Easy Homemade Enchilada Sauce

A quick & easy homemade enchilada sauce for your Mexican dishes. In less than 15 minutes you’ll have a rich sauce for enchiladas or as a salsa for fajitas & tacos.

Easy Homemade Enchilada Sauce | 2 Cookin Mamas

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.

Easy Homemade Enchilada Sauce ingredients | 2 Cookin Mamas

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.

Easy Homemade Enchilada Sauce cooking | 2 Cookin Mamas

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 Beef Enchiladas, our Turkey/Chicken Enchilada Casserole or  your favorite enchiladas. It’s even super tasty as a salsa for fajitas or tacos too.

Easy Homemade Enchilada Sauce portion | 2 Cookin Mamas


Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Servings: 4 cups
Author: Linda Warren
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, gluten-free flour or cornstarch can be substituted
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 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
  1. Head oil in medium saucepan. Add flour and whisk until smooth. Add in remaining ingredients and stir well.
  2. Store in glass container in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. It also freezes well.

Original recipe from Add a Pinch


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  • Reply
    Mary Frances
    03/11/2016 at 11:29 am

    Yumm! That looks fantastic. Easy and delicious 🙂

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      03/11/2016 at 12:49 pm

      I was surprised at how easy the recipe was and how delicious it turned out. Definitely worth the time and it freezes well too!

  • Reply
    03/10/2016 at 10:42 am

    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.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      03/11/2016 at 12:49 pm

      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.

      • Reply
        03/11/2016 at 5:32 pm

        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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