Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

A very good sauce from one of our favorite cooking shows.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan, heat oil and add flour; smoothing and stirring with a wooden spoon for approximately 1 minute.
  2. Add chili powder and cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Add chicken stock, tomato paste, oregano and cumin.
  4. Stir well and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes.
  6. The sauce will thicken and smooth out.
  7. Adjust seasonings, as desired.


Most Helpful

Great recipe! We substituted vegetable broth for the chicken stock and upped the amount a bit to get a more saucy consistency. It turned out awesome!
UPDATE: substituted an 8oz can on tomato sauce for the tomato paste, and it was much improved.

HiAltitudeTexan November 08, 2012

This is my go to sauce. It is easy, tasty and quick. Since I am gluten free, I always leave the flour out and never have a problem with it being thick enough. I like it thick so this works well, but if you like a thin sauce like out of the can thin, you could probably get away with adding another cup and half.

Sailin' Babe March 12, 2014

This is what I call a GRG (Great Recipe for Gringos). These are recipes that help free us from the bondage of bottled and jarred sauces. Tonight was the second time my fiancee and I have tried this sauce, and, while tasty, we found two main issues. One, the amount of tomato paste made it a little too sweet for our tastes. Two, we felt it needed a little bit more heat than what just the chili powder was bringing to the party. So, we used a 6 oz. can of tomato paste and 4 oz. of plain canned tomato sauce to cut down on the sweetness, and "kicked it up a notch" (Sorry Emeril. Please, don't sue me.) with some habanero hot sauce. For those of you who like it somewhere in the middle, a teaspoon (give or take) of cayenne would do wonders. Buena suerte mis amigos en la cocina.

stlguy83 January 24, 2011

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