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Red Enchilada Sauce


An amazing enchilada sauce that tastes so much better than canned. Bonus: you probably have almost every ingredient in the pantry right now!

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  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 whole Canned Chipotle Chile In Adobo, Rinsed & Minced (use Whole Chile For Spicier Sauce)
  • 1/2 teaspoons Cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 can (8oz) Tomato Sauce (I Like No Salt Added)
  • 2 cups Water


Servings 8
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 23mins


Step 1

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and chili powder. Cook 2-3 minutes, stirring often. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Bring sauce to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer about 10 minutes.

Makes about 3 1/4 cups of sauce.

**This is equivalent to about one large can of red enchilada sauce. It’s perfect for a 9×13″ pan of enchiladas.

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