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
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.

 
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!!!

 

16 Ratings

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.

 
Feb 01, 2015

Turned out great. Thanks.

 
Jan 12, 2015

Everyone liked it. I felt like it was missing something, but I haven't figured out what yet. Maybe a squirt of lime juice? I'll try that next time.

 
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....

 

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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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