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Enchilada Sauce


This is a very easy, quick enchilada sauce. However, I recommend doubling this recipe when making enchiladas, particularly if your recipe calls for using some of the sauce in the chicken or beef mixture. I made eight enchiladas and it wasn't enough to cover them completely.

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  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp minced onion
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2.5 tsps chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 c. salsa
  • 1 (6 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1.5 c. water


Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 20mins


Step 1

Heat the oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat.

Add the garlic and saute for 1 to 2 minutes.

Add onion, oregano, chili powder, basil, ground black pepper, salt, cumin, parsley, salsa and tomato sauce.

Mix together and then stir in the water.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.

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