By Kittencalskitchen on May 18, 2006
Photo by KPD
Photo by KPD
"I strongly suggest to make this sauce a day ahead and refrigerate as the flavors will blend together even more, and I advise that you double amounts if you are using it for enchiladas, what you do not use may be frozen for later use, this sauce freezes very well, in fact I most always make more to have handy in my freezer --- this makes a fantastic sauce for tacos or enchiladas it is the only one that I use I never purchase bottled this is much better --- the sour cream is only optional add in for a creamy-style sauce :)"
Serving Size: 1 (102 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"Mine was salty, but that was probably my own fault. I added Jalapino and Anahiem peppers and will probably lessen cumin next time, but only because I'm not a big fan of cumin."
"Another winner from Kittencal! Even the picky 9-year-old loved it. (She did say it was spicy though I only added 1/4 tsp red pepper. I'll just leave it out next time.) I'm glad I took your advice and made a double batch. This is a keeper."
"I used the whole teaspoon of chile flakes and it was way too spicy. I added a whole 6 oz. can of tomato paste and a 14 oz. can of refried beans to cut the heat. Then I used it with leftover pork, corn tortillas, chopped onion, and cheese for some delicious enchiladas."
"Not worth making again, definably has an "off" taste, maybe from the salsa??"
"This was really nice.... I was making an all from scratch Mexican dinner for my family... I did add a bit of vinegar and sugar out of preference, I loved its thickness and freezbility. I will be using this again... Thank you Kitten, it was great with your cottage cheese cheddar enchiladas... The family absolutely RAVED!"
"This certainly had some spice to it! (I may have to cut back a little next time) It was definitely a cut above canned store sauces. I love that I had all of the ingredients hanging around. I used it for Chef #37779's Recipe #34255 . I can't wait to try it with some other recipes. Thanks!"
"Made as directed using max amounts of spice measurements and minus the sour cream. Used in Chef #233583 's Recipe #328378. This sauce had wonderful color and spice. Will make again for actual enchiladas. Made for Saucy Senoritas Family Favorites ZWT5."
"Very good! Thank you Kittencal! Your recipes are always ones I know I can trust! I used this for http://www.recipezaar.com/Slow-Cooked-Shredded-Beef-Tacos-34255. It was amazing!"
"Delicious and so easy to make! I was out of onions so I used onion powder instead. I didn't add the seasoning salt or sour cream either. After simmering the ingredients together, I poured everything into a glass measuring cup and refrigerated overnight. The flavors do get better the longer it sits and it was so easy to pour the sauce on recipe #236224, Easy Shredded Beef or Pork Enchiladas. A definited keeper!"
"Awesome sauce from scratch! I don't plan to go back to canned ever again, especially since I can make this in large batches and freeze it.When I make enchiladas I use sauce in both the filling mixture and poured over top, and with doubling this recipe I had just enough left for people to add more at the table to taste. I would warn people who are wary of spiciness to cut down on the red pepper flakes. I used 1 and 1/4 teaspoons in my double batch and it was still quite spicy. Although, this was without using the optional sour cream which would have cut the heat a bit. Also, I didn't have any salsa on hand, so I substituted canned diced tomatoes and a large handful of chopped fresh cilantro. It turned out great!"
"Best enchilada sauce I will never buy canned again...., kitten you amaze me your recipes are not complicated yet they produce the best results possible!"
"Fantastic!! This simmered down to a nice thick sauce. didn't use the sour cream, but i didn't feel it was lacking anything. I'm going to make this in bulk to have on hand. I was really pleased with this - thanks once again Kittencal. You're officially my favourite 'Zaarress'!!"
"This is delcious! I didn't have any onion on hand so I just added some onion powder instead. I love how you can really change the spices depending on how mild or hot you like it."
"GREAT! It has a good flavor and is nice and thick. I used the water option and no sour cream. Made for the Zaar Stars tag game."
"Kittencal, this one's a keeper! You're 2 for 2 in my book. The sauce was tasty, spicy and smokey. I might try to blend it all up next time for a smoother texture, that's the only reason I gave this recipe 4 stars. Thank you."
"Easy and good, thanks for sharing!!"
"Another great recipe kitten... used on tacos and boy were they good. Nothing like the canned sauces.. dh said this is the only one he wants from now on and I agree.. thanks for posting."
"Kittencal, you are a goddess!!! I've been making enchilada sauce for years. The recipe I worked with, though, required two days of attention. Your recipe produces an even better sauce - and is easy to whip up on the fly. I've just tasted it and it is marvelous!!!! For the recipes I'm using it for this time (OAMC beef burritos and enchilada pie - both of which are being create with highly-spiced beef), I've diluted it (post taste, of course) by adding additional tomato puree and beef broth. It's still incredible. I'm going to be making this in huge batches this summer when romas are in season.THANK YOU!!!!!"
"First time making enchilada sauce - can't compare to anything else - but loved it!! Didn't add the sour cream but will try it next time!! Made to use in your recipe #253905. Thanks Kit! :)"