Thursday, May 22, 2014

Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce -- SUPER EASY

Red Enchilada Sauce Recipe 

Yield: 2 cups

Thanks to my awesome step mom who is Mexican, I was raised on DELICIOUS HOMEMADE MEXICAN FOOD. Nothing is better. It still is, to this day, my favorite cuisine. And thanks to my aunt, I get to share this SUPER SIMPLE recipe with you on how to make your own red enchilada sauce. (I prefer red over verde sauce).


2 Tbsp vegetable oil (olive oil would be my preference)
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour (or arrowroot powder or cornstarch for gluten free options)
2 Tbsp chili powder
2 cups water
3 oz. tomato paste
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
3/4 tsp salt


STEP 1: Add the vegetable oil, flour, and chili powder to a medium pot. Turn the heat on to medium and whisk the ingredients together. Continue to whisk as the mixture begins to bubble. Whisk and cook the mixture for one minute once it begins bubbling.

STEP 2: After one minute, whisk in the water, tomato paste, cumin, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper until smooth. Allow the sauce to come up to a simmer. Once it reaches a simmer it will begin to thicken slightly.

STEP 3: Starting with a 1/2 teaspoon, add salt to taste. I used about 3/4 teaspoon total. The sauce is now ready to use!

Enchilada sauce can be poured over enchiladas, burritos, stuffed poblanos, or used in casseroles for extra flavor. And be sure to put TONS of queso on top (and melt!).

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