Enchilada Sauce Mix

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by PaulaG

This recipe was found in Gifts from the Southwest Kitchen. The printed recipes say to put this in a 8 oz jar; however, I found that was way to large. I used a 4 oz jelly jar and it worked very well. This makes a wonderful addition to a gift basket with a bag of masa harina and a tortilla press.

Top Review by Charlotte J

I used ground Ancho Chili Pepper to make this. Made a half batch so I can use with Recipe #257233 from the 1-2-3 Hit Wonders game that I am making tonight. One of the spices I did not care for but it is still a good recipe. Maybe if I used regular chili powered I might have liked it better. Made for *Zaar Tag* game 2007

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make the mix: Starting and ending with the red chili powder, alternate layers of ingredients in the jar using 1 tablespoon of red chili powder in between the other ingredients.
  2. Be sure to gently tap down each layer with a tamper tool.
  3. To make the sauce: Combine 1/4 olive oil and 1/2 cup flour in a 2 quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir to form a paste or roux.
  4. Cook until the mixture begins to brown; add seasoning mix and stir to combine.
  5. Slowly whisk in 4 cups of water, incorporating to make a smooth, gravy like consistency.
  6. Stir in the 1/4 cup cider vinegar and bring to a gently simmer, stirring continuously.
  7. Cook for 10 minutes.
  8. Once the sauce is made if 5 cups is to much, it freezes quite well in 1 or 2 cup containers.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a