Salsa de Chile Pasilla (or salsa de chile negro) is fast, simple, and absolutely addicting! This recipe pairs perfectly with grilled meats, perfect for your next BBQ! Master this easy dried chile salsa at home with this recipe!

Let’s get cooking!

Ingredient List

– 1 cup vegetable oil, divided – 2-3 cloves garlic – 6 large chile pasilla (chile negro), stems removed – Salt to taste

Fry the garlic


Fry the garlic in the hot oil until just slightly golden.  Remove from oil and place in a blender. 

Fry chiles


Fry chiles one at a time in hot oil for 5-10 seconds per side. Place in blender.

Blend salsa!


Add oil from frying pan to blender and let cool. Add salt to taste and blend on high, streaming additional oil into blender to create a smooth sauce. 



Place the salsa in a bowl and serve with grilled meats, eggs, tacos, or tostadas!