easy enchilada sauce

This simple recipe will show you how to make a fabulous homemade enchilada sauce so that your enchiladas will be irresistible.

 

This red enchilada sauce is easy to make and delicious. Why use a store-bought sauce when you can create your own homemade version?

 

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If you want to add another element of awesomeness to your homemade Mexican cuisine, be sure to check out my recipe for Tomatillo Salsa Verde. It’s pretty darn good if I do say so myself. 😉

 

 

Homemade Enchilada Sauce

 

Easy Red Enchilada Sauce

 

This sauce will yield 8 enchiladas.

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

¼ cup unsalted butter (cut in pieces)
3 tbsp flour
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dried oregano
½ tsp salt
1¼ cup tomato sauce
1¾ cup chicken broth (divided)

 

spices to make enchilada sauce

 

Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in the flour, chili powder, ground cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and salt. Stir it all to combine.

 

making enchilada sauce

 

Add the tomato sauce and one cup chicken broth and stir until completely smooth, approximately 3-4 minutes.

 

Reduce heat to low and gradually add the remaining chicken broth, one-quarter cup at a time.

 

easy enchilada sauce

 

Simple, and so good! Make sure you check out my Easy Beef Enchiladas recipe to use this fantastic sauce and have an amazing Mexican restaurant-quality meal right at home.

 

 

 

Happy Eating!

easy enchilada sauce

Enchilada Sauce

MaryJo
Easy to make homemade enchilada sauce.
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter cut in pieces
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp salt
  • cup tomato sauce
  • cup chicken broth divided

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the flour, chili powder, ground cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and salt. Stir to combine.
  • Add the tomato sauce and one cup chicken broth and stir until completely smooth, approximately 3-4 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low and gradually add the remaining chicken broth, one-quarter cup at a time.
Keyword enchilada sauce

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