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Red Enchilada Sauce
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

This is a very quick and easy Red Enchilada Sauce that's perfect for all your recipes. It's full of flavor without the complicated mess! You'll never need to buy the canned version again! 

Course: Sauces
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: homemade enchilada sauce, red enchilada sauce
Calories: 467 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2-3 tablespoons good chili powder (not the store brand)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • cups (355ml) vegetable broth/stock (can also use chicken broth/stock)
  • 1 (8oz) (227g) can tomato sauce
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan melt the butter over medium-low heat. While the butter is melting, in a small bowl combine the flour, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, and sugar.

  2. When the butter has melted add whisk in the spice mixture and cook for 1-2 minutes to bring out the flavor of the spices. Whisk in the vegetable broth and tomato sauce and cook until thickened slightly. Should lightly coat the back of a spoon. 

Recipe Notes
  1. It's best to have everything measured out and ready to go before starting this recipe so nothing burns. 
  2. Use this red enchilada sauce as you would any canned version.
  3. I am not claiming this to be an authentic enchilada sauce, just our family favorite.
  4. Nutrition Facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate. Nutrition information is for the entire batch of sauce. 
Nutrition Facts
Red Enchilada Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 467 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 1992mg87%
Potassium 312mg9%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 6549IU131%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.