This ancho chile salsa roja came about because I found a bag of dried ancho chiles in my pantry.

If you’ve not had chilaquiles, you have to put this on your list of things to make.  I only tried it last year for the first time – it’s tortilla chips with eggs, and a delicious salsa.  The dried ancho chiles give this a deep rich color, and I used @kettleandfire bone broth which adds a whole new level of flavor.
Ancho Chile Salsa Roja

Ancho Chile Salsa Roja

Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This salsa is so quick and easy - the dried ancho chiles give this salsa a rich color while the bone broth adds a whole other depth of flavor. 


  • 3 dried ancho chiles
  • 1 cup kettle and fire beef broth, heated in microwave for 2 minutes
  • 2 chipotle peppers
  • 15 ounce canned tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cilantro with stems
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • optional 1 serrano pepper for additional heat


Soak the dried ancho chiles in the hot broth for 15 minutes.  Once soft, remove stems and seeds and throw everything into a blender. 
Blend until smooth. That's it!  Season with additional salt as needed. This salsa is so flavorful that I am trying to think up all the ways to use it.  What's your favorite way to use salsa?


This salsa is zero points on all WW plans.

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Today is Day 6 of working from home.  I get up, shower, throw on some makeup and put on a nice shirt.  Okay, I am wearing jeans – I am not crazy enough to wear dress pants in my dining room office.
And today I am walking at lunch.  It’s still chilly in the 40s, but I have to move this body.  Make it a great day!
This zero smart point salsa can be made out of pantry staples and just takes 15 minutes to make the perfect homemade salsa. The dried ancho chiles give this salsa a rich color while the bone broth adds a whole other depth of flavor. #mexicanrecipes #homemadesalsa #salsa #howtomakesalsa
Check out my other favorite salsa – Baja Fresh Salsa – so good!