enchilada sauce

★★★★★ 4
a recipe by
Carolyn Haas
Whitewater, WI

I wanted to use enchilada sauce in a Mexican-style casserole recipe calling for tomato sauce. This was intended to give extra spiciness and some thickness to the sauce. It worked out quite well, based on several different recipes. Most recipes called for a large amount of sauce, so I also cut this one down to the amount that I needed.

★★★★★ 4
serves 3-4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For enchilada sauce

  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 8 oz
    can tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    chili powder - heat level up to you
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/3 c
  • salt & pepper, to taste

How To Make enchilada sauce

  • 1
    Add olive oil to a medium sauce pan and heat until a little flour sizzles. Then slowly add the rest of the flour while whisking into oil.
  • 2
    Stir in tomato sauce, spices, and water.
  • 3
    Heat to boiling, lower heat and stir until thickened. If too thick, add a little more water.
  • 4
    Taste for salt and pepper.