Herdez Red Guajillo Mexican Cooking Sauce

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If you can handle a jalapeño, you can handle the heat of a guajillo chile.A guajillo pepper is not as hot as a jalapeño.

The spiciest guajillo can reach 5,000 Scoville heat units.

If the sauce is too thick, add some water. Dont add too much. About 1/2 cup water. Just enough to be able to strain the sauce.

Then add some more water to the blender. Just to get any remaining sauce that might be lingering at the bottom of the blender.

Pro Tip: If you are going to be cooking the sauce with chicken, you can use chicken broth instead of water. Or beef broth if you are cooking with beef.

  • Strain the sauce.
  • With the back of your cooking spoon, push out as much of the sauce.
  • Discard any bit and pieces left in the strainer.

Guajillo Sauce freezes extremely well. Put it into a freezable plastic bag, removing as much air as possible. It lasts up to 5 months in the freezer or up to 5 days in the fridge.

Word to the Wise: Make two batches. One to use now, and another to freezer for later.

The strained sauce goes back in the pot and gets boiled. To freeze, you need the sauce to cool.

How To Make Guajillo Sauce

First, dry toast the dried guajillo peppers in a skillet over medium high heat. Toast them a couple minutes per side, until they start to puff up slightly.

Cool, then set them into a heavy bowl with enough hot water to cover them. You shouldn’t need more than a few cups of water.

Let them soak for 20 to 30 minutes, or until they become very soft. Some dried chiles can soften in 15 minutes or less. Remove them and place them in a blender or food processor. Reserve 1 cup of the dark soaking water, if desired.

Heat the olive oil in the same heated pan. Cook the onion about 3 minutes, or until it becomes translucent.

Add the garlic and cook another minute, until you can smell the garlic.

Add them to the food processor along with the sea salt and cumin.

Pour in the reserved soaking liquid and process to form a sauce or smooth puree. It will be very thick at this point. Or, use water to thin it out.

Add in more water, a half cup at a time, until you achieve your desired consistency.

Strain, if desired, and serve as needed.

Boom! Easy enough, my friends! Use it to add zest and zing and HUGE flavor to so many different meals.

Roasted Chicken Thighs Adobadas

This recipe is inspired by one that my friend Yolanda gave me. She told me that it was passed down to her by a sister-in-law from the state of Sinaloa. In case you didnt know, we love to eat chicken in Mexico: from the rotisserie-style chicken to the chicken split open and roasted over a charcoal grill.

In addition to those, we have chicken adobado, where the chicken is coated with a delicious sauce made out of dried peppers, spices, and an acid agent and then baked.

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How To Make Roasted Chicken Thighs Adobadas



  • Mix HERDEZ Red Guajillo salsa, oil, lime juice, garlic, and the rest of the spices in a large bowl. Season with salt.
  • Add the chicken thighs and toss well, making sure they are all covered in the sauce. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap. Marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Adjust oven rack to lowest position and heat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and grease with vegetable oil or spray oil.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade. Place chicken thighs with the skin side up on the baking sheet. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer register 165F when inserted near the bone.

Serve with warm corn tortillas, guacamole, and mild salsa.

¡Buen provecho!

What Are The Best Toppings For Beef Tacos

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This is the fun part about tacos – you can add just about anything you want to your shredded beef taco. For a healthier version, leave out the potatoes and add some guacamole, shredded lettuce, and some fresh tomatoes.

Some people like to add cilantro lime rice to their tacos, or they just serve it on the side.

For some color and crunch, sprinkle a handful of corn kernels on top. Finally, if you like cilantro, add a few sprigs to the tacos too.

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Ingredients: Water, guajillo pepper, tomato paste, distilled vinegar, iodized salt, soybean oil dehydrated onion, garlic powder, xanthan gum, and natural flavors.


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About Guajillo Peppers Why They Are So Great

The Guajillo is one of the most popular chili peppers in Mexican cuisine. It is the dried form of the mirasol pepper. The peppers are grown then dried, and are then called guajillo peppers. It is a mild to moderately hot pepper with dark red skin, with a flavor described as either fruity or green-tea like, with hints of berries.

Guajillo chilies are very common in Mexican cooking for making mole sauce, salsas and sauces, like this wonderful guajillo sauce that goes great on anything.

I often buy them in bulk, as I can find them in large plastic bags at my local grocery store. I make tons of sauces from them.

Let’s talk about how to make guajillo sauce, shall we?

History Of Shredded Beef Tacos

Guajillo Chile Sauce

Shredded beef cooked in a dried pepper sauce is one of the many common fillings for the popular Tacos Mañaneros and Tacos de Canasta .

The type of peppers and spices used differ from state to state and region to region. The tacos are served warm with salsa verde and pickled jalapeño peppers and, in some states, topped with shredded cabbage or lettuce.

This recipe is inspired by one of my aunts. I remember how she would make flour tortilla tacos with this meat and serve them for breakfast for me and my cousins. These memories come back to me every time I prepare this recipe.

Even though this dish contains Guajillo peppers, it is not that spicy since the Guajillo peppers are mild, even more so when the tomato is added to the sauce. This makes it an enjoyable dish for kids, too).

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Simmer The Meat And Fill The Tacos

  • Add the shredded meat and the cooked potatoes, and season with salt. Keep cooking for about 15-18 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.
  • Warm the tortillas and form the taquitos by placing some filling in the center of each tortilla and fold or roll. Garnish with a side of lettuce, tomato slices, and crumbled cheese.

Why You’ll Love These Shredded Beef Tacos

If you are looking for a quick and easy recipe to get you out of a cooking slump, then I found the perfect one for you! The beef is seasoned perfectly and falls apart on the fork. It’s all topped with the perfect blend of authentic Mexican spices and wrapped in a portable tortilla.

These shredded beef tacos are super easy to customize. You can add anything you want to them, but I highly suggest you give the potatoes a try! They melt in my mouth and fill me up. They are the perfect thing to add to your beef tacos.

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Recipe Ideas For Guajillo Sauce

See my Mexican Recipes for even more ideas.

That’s it, my friends. I hope you enjoy it! Let me know how yours turns out, and how you wind up serving it. I’d love to hear!

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