Saturday, August 11, 2007

Ranchero Sauce

1 tablespoon butter or bacon drippings
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 jalapeño pepper, chopped
1 large garlic clove, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cups canned chicken broth
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add next 6 ingredients and sauté until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Add broth and tomato sauce and cook until sauce thickens and reduces to 1 1/2 cups, stirring frequently, about 20 minutes. Mix in cilantro.

Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

Bon Appétit
November 1992
Linda Archer: Orlando, Florida