Recipe for Homemade Enchilada Sauce

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My husband loves this Homemade Enchilada Sauce. When this sauce simmers on the stove it smells so good! Your whole kitchen will practically turn into a Mexican La Cucina.

Spread Enchilada Sauce over the Rolled Tortillas

(Post modified on 5/2/23.)

I love making my own sauces. Why buy prepared sauce when you can make your own? And it’s so easy. View my Recipes for Sauces and Spices Here. 

This homemade enchilada sauce is perfect for making Ground Beef and Bean Enchiladas or Potluck Enchilada Casserole.

 

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Ingredients for Homemade Enchilada Sauce

(See the full recipe at the bottom of this post.)

  • vegetable oil
  • medium onion, minced
  • garlic clove
  • tomato paste
  • cider vinegar
  • chili powder
  • granulated sugar
  • dried oregano
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • ground red pepper
  • water

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Ingredients for this Recipe

Gather all your ingredients so that you everything close at hand on the counter or table. Prepare your ingredients. Using a sharp knife and cutting board, mince the onion and garlic.

Add Tomato Paste to the Sauted Onion and Garlic

In a small saucepan, combine the vegetable oil, minced onion and garlic and the tomato paste. Simmer for 3 minutes.

Add in the cider vinegar, chili powder, granulated sugar, dried oregano, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, and the ground red pepper. Stir to combine so that all the flavors are mixed in.

Cook the Sauce

Add the cider vinegar and water. Whisk together to create a smooth sauce. Bring to boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes uncovered.

This recipes makes approximately 2 1/2 cups.

Recipe for Ground Beef and Bean Enchiladas

Serve over your favorite enchilada recipe. See my recipe for Potluck Enchilada Casserole Here or Ground Beef and Bean Enchiladas Here. Browse more Mexican Dishes Here.

 

Recipe for Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Here's a delightful recipe my husband loves. Serve over your favorite enchiladas. See my recipe for Potluck Enchilada Casserole Here.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Serving Size 12

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Ingredients 

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion (minced)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 10 oz tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 cups water

Instructions

  • Gather all your ingredients so that you everything close at hand on the counter or table. Prepare your ingredients. Using a sharp knife and cutting board, mince the onion and garlic.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the vegetable oil, minced onion and garlic and the tomato paste. Simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Add the chili powder, cider vinegar, granulated sugar, dried oregano, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, and the ground red pepper. Stir to combine so that all the flavors are mixed in.
  • Mix in the water. Whisk together to create a smooth sauce. Bring to boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes uncovered.
  • Use in your favorite Enchilada Recipe. This recipes makes approximately 2 1/2 cups.

Nutrition

Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 470IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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