Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
It surprises me how expensive it is to purchase canned enchilada sauce in the store when it is so inexpensive and easy to make. I was also surprised at the few recipes here for red enchilada sauce. This is so easy and inexpensive that everyone can make it. If you like your sauce less spicy, just decrease the amount of chili powder and cumin or increase it if you like it even hotter.
- 6 ounces tomato paste
- 3 cups water
- 1⁄8 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh minced garlic
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- Put all ingredients into a 2 quart saucepan and simmer, stirring frequently, until slightly thick and smooth.
- Remove from heat and use to make your favorite enchiladas.
Made this to top off Mexican Pie and you are so right Carrol; much cheaper than store bought and couldn't get any easier, nice flavor and not to hot, as a matter of fact I think I'd even add a chopped jalapeno next time, DH likes it hot you can tell. Don't think I'll ever have to buy store bought again. Made for Spring PAC 2014
Hi Carrol, What a good recipe this is, my DH went nuts for it he likes hot sauce. Well he didn't think it was too hot, but I did I guess I'm a wimp, he he he. Well I am under instructions that I must make it again and I agree. It's a lot cheaper than shop bought it's very exspensive here. and you have to go to the big stores to get it. I think I would rather have yours Carrol. Thank you for posting a very nice recipe.