Easy Enchilada Sauce Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Easy Enchilada Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Easy Enchilada Sauce

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"A super-speedy enchilada sauce with a truly authentic taste."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    20 mins

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir flour and chili powder into hot oil, reduce heat to medium, and cook until the flour is lightly brown in color, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Gradually stream water and tomato sauce into the flour while stirring until the flour is completely incorporated into a smooth mixture. Stir oregano, cumin, garlic powder, and onion salt into the liquid. Continue cooking until thickened slightly, about 10 minutes; season with salt.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Chili powder has many different levels of spiciness. I had to substitute because i live in India, and many products are not available here. I used Indian chili powder medium spice and 1/4 cup was too spicy for us, very similar to Old El Paso® hot enchilada sauce. So I decreased to half the amount. It is better to start off with too little spice and add more later!
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
May 25, 2014

My husband and I were very pleased with this. We were hungry for some mexican enchiladas to use up our left over roast, and we were having a blizzard, here in Denver area. Didnt have to get out. Thanks, I will kepp using this one. I did not add the sugar either after tasting.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 03, 2014

This is nice, but I tried one that used chicken broth instead of water this time and it was an improvement. Happy cooking!!!

 

13 Ratings

Aug 13, 2014

I thought I didn't like enchilada sauce. It turns out I don't like enchilada sauce from a can! This sauce is so much better than canned, yet still not quite as good as a Mexican restaurant. Thanks for a much tastier, yet still quick, alternative.

 
Nov 17, 2014

Far superior to canned at a fraction of the cost. Quick, easy and customizable -- prepared while getting the rest of my stuff assembled. Thanks. Won't buy canned again.

 
Oct 26, 2014

This was VERY good enchilada sauce. I will use it again. Thank you.

 
Oct 06, 2014

I tripled the recipe and used chicken broth instead of water. We like hot so I used all chili powder as stated in recipe conversion. The result was great....

 
Sep 05, 2014

Very easy and very authentic tasting. Better than canned.

 
Aug 26, 2014

This is an awesome enchilada sauce! I have an over abundance of tomatoes right now and wanted something different. I added garden fresh tomatoes instead of the can of sauce, and also chopped a red jalepeno from my garden. I will be making more of this to freeze and use up some tomatoes!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 110 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 549 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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