Enchilada Sauce Mix

"This recipe was found in Gifts from the Southwest Kitchen. The printed recipes say to put this in a 8 oz jar; however, I found that was way to large. I used a 4 oz jelly jar and it worked very well. This makes a wonderful addition to a gift basket with a bag of masa harina and a tortilla press."
photo by Charlotte J photo by Charlotte J
photo by Charlotte J
photo by Charlotte J photo by Charlotte J
Ready In:
5 cups




  • To make the mix: Starting and ending with the red chili powder, alternate layers of ingredients in the jar using 1 tablespoon of red chili powder in between the other ingredients.
  • Be sure to gently tap down each layer with a tamper tool.
  • To make the sauce: Combine 1/4 olive oil and 1/2 cup flour in a 2 quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir to form a paste or roux.
  • Cook until the mixture begins to brown; add seasoning mix and stir to combine.
  • Slowly whisk in 4 cups of water, incorporating to make a smooth, gravy like consistency.
  • Stir in the 1/4 cup cider vinegar and bring to a gently simmer, stirring continuously.
  • Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Once the sauce is made if 5 cups is to much, it freezes quite well in 1 or 2 cup containers.

Questions & Replies

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  1. bobbijones107
    How many servings does this enchilada sauce mix make? I have some small mason jars that hold 4 oz that have a lid and a handle on the side that I think would be a lovely gift.


  1. Charlotte J
    I used ground Ancho Chili Pepper to make this. Made a half batch so I can use with Recipe #257233 from the 1-2-3 Hit Wonders game that I am making tonight. One of the spices I did not care for but it is still a good recipe. Maybe if I used regular chili powered I might have liked it better. Made for *Zaar Tag* game 2007


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