Medium Hot Enchilada Sauce

Total Time
5 mins
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.

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  1. Put all ingredients into a 2 quart saucepan and simmer, stirring frequently, until slightly thick and smooth.
  2. Remove from heat and use to make your favorite enchiladas.