Mexican Tomato Sauce

Total Time
50mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
40 mins

This is an outstanding alternative to canned enchilada sauce.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Drain the tomatoes, and reserve the juice.
  2. Chop the tomatoes, and set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat.
  4. Add the onion, jalapeno and garilc.
  5. Cook until onion is translucent, but not browned, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the tomatoes and their juices, and all remaining ingedients, and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally for 20 - 30 minutes, or until the sauce thickens sllightly.
  7. Using a food processor or hand blender, puree the sauce.
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5 5

Made this sauce to use for BEEF BURRITOS. Added one chipotle chili in adobo sauce (removing some of the seeds). Was great with a bit of heat but no burn. I also substituted a 16oz jar of tomato passata instead of tomatoes. Very easy recipe.

4 5

Very nice Mexican-flavored sauce! As written not as spicy as we normally like; I added about a teaspoon of hot chili powder to kick it up a bit. Used this in Chicken Enchilada Soup (Chicken Enchilada Soup) for the enchilada sauce and it worked well. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

4 5

Tasty sauce. Much milder then our regular enchilada sauce. Made as written. While this is very tasty and I would use this on chicken or to make saucy burritos would not use on enchiladas. Thanks so much for the post.