10 Minute Homemade Enchilada Sauce: Yes, It’s Worth It!

10 Minute Homemade Enchilada Sauce: Yes, It's Worth It! | 31Daily.com

Have you ever made your own enchilada sauce? It’s easier than you might think, and oh-so-worth it! Here’s our favorite 10 Minute Homemade Enchilada Sauce.

Mexican food is a staple in our house. It’s easy, most of the time, often made with fresh ingredients and vibrant, tangy spices. The guys in my house can never get enough.

And while there are many of Mexican recipes we love, a favorite is enchiladas. They’re easily made ahead, popped into the oven at just the right time, and a perfect candidate for leftover chicken, beef, pork or even just veggies and cheese.

On to the enchilada sauce.

Have you ever been halfway into a recipe and realized you were missing an important ingredient? That was me.

The important ingredient? Enchilada sauce.

A busy night awaited and running to the store was out of the question. There was no other choice. I had to make my own. And oh-my-goodness, except on rare occasions, I’ve never gone back.

It’s too easy to make and you can never, ever get this taste in a can.

10 minutes? Yes. really.

Serve with your favorite enchilada recipe.

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10 Minute Homemade Enchilada Sauce

10 Minute Homemade Enchilada Sauce: Yes, It's Worth It! | 31Daily.com

Have you ever made your own enchilada sauce? It’s easier than you might think, and oh-so-worth it! Here’s our favorite 10 Minute Homemade Enchilada Sauce.

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Cook
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Ingredients

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/41/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 8-oz can tomato sauce
15-oz can chicken broth

Instructions

Measure all of the dry ingredients into a small bowl before you begin (flour, cumin, chili powder, cinnamon, garlic powder, oregano, and salt). Open both the chicken broth and tomato sauce so they’re ready to pour in.

In a medium size saucepan over medium heat, warm the oil. Once hot, add the flour mixture. Whisk constantly for about 1 minute, until the color deepens, and the spices and cook until it becomes fragrant. Whisk the tomato paste and tomato sauce into the flour mixture, then slowly whisk in the chicken broth, stirring until any lumps have been removed.

Increase the heat to medium high and bring the sauce to a simmer, then reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer. Whisk as needed and cook until the sauce has thickened, about 5-7 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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2 thoughts on “10 Minute Homemade Enchilada Sauce: Yes, It’s Worth It!

  1. Yum! What do you usually use enchilada sauce for?

    1. Hi Miranda! I almost always use the sauce in both of our favorite enchilada recipes, a skillet and an easiest ever using rotisserie chicken. But I have a friend who likes to use it in her stuffed peppers! So good and versatile!

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