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New Mexico Red Chile (Whole30 Compliant)

Traditional NM Red Chile sauce recipe, recreated to be Whole30 friendly!


  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 containter Bueno Red Chile (frozen chile puree, thawed)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2-3 tbsp Arrowroot Flour (I've also used almond and coconut flour)
  • 1 tbsp olive or avocado oil


  • Add oil to saucepan or pot, medium heat
  • Add diced onion and sautee until onion is translucent
  • Add minced garlic and lightly sautee
  • Add ground beef and salt to pot and cook through
  • Add arrowroot flour to mixture and stir well. Allow flour to "brown" for a few minutes
  • Add the red chile puree to the pot and stir well
  • Fill the red chile container with water and add to pot. (for a thicker chile add only 3/4 of the container)
  • Stir again and bring to a soft boil
  • Lower heat to low and allow to simmer, at least 20 minutes.
  • Enjoy the spicy, savory flavor!


You can also make this recipe with powdered NM chile. Use the same instructions as above but use a ratio of 2 tbsp chile powder for each tbsp of arrowroot flour.
For example, for the quantity above:
I would add 2 tbsp arrowroot flour to the ground beef mixture and brown as recipe calls for. Then incorporate 4 tbsp chile powder. Once that is combined, add 1 1/2 - 2 cups of water and stir. Then continue to follow boil/simmer instructions above.