Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is the only enchilada sauce I will use. Very basic and you always have the stuff on hand.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt margarine in saucepan; add flour.
  2. Whisk in tomato sauce and then water (1-1 1/2 cups depending on how thick or thin you want it).
  3. Add chili powder and garlic powder to sauce.
  4. Simmer for 15 minutes to blend flavors.
Most Helpful

4 5

very good. although i did have to add additional spices, more garlic, small amount of cumin and some red pepper to spice it up a little. I will be using this again as I always have these ingredients handy! thanks

4 5

The method for this works well, but the spices are DEFINITELY lacking. 1/8 tsp garlic powder seems like waay nothing. This amoung of sauce makes enough for a 9x13 pan of enchiladas, so I added a full Tbsp of garlic powder, and about a teaspoon of red pepper flakes. This did keep a quick meal of enchiladas very quick during a busy week, and yet still be homemade ;)

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