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Enchilada sauce recipe

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I have given the couple of shots to get my enchilada treat on point. Lately, I realized that even the tangiest enchilada recipe is incomplete without a spectacular, spicy enchilada sauce! Almost every cookbook will tell you to fix your enchilada sauce first to have the ultimate, savoury enchilada recipe. I I am here with the most simple enchilada sauce recipe for you guys that will create an easy doorway for you to enjoy the blissful savoury vibe of enchiladas! You might have been entirely oblivious to the fact but let me tell you, preparation of the great enchiladas start with exquisite art and a fantastic sauce companion!

I have always cherished sharing my best and top secret recipes with you guys, and the easy enchilada sauce recipe that I am going to share with you today is one of those most loved recipes of mine! I have attempted this recipe several times, and it always turned on point with a perfectly savory, tangy aura! I would highly recommend you to try this one for your upcoming enchilada treat and you’ll be blessed with the tastiest enchiladas. One of the most amazing things about this recipe is that you can bring it on in just 20 minutes, and it is delicious enough to enchant your taste buds within the fraction of seconds.

I always love to experiment a lot with my usual sauce recipes; this sauce is one of my most liked sauces; any sauce can become much more toothsome when you try various aromatic ingredients in it. Initially, I gave a shot to this recipe with extra tomato sauce, and the sauce turned up quite bland and sour. And other day, I tried the sauce recipe without adding any tomato blend, and surprisingly it tasted like everything else but not like an authentic enchilada sauce that was in the backdrop of my mind since growing up! If you have a special love for enchilada sauces, then Mexican restaurants are the perfect hubs for you that will satisfy your taste buds like nothing else.

At last, after many trials and error, I was able to fix up my enchiladas recipe perfectly! If you don’t know the deliciousness of enchiladas sauce, then explore it below!

What is Enchilada sauce?

Enchilada sauce

Enchiladas are the tender corn tortillas that are drenched in ground meat or shredded chicken, and the company of savoury enchilada sauce enhances the dish on a whole new level; at the end, the dish is baked into the oven. Enchilada sauce is truly tangy, savory, and it is also one of the essential elements in authentic Mexican dishes. You can drizzle up this sauce on many dishes or bring it on with your all-time favourite nachos; this flavorful sauce is even helpful to elevate the taste of filling in your cherished burritos! Your upcoming enchiladas treat deserves this awesome companion to fulfill its next level of yumminess; go for it!

What are the basic ingredients of Enchilada sauce?

Enchilada sauce is a chilli powder blend poured in a soulful broth along with savory ingredients like onion, garlic and tomato blend, and it is thickened with the help of yummy flour. Though the sauce that I will share with you guys is the red enchilada sauce recipe, you can expand your horizon of personal choices and try out other variants like the green enchilada sauce. Many people love this one to add to their savory chicken enchiladas. A red enchilada sauce is a little spicy than a regular green enchilada sauce. The classic red enchiladas sauce recipe consists of a savory red chili blend and the tomato base. Still, the green sauce is prepared with the use of cumin, poblano peppers and oregano.

How spicy is red Enchilada sauce?

red Enchilada sauce

The classic red enchiladas sauce recipe is prepared with the “chili powder” along with the mixture of several savoury and robust ingredients that are used to season the chilli, so it can be quite spicy as compared to ordinary sauces. However, the chilli brand you are using in your recipe could alter the spiciness and intensity very much. Some brands are prepared with intensely heated ingredients that make the sauce very spicy. So I would suggest you substitute the cayenne power or reduce it in your recipe if you are already using the red chilli powder, as this will balance out the flavours.

Is Enchilada sauce supposed to be thick?

Yes, enchiladas sauce tastes fantastic with a thicker quantity. You can add some flour to thicken it quickly. Also, you can make it thinner by pouring tablespoons of water or chicken broth if it becomes too much thick. Simmer it for another 7-8 minutes on the medium-low heat flame to let all the flavors blend wholly.

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Why is my Enchilada sauce bitter?

