Easy Enchilada Sauce

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by DesertRose15

This recipe is by Emeril Lagasse and was featured on his cooking show, The Essence of Emeril.

Top Review by Debs Recipes

This enchilada sauce tastes pretty good, but is quite thick. Several times I tried to thin this tomato paste-based sauce by adding more chicken stock, but each time it quickly thickened back up. Then during baking, the sauce on my enchiladas dried up a lot more than I would have liked. So while this is a quick and easy recipe, it's one I probably won't make again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan heat oil, add flour, smoothing and stirring with a wooden spoon. Cook for 1 minute. Add chili powder and cook for 30 seconds. Add stock, tomato paste, oregano, and cumin. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes. The sauce will thicken and smooth out. Adjust the seasonings.
  2. Serve atop your favorite enchiladas.

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