Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Homemade Enchilada Sauce (5 of 6)

One of my favorite days of the year is coming up, Cinco de Mayo. I love any excuse to eat Mexican food! And really, I need no excuse, haha! Mexican is one my favorite cuisines to cook and to eat! I love to make enchiladas and have always wanted to try and make my own sauce from scratch. This sauce was so easy to make and took almost no time at all! It had such a great flavor and spice to it. I used this in a delicious new recipe I’ll be sharing with you on Thursday.

Homemade Enchilada Sauce (6 of 6)

Homemade Enchilada Sauce
Source: Food.com 

1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 medium onion, chopped (approx. 1/2 cup)
3 cloves minced garlic
3 tbsp. chili powder
1 tbsp. cumin powder
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. oregano
1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 cup chicken broth

In a medium pot add olive oil & heat over medium heat, add onion and cook until translucent and begins to brown, approximately 5 minutes. Add in garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt, & oregano. Stir together and cook for approximately 30 seconds.

Pour in the tomato sauce & chicken broth. Bring to a simmer and continue cooking for approximately 8-10 minutes until it has slightly thickened and reduced some.

Remove sauce from heat and press through a fine mesh sieve, placing a bowl underneath to catch the sauce and gently press on the onions to extract the sauce into the bowl. Discard the onions and use sauce in desired recipe.

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  1. This homemade enchilada sauce looks amazing, girl! I adore Mexican food and we eat it whenever humanly possible 🙂
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  2. I bought the ingredients to make my own enchilada sauce too long ago and kept putting it off, and then ended up using the perishable ones. And now I want to make this version instead! Maybe I can combine them…
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  3. Hi stephanie, thank you so much for sharing this recipe. i have been wanting to make ENCHILADA for a while, but where we live they don’t carry any enchilada sauce. the recipe looks sooo easy! there is no excuse not making it now. 🙂 thanks again!
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