This is a relatively common problem that many people face when they attempt the homemade enchiladas sauce recipe, and the solution to it is as common as the problem! Well, the reason why you ended up with bitter sauce can be anything; you can anytime add up a hint of brown sugar to balance out the taste. An elevated taste of chili makes it a little bitter; as the skin peels of chili pepper are bitter, the sauce can develop a little tint of bitterness.

How do you thicken Enchilada sauce with flour?

Melt the butter in a saucepan on medium-high heat flame until it becomes foamy. After that, pour the flour and keep stirring it consistently for an extra 1 minute. Add chicken broth, canned enchilada sauce, salt and pepper in it. Give a light boil to the blend. After that, decrease down the heat flame and simmer it until the sauce gets thicker.

Is red or green Enchilada sauce better?

Red enchilada sauce can be much spicy than the regular green enchiladas sauce as it is prepared with more spicy ingredients such as red chilli and tomato blend. One the other hand, green enchilada sauce is milder in taste. It is made with the ingredients like tomatillos, green chilis and sometimes jalapeños, so the green variant of enchiladas sauce contains a tremendous amount of heat. So, the choice depends upon you; you can choose any as per the mood of your taste buds.

How do you make Enchilada sauce thicker?

You can thicken the sauce easily. Pour 2 cups of chicken/veg stock into your sauce. Give it a light boil until the sauce becomes thicker or for 10-15 minutes.

Does Enchilada sauce have tomatoes in it?

The red enchilada sauce recipe many times contains tomato blend or sauce in it. The enchilada sauce is prepared with all sorts of exotic Mexican ingredients. It also has the army aromatic dried spices. These are sautéed so the ultimate flavor can bloom to the fullest.

How can you use Enchilada sauce for other dishes?

The usage of Enchilada sauce is not bounded by the usual enchiladas. You can use it with various other recipes. You could use this savory sauce as a simmer sauce for meat recipes. This sauce also makes a fantastic dip; blend it with the sour cream to get the creamy, savory dip. A classic enchilada sauce works fine as a substitute for usual taco sauce.

Easy Red Enchilada Sauce Recipe

Easy Red Enchilada Sauce Recipe
Enchilada sauce recipe
Easy Red Enchilada Sauce Recipe
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This red enchilada sauce recipe is one of the go-to sauces that I cherish. This homemade enchilada sauce recipe will enhance your enchiladas like nothing else. This tangy sauce is easy to prepare and makes your enchilada a memorable treat.
Servings Prep Time
1 1/2 Cups 5 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 Minutes 20 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 1/2 Cups 5 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 Minutes 20 Minutes
Enchilada sauce recipe
Easy Red Enchilada Sauce Recipe
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This red enchilada sauce recipe is one of the go-to sauces that I cherish. This homemade enchilada sauce recipe will enhance your enchiladas like nothing else. This tangy sauce is easy to prepare and makes your enchilada a memorable treat.
Servings Prep Time
1 1/2 Cups 5 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 Minutes 20 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 1/2 Cups 5 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 Minutes 20 Minutes
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Instructions
  1. First of all, cook the spices and roux. Take a small saucepan and heat up oil in it over a medium heat flame. Pour flour in it and again cook it for an extra 1 minute. Keep whisking it at regular intervals. Add up chili powder, cumin, oregano and garlic powder to it. Cook it for an additional one minute. Whisk it at regular intervals.
  2. Gently stream the stock into it, whisk it consistently to blend, until no lumps are remaining. For some time, simmer the sauce. After that, decrease the heat flame to medium, to balance. Simmer it about ten to fifteen minutes, keep it uncovered. Allow the sauce to thicken slightly.
  3. Taste the sauce and add salt to it, as per your needs.
  4. Serve the freshly prepared enchilada sauce with your tasty enchiladas, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Easy Red Enchilada Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 980 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41g 63%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 24g
Sodium 1100mg 46%
Potassium 2654mg 76%
Total Carbohydrates 149g 50%
Dietary Fiber 33g 132%
Sugars 37g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 91%
Vitamin C 75%
Calcium 38%
Iron 63%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Hello everyone, this is Bhagyashree! First of all, I would sincerely thank you for giving a valuable moment to discover my food blog! Though I am not a professional chef, food blogging and cooking has always been in my nerves since I found the magic and creativity that I can evoke through different pantry arts!