Enchilada Sauce

A very good sauce from one of our favorite cooking shows.

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  • In a saucepan, heat oil and add flour; smoothing and stirring with a wooden spoon for approximately 1 minute.
  • Add chili powder and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add chicken stock, tomato paste, oregano and cumin.
  • Stir well and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes.
  • The sauce will thicken and smooth out.
  • Adjust seasonings, as desired.
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"A very good sauce from one of our favorite cooking shows."
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  1. Sailin Babe
    This is my go to sauce. It is easy, tasty and quick. Since I am gluten free, I always leave the flour out and never have a problem with it being thick enough. I like it thick so this works well, but if you like a thin sauce like out of the can thin, you could probably get away with adding another cup and half.
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  2. HiAltitudeTexan
    Great recipe! We substituted vegetable broth for the chicken stock and upped the amount a bit to get a more saucy consistency. It turned out awesome!<br/>UPDATE: substituted an 8oz can on tomato sauce for the tomato paste, and it was much improved.
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  3. HiAltitudeTexan
    Great recipe! We substituted vegetable broth for the chicken stock and upped the amount a bit to get a more saucy consistency. It turned out awesome!<br/>UPDATE: substituted an 8oz can on tomato sauce for the tomato paste, and it was much improved.
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  4. stlguy83
    This is what I call a GRG (Great Recipe for Gringos). These are recipes that help free us from the bondage of bottled and jarred sauces. Tonight was the second time my fiancee and I have tried this sauce, and, while tasty, we found two main issues. One, the amount of tomato paste made it a little too sweet for our tastes. Two, we felt it needed a little bit more heat than what just the chili powder was bringing to the party. So, we used a 6 oz. can of tomato paste and 4 oz. of plain canned tomato sauce to cut down on the sweetness, and "kicked it up a notch" (Sorry Emeril. Please, don't sue me.) with some habanero hot sauce. For those of you who like it somewhere in the middle, a teaspoon (give or take) of cayenne would do wonders. Buena suerte mis amigos en la cocina.
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  5. Debs Recipes
    This enchilada sauce tastes pretty good, but is quite thick. Several times I tried to thin this tomato paste-based sauce by adding more chicken stock, but each time it quickly thickened back up. Then during baking, the sauce on my enchiladas dried up a lot more than I would have liked. So while this is a quick and easy recipe, it's one I probably won't make again.
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