Texas Red Enchilada Sauce

Total Time
45mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
30 mins

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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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Melt butter/margarine in a sauce pan.
  2. Make a roux by browning flour in melted butter/margarine.
  3. Add spices and tomato paste; stir until well blended into roux.
  4. Add water gradually, stirring constantly.
  5. Heat until boiling.
  6. Continue simmering and stirring until desired thickness is achieved.
  7. Taste every so often and adjust spices as needed.
  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. Place pan in oven and cook until enchiladas are done.