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Jess’s Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce

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Making your own homemade red enchilada sauce is easier than you make think. This flavorful tomato based goodness is perfect for enchiladas, smothered burritos and more!

Open jar of homemade enchilada sauce showing red tomato based goodness inside.

    I have made homemade enchilada sauce before, but it was not like this!  My sister-in-law Jess sent me this recipe.

 She asked her husband what her signature dish should be for a contribution for the blog and this was part of his vote (the enchiladas will come tomorrow!)  

She said it is slightly different each time she makes it because she rarely measure, she adds what looks and tastes right.  I can sympathize, that is how I normally cook as well.  I tried it using the measurements she sent and it was delicious!!

Jar of red enchilada sauce, ready to be used.
Yield: 12 Servings

Jess's Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce

Jar of red enchilada sauce read to be used.

Making your own homemade red enchilada sauce is easier than you make think. This flavorful tomato based goodness is perfect for enchiladas, smothered burritos and more!

Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 T vegetable oil
  • 2 T flour
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 T cumin
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Cholula to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat a saucepan and oil over medium-high heat.  Stir in flour and chili powder. Reduce heat to medium and cook until lightly browned, stirring constantly.
  2. Add tomato sauce and water and stir well to combine.
  3. Add seasoning, tasting as your go. 
  4. Simmer for a few minutes until slightly thickened.
  5. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 38Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 517mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Unknown

Friday 12th of June 2015

I make enchiladas all the time, but I usually buy sauce. I'm going to give this a try. It sounds wonderful:-) Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Hope you join us again this week.

Carlee

Friday 12th of June 2015

It is really easy to make! Plus that way you can customize the flavor a bit. I hope you enjoy it!

Marigene

Friday 5th of June 2015

Sounds delicious...thanks for sharing!

Carlee

Friday 5th of June 2015

It is wonderful. The recipe for her enchiladas is up now. They are delicious!

Anonymous

Friday 5th of June 2015

I'm so glad the measurements worked out! Wish we could have been there to taste it. Maybe one day I'll make it with this actual recipe to see what it's like. :)

Carlee

Friday 5th of June 2015

They were so delicious, thanks for sharing!

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