When you order chili in New Mexico, this is what will be served to you.
6 to 8 dried red chiles, stems removed
2 pounds pork, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups water or beef broth
Salt, to taste
Place the chiles on a baking sheet and toast at 250 degrees F for 15 minutes, being careful not to let them burn. Place the chiles in a saucepan, cover with water, and simmer for 15 minutes until soft. Place them in a blender with the water, and puree.