The World's Easiest Basic Enchilada Sauce

Recipe by Pot Scrubber
READY IN: 1min
YIELD: 4 cups


  • 1
    (15 ounce) can Hormel chili without beans (NO OTHER BRAND)
  • 1
    (16 ounce) jar mild Pace Picante Sauce (NO OTHER BRAND, and don't confuse Pace salsa with Pace picante)


  • Combine the two.
  • You're finished!
  • Pour over purchased frozen enchiladas or burritos (or your own homemade)and top with cheese.
  • Bake at 350 til heated through.
  • Tell everyone at the table you have spent years perfecting this complicated sauce.
  • If your kids don't like "those icky green pepper things and onions" simply puree the Pace picante in a blender then add to the Hormel chili. They will never know and it also makes for a smoother texture. Additionally, I have used Hormel 99% Fat Free Turkey Chili with excellent results. Then- your enchilada sauce is almost totally fat free. Can't beat that!