate into the roux.

Step 2:

Cook for a few minutes and then slowly add liquid to desired thickness.

Cook at low boil/simmer for 25–30 minutes.

It will thicken as it cooks.

Step 3:

Delicious to use for enchiladas, burritos and huevos rancheros.

Very affordable way to keep chile in the house ready for meals.

Instructions for Red Chile Con Papas

In a large saucepan, over medium heat, add ground beef, diced onions, salt and pepper. Cook until the meat is no longer pink.

Next, add sliced potatoes, red chili sauce, and stir.

Reduce heat to medium low and simmer until potatoes are tender.

Serve with your favorite sides or over rice.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 500 | Protein: 20 grams | Fat: 30 grams | Saturated Fat: 10 grams | Unsaturated Fat: 15 grams | Carbohydrates: 35 grams | Dietary Fiber: 5 grams | Sugars: 5 grams | Cholesterol: 80 milligrams | Sodium: 1200 milligrams | Potassium: 800 milligrams

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Red Chile Con Papas?

Red Chile Con Papas is a savory dish made with ground beef, sliced potatoes, and a flavorful red chile sauce.

It’s a comforting and hearty dish often served with rice or your favorite sides.

Can I use a different type of meat in this recipe?

Yes, you can substitute the ground beef with other ground meats like turkey or chicken if you prefer a leaner option.

Is the red chile sauce spicy?

The spiciness of the red chile sauce can be adjusted based on personal preference.

You can control the heat by adjusting the amount of dried red chile powder and other spices.

Can I make the red chile sauce in advance?

Absolutely! The red chile sauce can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator.

It’s a versatile sauce that can be used for various dishes.

What sides pair well with Red Chile Con Papas?

Common sides include rice, tortillas, or crusty bread.

You can also add toppings like shredded cheese, sour cream, or fresh cilantro.

How long does it take to cook the potatoes until tender?

The cooking time for the potatoes depends on their thickness.

Generally, simmering over medium-low heat for about 15-20 minutes should make them tender.

Can I freeze Red Chile Con Papas for later?

Yes, you can freeze leftovers in an airtight container.

Reheat it in the microwave or on the stovetop when you’re ready to enjoy it again.

What’s the purpose of making a roux for the red chile sauce?

The roux helps thicken the red chile sauce, giving it a rich and velvety consistency.

It also contributes to the flavor of the sauce.

Can I use store-bought red chile sauce instead?

While homemade is recommended for optimal flavor, you can use store-bought red chile sauce as a time-saving alternative.

Is Red Chile Con Papas a traditional dish?

Yes, it’s a dish inspired by traditional Mexican and Southwestern cuisine, known for its bold flavors and comforting qualities.

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