The Best Authentic Enchilada Sauce

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Laurenhanna

I make it, and pour over (my very own shrimp enchilada casserole - see other recipes) enchiladas, Verdes, or anything that calls for salsa or obviously enchilada sauce!! A family favorite - plates are licked clean!

Top Review by Sydney Mike

Made up this recipe almost as soon as I'd tagged it, & did leave out the optional red pepper flakes, 'cause the jalapeno that I did include was plenty of heat for us! It made a great dip for some cheese sticks & I'll be using it on a couple of other recipes over the next few days, including a couple of baked chicken breasts! You have a VERY, VERY TASTY SAUCE HERE ~ Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & revciewed in New Kids on the Block tag]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat Pan, med high, with oil and combine next six ingredients to pan. cook 3 min, stirring often. adding some salt and pepper to taste (if using fresh garlic add this to the pan as well).
  2. add remaning ingredients to the pan and bring to a boil.
  3. Boil for 2-3 minutes, then reduce heat to low and let simmer for up to an hour (but it only requires simmering for 10 min).
  4. Hints = Can be stored in fridge for up to 7 days, or frozen for about a month and a half. Batch is easily double and tripled keeping remaining frozen until ready to use for you next dish!

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