Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  52
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  3 g
  • Fat  4 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  118 mg
  • Potassium  134 mg
  • Phosphorus  24 mg
  • Calcium  23 mg
  • Fiber  2.3 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 vegetable, high potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Chili powder burns easily so stir frequently and be careful not to let your pan get too hot.
  • Make chili powder from dried chilies or use store bought chili powder.
  • Sauce keeps for 1 week in the refrigerator.
  • Use this sauce to make the Chile Colorado recipe from

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Chile Colorado Sauce (Basic Red Chili Sauce)

My husband is on a low potassium diet, and the notes say it is high in potassium. Any substitutes to make it lower in potassium? Dietitian comment: A 1/4 cup serving has 134 mg potassium which is considered low potassium.

Apr. 04, 2018, 9:11 AM
Chile Colorado Sauce (Basic Red Chili Sauce)
gettie01 says:

I love this sauce.....I make 3 mini New Mexico Enchiladas with cheese and onions. Awesome!

Jul. 24, 2017, 9:58 PM
Chile Colorado Sauce (Basic Red Chili Sauce)
iowagirl says:

If you can find them, ground chiles are better than chili powder, which often contains salt. Where I live in California, there is a variety of types. I use California, New Mexico or Ancho types. Gaujillo is very good, if you can find it.

Dec. 05, 2015, 12:06 PM
Chile Colorado Sauce (Basic Red Chili Sauce)
dasaint says:

2 tablespoon of oil? How do you get a total of 2 1/2 cups of chili sauce when the ingredients do not add up to anywhere near that. Is this supposed to be 2 cups of oil? Just wondering before I make this I would like to know. I only added rating because it would not submit, it sounds good. Dietitian comment: In step #4 you add 2-1/2 cups water. This was left off the ingredient list--now included. Thank you.

Oct. 26, 2015, 9:33 AM
Chile Colorado Sauce (Basic Red Chili Sauce)

I've always made my chile Colorado from scratch. Using my mom's recipe. I soak the ancho chiles in hot water, then blend them and run it through a colander. Pretty basic ingredients; dried ancho chiles, garlic, onion, oregano, but I have no idea what the phosphorus and potassium content is on the chiles. I put it in the food analyzer and it doesn't recognize it. does anyone know? Dietitian comment: 1 dried Ancho Chili Pepper (17 g) has 48 calories, 2 g protein, 9 g carbohydrate, 1.4 g fat, 3.7 g fiber, 7 mg sodium, 410 mg potassium, 34 mg phosphorus, 10 mg calcium. As you can see the potassium is high so consider how many chili peppers used and how many portions per batch.

Jan. 18, 2015, 8:35 PM
Chile Colorado Sauce (Basic Red Chili Sauce)
azra says:

Please could you tell me what item makes this recipe high potassium. Dietitian comment: Most of the potassium is from the chili powder.

Feb. 08, 2013, 10:09 AM
Chile Colorado Sauce (Basic Red Chili Sauce)

I made this sauce and used it for chicken enchiladas. I covered the bottom of a 9" x 13" pan with some of the sauce. Then I made the enchiladas by putting a little sauce, cooked chicken, raw onion, pepper and a little sour cream inside a flour tortilla. I covered the top of the enchiladas with the rest of the sauce. For family members (everyone but one) not on dialysis I put cheese inside the enchillada and on top. Baked the enchiladas covered in foil at 350 for 30 minutes. We really enjoyed them. The only thing lacking was salt. We will definitely use this recipe again.

May. 17, 2009, 3:27 PM

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