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    Enchilada Sauce

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    20 mins

    5 mins

    15 mins

    Kimke's Note:

    This is a very easy, quick enchilada sauce to use instead of the canned variety. We prefer to eat freshly made foods without alot of preservatives. This has a wonderful flavor.

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    1. 1
      Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
    2. 2
      Add the garlic and saute for 1 to 2 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add onion, oregano, chili powder, basil, ground black pepper, salt, cumin, parsley, salsa and tomato sauce.
    4. 4
      Mix together and then stir in the water.
    5. 5
      Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
    6. 6
      Use in place of canned enchilada sauce.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 23, 2003


      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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    • on June 30, 2013


      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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    • on July 21, 2011


      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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    Nutritional Facts for Enchilada Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (627 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 218.0
    Calories from Fat 135
    Total Fat 15.1 g
    Saturated Fat 2.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 1704.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 21.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.8 g
    Sugars 10.0 g
    Protein 5.1 g

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