Homemade Enchilada Sauce - Table For Seven
  • Homemade Enchilada Sauce

    Apr 05th • Posted in Homemade Pantry, Sauces

    Homemade Enchilada Sauce

    Make your own easy homemade enchilada sauce and forget about the can!

    Don’t you just feel like kicking yourself sometimes?  Every time a simple, easy, recipe shows up in front of me..I feel a bit silly.  How many cans of enchilada sauce have been purchased in my cooking life? Many. Too many to count.  
    All types of brands, flavors..some were too hot, too bland or just plain yuck. Then, it’s that duh! moment..make your own.  That’s what I starting doing. Making my own.  
    The great thing about this recipe is that you can spice it up, add to it and make it your own. It is a great, simple, sauce that you will quickly use in place of canned.  
    Kick the can and make this your own!
    {Edited to add 6/14/13- I did freeze a portion of this sauce for approx 2-3 weeks.  When I was ready, it was simply defrosted and reheated. Worked great!}
    Homemade Enchilada Sauce

    by Table for Seven
    Prep Time: 00:10
    Cook Time: 00:15
    Ingredients (approx 3 cups)
    • 3 TBSP canola oil
    • 1 TBSP flour
    • 2 TBSP chili powder
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 1 tsp ground cumin
    • 2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
    • 8 oz tomato paste
    • 1 tsp dried oregano
    • salt, to taste preference
    In a saucepan, add oil, then, flour. Whisk until well incorporated and light brown. About 2 minutes.
    Whisk in chili powder, garlic powder and cumin.
    Add in chicken broth, tomato paste and oregano. Add salt if desired.
    Increase heat and let sauce come to a simmer. Cook for about 10 minutes until thickened and smooth.
    Keep leftovers in a covered container in refrigerator.
    Adapted From Katie Workman
    Homemade Enchilada Sauce

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