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traditional Mexican enchilada sauce recipe

Traditional Mexican enchilada sauce recipe

Mexican enchilada sauce recipe

Mexican enchilada sauce recipe

yields 1 ½ cups
Total Time: 25 minutes
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Cuisine: Mexican
Category: Condiment

Ingredients for the enchilada sauce recipe

  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable, oil olive, or avocado,
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. chili powder mild
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. chili powder mild
  • 3 Tbsp. flour gluten-free
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp. oregano dried
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • Pinch of nutmeg optional
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • ½ - 1 tsp. salt to taste
  • 2 cups chicken broth regular sodium

Instructions for the enchilada sauce recipe

Step 1

Whisk together cumin, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt, oregano, pepper, and nutmeg, in a small bowl.

Step 2

Combine oil, flour, and seasoning ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk ingredients about for 2 minutes. Add ½ cup of chicken broth and tomato paste. Whisk until smooth. Pour in the remaining chicken broth over the course of 5 minutes, whisking until smooth between each addition.

Step 3

Decrease the heat to medium-low and simmer sauce for 10-12 minutes, whisking every 1-2 minutes,

Step 4

Store sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Use enchilada sauce in your favorite pizza burger pie or other recipes.

Recipe Notes

This enchilada sauce is about a 3 out of 10 on the heat scale.
To increase the spice level add a bit of chili powder or use cayenne pepper with more heat.
To decrease the spice level, reduce the amount of chili powder and leave out the black pepper.