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How to Make Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Forget the canned stuff! Let me show you how to make homemade enchilada sauce that will knock your socks off and it only takes minutes! Make ahead a batch for quick weeknight meals!

Homemade Enchilada Sauce in white bowl on wood table with tortillas

I’ve been testing out this sauce forever, I’ve made some very tasty homemade enchiladas with different versions and cooking methods, but I think I’ve finally found the answer to the nice thick, rich and perfectly easy enchilada sauce that you can make yourself with very little effort.  Sure, popping open a can is easy, and a few brands are actually really good.  But if you want to take it to the next level, let me show you how to make homemade enchilada sauce in minutes!

How to make homemade enchilada sauce

  1. Add ingredients to stock pot or dutch oven
  2. Heat and stir until thickened
  3. Enjoy

Homemade enchilada sauce in blue dutch oven with wooden spoon

It’s really just that simple – combining l0 ingredients in your favorite pot and letting it simmer until thickened.  Cool and store in jars to use this week or add to freezer bags or containers and thaw out anytime to make delicious enchiladas, soups and more.  You could make

We did a vote over on Instagram a couple weeks ago about making enchilada sauce and I can’t remember the exact results, but the majority of you there wanted to make it from scratch as long as it was easy!  So, I’d love to know what you think! Is it easy enough? Will you try it?  I’d love to hear from you!

glass jars filled with homemade enchilada sauce

Homemade Enchilada Sauce in white bowl on wood table with tortillas
4.84 from 12 votes

How to Make Homemade Enchilada Sauce

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Forget the canned stuff! Let me show you how to make homemade enchilada sauce that will knock your socks off and it only takes minutes! Make ahead a batch for quick weeknight meals!
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Whisk together cornstarch with water until smooth
  • Add all ingredients to saucepan or dutch oven
  • Bring to a simmer and whisk until smooth and thickened (about 10 minutes)
  • Allow to cool completely before storing in glass jars or freezer bags

Nutrition

Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 4331mg | Potassium: 1541mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 6875IU | Vitamin C: 47.8mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 8.1mg
Servings: 2 approx 10 oz servings
Calories: 209kcal

 

 

Forget the canned stuff! Let me show you how to make homemade enchilada sauce that will knock your socks off and it only takes minutes! Make ahead a batch for quick weeknight meals! #garnishedplate #homemade #enchiladasauce #enchilada
Forget the canned stuff! Let me show you how to make homemade enchilada sauce that will knock your socks off and it only takes minutes! Make ahead a batch for quick weeknight meals! #homemade #enchiladasauce

54 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Great quick recipe. As for that extra kick on spice, you may want to try cayenne powder. Ratio:1/4 cayenne, 1/4 smoked paprika, 1/2 chili powder. Good luck!

    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! You’re correct, it may not be authentic, but it is tasty and sure comes in handy in a pinch when you need a super easy homemade enchilada sauce!! If you’re looking for something more authentic, I’m sure you’ll be able to find it!

    1. I’m not sure what you are referring to? I don’t see anywhere in my post where I’ve referred to them as produce? Are you using another app to create a grocery list? If so, I’m sorry, I have no control over that. Is this why you’ve rated this recipe poorly?

  2. 5 stars
    I just made this, it was super easy and very tasty. I didn’t have Ancho, so I added one teaspoon of
    Chipotle power. Thank you, Jennifer!

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