Bold, robust flavors, and a foolproof recipe make this Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce a winner. Skip the canned sauce and make this quick and easy version of enchilada sauce right at home. With pantry-friendly ingredients, this addictive sauce comes together quickly for the tastiest tray of enchiladas ever!
Smother enchiladas, burritos, tacos, eggs, and more with this flavorful Tex Mex enchilada sauce. A base of flour, oil and chili powder combines with aromatic garlic purée, onion powder, salt, tomato sauce, and chicken broth for a delicious sauce that you’ll want to slather on everything. Double the recipe and freeze the extra to have on hand for later.
It’s incredibly easy to make this homemade enchilada sauce. You’ll need a GoodCook Whisk and a GoodCook Sauté Pan to bring it all together. In a matter of minutes, you’ll have a flavor-packed sauce that’s ready to elevate any south-of-the-border meal.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started
- Canola oil
- Chili Powder (NOT chile powder, which is way spicier)
- Garlic Purée
- Onion Powder
- Tomato Sauce
- Chicken Broth
How to Make Homemade Enchilada Sauce
In a GoodCook Mixing Bowl, combine the garlic purée, onion powder, salt, tomato sauce and chicken broth and set aside. In a GoodCook Sauté Pan, add the oil, flour and chili powder. With a GoodCook Whisk, whisk over medium heat until combined. Add in the tomato sauce mixture and whisk until incorporated for a few minutes.
- Don’t have canola oil? Use any neutral cooking oil—even olive oil will work.
- Make it vegan or vegetarian with vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
- If you’re gluten-free, swap out the flour for an equal amount of gluten-free all-purpose flour.
- Use ½ teaspoon garlic powder if you don’t have garlic purée.
How to store homemade enchilada sauce
Store homemade enchilada sauce in an air-tight jar in the fridge for up to 1 week. You can freeze it in a resealable freezer bag for up to 3 months. Thaw the bag in the fridge overnight before using.
What Can I Cook With Enchilada Sauce?
- Enchiladas (chicken, beef, pork, veggie)
- Chicken enchilada soup
- Enchilada nachos
- Cheesy enchilada skillet
- Add extra flavor to tacos and burritos
- Mexican lasagna
- Meatballs or meatloaf
- Poblano peppers
- Huevos Rancheros
Whip up a batch of this incredible homemade enchilada sauce for dinner tonight. The GoodCook line of cookware, bakeware and kitchen accessories has everything you need to get started. With a GoodCook Whisk, a GoodCook Mixing Bowl and a GoodCook Sauté Pan, you’ll have the most flavorful south-of-the-border sauce that’s ready in minutes. Are you ready to make some addictive homemade enchilada sauce?
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Homemade Enchiladas Sauce
- 1⁄4 cup canola oil
- 2 tbsp flour
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp garlic
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 2 tbsp cumin
- 1⁄2 tsp salt
- 8 oz tomato sauce
- 1 cup chicken broth
Combine tomato sauce, garlic, onion powder, cumin, salt, and chicken broth in a mixing bowl.
In a large sauce pan, mix together flour, oil, and chili powder and brown over medium-high heat. (About 1 minute) Add in sauce mixture and cook until heated.