Light Tomato Sauce

Caldillo de Tomate

Preparation info
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    2 cups

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Appears in
Food from My Heart: Cuisines of Mexico Remembered and Reimagined

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1992

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This is a good sauce in its own right, but it is also one of those basic formulas that can be transformed in the handling. A good caldillo de tomate is the basis of many a Mexican sauce and provides the flavor basis for countless soups and other dishes. It is a traditional sauce for chiles rellenos (for example, the vegetarian version). I like to use the enriching technique of sautéing the mixture in one or two tablespoons of lard or but