Preparation Time - 25 Minutes
Preparation Method - Stove Top

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Achiote Sauce

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Emma R. | February 1st, 2024

Ingredients are for 2 Cups
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Qty Unit Ingredient
1 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
1 medium Onion » roughly, chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons Achiote Paste » crumbled
3 cloves Garlic » minced
1 1/2 tablespoons Tomato Paste
2 cups Chicken Stock
1 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Black Pepper » cracked
2 tablespoons White Vinegar
Prep Time Process Time Overall Time
25 Minutes 20 Minutes 45 minutes

1. In a saucepan, over medium-low heat melt the butter.

2. Cook the onions until soft and translucent, about 12 to 15 minutes.

3. Stir in the Achiote paste, garlic, tomato paste and cook an additional 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

4. Add the chicken stock, salt and black pepper.

5. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring and skimming frequently, 12 to 15 minutes.

6. Add the vinegar and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes.

7. Puree in a blender or food processor.

8. This Achiote Sauce will keep in the refrigerator 2 to 3 days.

Submitted by Emma R. | February 1st, 2024 See all of Emma R.'s Recipes.

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@Kagar K. | June 14th, 2024
This Achiote Sauce recipe is fantastic! Easy to make and tastes delicious. Will definitely make it again.

I gave it a 5

@Elizabeth C. | February 14th, 2024
The recipe was okay, but I found the Achiote flavor too strong for my liking.

I gave it a 3

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