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    Texas Red Enchilada Sauce

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    45 mins

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    Mark H.'s Note:

    This sauce can be used with beef or cheese enchiladas. The amount of "heat" in the sauce depends on the type and amount of chili powder you use.

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    1. 1
      Melt butter/margarine in a sauce pan.
    2. 2
      Make a roux by browning flour in melted butter/margarine.
    3. 3
      Add spices and tomato paste; stir until well blended into roux.
    4. 4
      Add water gradually, stirring constantly.
    5. 5
      Heat until boiling.
    6. 6
      Continue simmering and stirring until desired thickness is achieved.
    7. 7
      Taste every so often and adjust spices as needed.
    8. 8
      Once desired consistency and taste is reached, coat the bottom of a pan with the sauce, add freshly rolled enchiladas, then pour the remainder of the red sauce over enchiladas.
    9. 9
      Place pan in oven and cook until enchiladas are done.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 26, 2003


      This was delicious.. I added some extra chili powder and added a bit of chicken stock for the water.. I also added some cayenne pepper to spice it up a bit more .. but excellent..

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    • on January 27, 2003


      This is great! I made it with clarified butter and used almost 3 cups of water so I could let it simmer/warm for a couple of hours, but I tried it as soon as it was done (before the extra water) and it was more flavorful than what you get from, say Taco Bell or something. It does need more salt than you would think, but I do tend to use more salt than most people. It took less than 10 minutes to make. We used it as a sauce for bean burritos, enchiladas and pintos and cheese. Can't wait to share this recipe with my sister.

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    • on February 24, 2003


      Great enchilada sauce, Mark! It's easy, quick, uses ingredients right out of my pantry and best of all it tastes wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Texas Red Enchilada Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (771 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 235.7
    Calories from Fat 119
    Total Fat 13.3 g
    Saturated Fat 7.5 g
    Cholesterol 30.5 mg
    Sodium 901.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 28.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.5 g
    Sugars 11.0 g
    Protein 6.3 g

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