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This is very good. Very easy and made with pantry ingredients (I LOVE that!). The sauce is flavorful but very mild. I suggest adding just a touch of cayenne pepper or jalapenos or something if you like an enchilada sauce with a little bite. The mildness was perfect for us, though. My 4-year-old really enjoyed it. I doubled the recipe and I'm glad I did because it made a perfect amount for a 9X13 pan of enchiladas. If I hadn't doubled the recipe, it wouldn't have been enough. The sauce was a little thinner than canned so I added a little cornstarch to thicken it just a bit and then it was perfect. Thanks so much for teaching me how to make fresh enchilada sauce at home!

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SaraFish April 23, 2003

I will never buy canned sauce again! This was so easy and delicious! I made it even easier by throwing it all in the blender and then heating it up. It was perfect! Thanks!

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mandymershon July 21, 2011

I made this to go with Kittencal's Ground Beef Enchilada Casserole and it was really good!! I liked that it was mild so my grandkids would eat it. I doubled it and froze 1/2 for another time. Thanks for posting..this one is a keeper!

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mammafishy June 30, 2013

It was my first try making enchiladas! This was really easy and really yummy! Next time I'll double it because I dipped my tortilla's in it to soften before I filled them and by the time they were rolled and in the pan, there was just barely enough left to pour over the top.

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jennypugh78 May 26, 2010

Awesome! This is by far the best enchilada sauce that I've had...homemade or canned. Great flavor! Easy to make! My husband agreed. I will definitely be using this as my main enchilada sauce. The only thing that I would recommend is adding water to your desired consistency.

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Sandy918Mom March 24, 2010

WONDERFUL! QUICK & DELICIOUS! I especially liked that it cooked up fresh in just minutes. (My freezer is so full of freeze-ahead meals and sauces I have to tie the door closed with a rope.) I doubled the recipe and I did make a few changes. I love the taste of good chilies so I added 1 teaspoon of Smoked Chipotle Powder and I also used 4 cups of frozen home-made Tomato Sauce so I cut the Water down to 1 cup For the doubled recipe. It came out thick and delicious, and it was just 'hot' enough to be interesting. For me canned 'salsa rojo'( Red Sauce)has gone the way of canned tomato sauce. I have a couple of cans of each in the pantry but they're strictly for emergencies. THANX

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Pierre Dance February 10, 2004

I love it - quick, easy, very tasty & economical! I kicked it up a notch by adding a finely chopped jalapeno & decreased the amount of water to get a thicker sauce. Thanx Kimke!

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CountryLady September 11, 2003

SUPERB!!! I can not ever see myself buying a canned version of this anymore! My hubby and I are mexican food junkies, and this is top notch to us. My son even loved it! We were dipping everything in it! I had to make a second batch because the first was gone within 5 minutes! I followed the recipe to a T and had no problems. I was a little worried though when I added the water and it was really runny, but after I let it simmer, it was just as thick as the kind I normally buy in cans. THanks so much for a much needed recipe, and one that is super in taste!

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~*Miss Diggy*~ July 02, 2003

This sauce was so so good. I used it in the Wet Burritos recpe #33665. Truly fantastic. No more store bought for me.

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Peaches-n-Cream May 16, 2003

Boy were you right on! This recipe is quick and easy ( my most favorite kind!) and the flavor was really fresh. Thanks so much for posting. This one is a definate keeper!

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Aroostook May 01, 2003
Enchilada Sauce