HOMEMADE ENCHILADA SAUCE

August 18, 2014

The first time I tried enchiladas, I also made a homemade enchilada sauce for them. Henceforth anytime I made enchils again, I tried more recipe variations on the sauce. Believe it or not, I didn’t know there was such a thing as store bought enchilada sauce.

Then, I saw a picture of the most horrible acid orange liquid canned thing I’d ever seen. And I think I nearly screamed or at least twitched and pulled away from the computer. You could certainly say that experience cemented me in my lifestyle of making enchilada sauce myself. Thankfully, it is easy! We use it on this recipe for our very favorite enchiladas.

HOMEMADE ENCHILADA SAUCE from Rachel Schultz

HOMEMADE ENCHILADA SAUCE
Serves about 1 and 1/2 cups

1/4 cup tomato paste
1/4 cup wheat flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 cups vegetable broth

Combine tomato paste, flour, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, vegetable broth, and salt & pepper in skillet over medium heat. Bring sauce to boil, then reduce to simmer for one minute.

HOMEMADE ENCHILADA SAUCE
 
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Serves: about 1 and ½ cups
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • ¼ cup wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
Instructions
  1. Combine tomato paste, flour, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, vegetable broth, and salt & pepper in skillet over medium heat.
  2. Bring sauce to boil, then reduce to simmer for one minute.

 

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Comments

  • Shellie M

    I have a recipe for homemade sauce, it is basically the same as
    Rachael’s however is seasoned only with cumin, cayenne pepper, and salt to taste. 1 T Oil, mix in flour til thick, add 2 cups vegetable broth or chix broth if adding chicken to recipe, 1 tsp. cumin, cayenne and salt to taste. Also may add a little water if too thick.

    I am going to try a little more seasoning as Rachael suggests, but if you don’t have those…

  • Lena

    Can you use a different flour than wheat for this sauce?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Yes!

  • Susan

    LOVE This Site!!! Just got on it when I was googling Chix Fried Rice. Wow! I am amazed. It appears you really understand the life of a busy woman. Just got done with your slow cooker teriyaki chicken recipe to put into the fried rice. I am not a good cook (I can bake though). My kids are usually reluctant to try my food, but they tried this and wanted to eat the whole thing! I’ve been surfing this site and love it…thank you so much for sharing your knowledge!

    -Susan

  • Leah

    Can I make this ahead of time and store in the fridge? Your enchilada casserole is on the weekend menu!

  • Hey Rachel! I just discovered your blog and read at least 10 pages – your recipes are great! I want to make the gluten free peanut butter swirl brownies tonight :) Anyways, just wanted to say hi.
    -Nicole

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thanks Nicole!

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