Red Chili Tomato Sauce
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Red Chili Tomato Sauce

A simple recipe for spicy red chili tomato sauce, a delicious condiment for just about anything. 10 simple pantry ingredients. 10 Minutes. Gluten-Free. Low-Carb. Keto. Paleo. Whole 30.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 34kcal
Author: Roche Woodworth


  • 10-12 Dried Red Chili Peppers
  • 1.5 Cups Water
  • 1/2 Cup Tomato Paste
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1.5 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/4 Small Onion


  • Preheat the oven to 400F/200C.
  • Toast the chili peppers in the oven until they just start to darken and give off a nice aroma.
  • Let the chilis cool down, and then remove the stems and seeds.
  • Soak the peppers in the hot water for an hour then drain. 
  • Add all the ingredients in a blender, except the tomato paste. Blend until very fine.
  • Next, add everything to a sauce pan or small pot, including tomato paste over a low heat.
  • Bring to a simmer and stir occasionally until thickened, about 10 minutes.


Tips and Tricks:

1. Keep a sharp eye when toasting the chili peppers. You want them to just start to darken, because if you toast them too much, they will get bitter. Check the post above for a photo explaination.


Calories: 34kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 382mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 326IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg