Easy Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Enchilada Sauce | 2CookinMamas Want enchiladas tonight? This sauce is so easy you can put it together in a matter of minutes. Not only that, it tastes fresh & delicious, so much better than store bought. And you can use it as a salsa too!

I love making Mexican dishes! I mean who doesn’t love Mexican? It’s always deliciously flavorful, sometimes spicy, sometimes mild, full of fresh ingredients and always filling. I think it is definitely one of my comfort foods.

This recipe today is so easy and is so yummy that you will want to make up loads of it. I divide mine up and keep some fresh, which lasts a good 2 weeks in the refrigerator then freeze the rest in smaller batches that I can take out as I need it.

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It’s a wonderfully fresh sauce and so healthy. This is one of those recipes that is great to make at home as you know exactly what ingredients went into it – no chemical names you can’t pronounce and no added fillers. This sauce is great for making our Turkey Enchilada Casserole, your favorite enchiladas, or as a salsa for fajitas or tacos.

Enjoy!


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Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (gluten-free flour or cornstarch can be substituted)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 28-oz can crushed tomatoes (or whole plum tomatoes, chopped)
  • 3 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Directions:

Head oil in medium saucepan. Add flour and whisk until smooth. Add in remaining ingredients and stir well.

Store in glass container in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. It also freezes well.

Makes 4 cups.

Original recipe from Add a Pinch

Enchilada Sauce pin | 2CookinMamas Want enchiladas tonight? This sauce is so easy you can put it together in a matter of minutes. Not only that, it tastes fresh & delicious, so much better than store bought! And you can use it as a salsa too!

 

6 comments

  1. Karen says:

    Growing up in Texas, I’ve eaten my fair share of Mexican food. Your sauce looks and sounds delicious. I know it is way better tasting than canned enchilada sauce and it doesn’t have all the preservatives in it as well.

    • Linda Warren says:

      I bet you got some great Mexican food growing up in Texas, Karen. My son is living there now and the grocery stores around him make homemade tortillas that are better than anything I can get in Florida. I’m so jealous! I bet you have some delicious Mexican dishes to share too! If you try the sauce, let me know what you think as I’d like a true Texan’s opinion.

      • Karen says:

        Absolutely. We’ve recently moved to Florida and you are right, you can’t get good fresh tortillas…at least not any I’ve found.

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