Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

A very basic and mild red Enchilada Sauce that can be used in many ways. Can easily be made hotter by adding spices, jalapenos or using hot chili powder. It is quick and easy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix spices and flour in olive oil in saucepan over medium heat until fragrant and starting to brown.
  2. Slowly add chicken broth and tomato sauce and cook and stir until thickened.
  3. Use as red sauce over any beef, game, cheese or poultry enchiladas.
  4. A good mild sauce than can be easily"warmed" up by adding jalapenos, chipotles or other spices.


Most Helpful

This recipe is exactly as described - mild & flavorful. My picky eater DH loved this sauce so I am adding it to my cookbook. It's also quick & easy to make, and there is enough for a 13x9 pan of enchildadas. Next time I will double the recipe and freeze half for later. Thanks, Annie!

KeyWee April 16, 2002

very good! I added some more chilipowder and some chopped jalapenos. my husband really loved it. very easy to make, too.

Rabbitgirl October 04, 2002

Excellent! I'll never buy enchilada sauce again! We froze the leftover amount, and it reheated very well the next time we needed it. Will make a bigger batch next time!

jswinks February 05, 2011

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a