Ready in only 10 minutes, this easy enchilada sauce is super simple to make and requires no dried chiles! Made with chile powder, tomato paste and more. #enchiladas #mexicanfoodrecipes #mexicanfood #mexicanrecipes
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Easy Enchilada Sauce

Ready in only 10 minutes, this easy enchilada sauce is super simple to make and requires no dried chiles! Made with chile powder, tomato paste and more.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 servings (2 1/4 cups total)
Calories: 113.51kcal
Author: Isabel Eats

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (or gluten-free flour blend)
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 1/4 cups broth (chicken or vegetable)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

Instructions

  • In a small pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add flour and whisk together for 1 minute.
  • Add chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, cumin and dried oregano and whisk together for 30 seconds.
  • Slowly pour in the broth while whisking constantly to make sure no big lumps form.
  • Add the tomato paste and whisk the enchilada sauce until completely smooth.
  • Bring to a simmer, remove from heat and serve.

Notes

Storage: Can be stored in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to a week. Can also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Concerned this may be too spicy? Start with using only half of the chili powder and add more to taste.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Enchilada Sauce
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cups)
Calories 113.51 Calories from Fat 76
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.47g13%
Saturated Fat 1.18g6%
Sodium 1008.38mg42%
Potassium 275.43mg8%
Carbohydrates 9.34g3%
Fiber 3.29g13%
Sugar 1.8g2%
Protein 2.65g5%
Vitamin A 2494IU50%
Vitamin C 1.75mg2%
Calcium 34.39mg3%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cups | Calories: 113.51kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.34g | Protein: 2.65g | Fat: 8.47g | Saturated Fat: 1.18g | Sodium: 1008.38mg | Potassium: 275.43mg | Fiber: 3.29g | Sugar: 1.8g | Vitamin A: 2494IU | Vitamin C: 1.75mg | Calcium: 34.39mg | Iron: 2.1mg