Enchilada Sauce

This recipe is a huge hit:  Enchilada Sauce

Homemade Enchilada Sauce - recipe from RecipeGirl.com

Yield: About 2 1/2 cups

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Enchilada Sauce

I find the canned enchilada sauces to take on the flavor of the tin can. Ick. This easy-to-make sauce tastes so much better.


  • 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet to medium heat. Whisk in flour and chili powder. Reduce heat to medium and continue to whisk until lightly browned. Gradually whisk in tomato sauce, chicken broth, cumin, garlic powder, onion salt and salt. Stir until smooth, and continue simmering over medium heat about 10 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
  2. Serve immediately, or keep in a covered bowl in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


  • If you are preparing this recipe as GLUTEN FREE- just be sure to substitute GF flour for the all-purpose flour. And make sure you are using a brand of chicken broth that is designated as GF (or use water instead).
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted from Allrecipes)