The Bison Red Chile Fries as served at ACEQ in Arroyo Seco, New Mexico, as seen on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, season 36.
Recipe courtesy of ACEQ Restaurant

Red Chile Gravy

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 2 quarts



  1. Stir the stock base into 2 liters water in a bowl and stir; set aside.
  2. Make a roux: warm the oil in a pot, then add the flour and cook, whisking slowly, until smooth and browned. Add the red chile powder, ancho chile pods, chile in adobo, sugar, Calabrian peppers, salt, vinegar, smoked paprika, bay leaf and onion. Stir together, then slowly add the stock. Cook for 30 minutes, adding additional water if clumpy. Remove the bay leaf and transfer to a blender. Blend until smooth.

Cook’s Note

This gravy can be added to anything, but is best on mashed potatoes, biscuits, corn breads, breakfast, etc.