Texas Red Enchilada Sauce

Recipe by Mark H.
READY IN: 45mins
YIELD: 2-3 cups




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