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Simple Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Simple Homemade Enchilada Sauce

This Simple Homemade Enchilada Sauce is a time and money saver! You don't have to make a trip to the store, and it's much cheaper! Plus, the flavor beats the grocery brands!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 2
Calories 235 kcal


  • Medium sauce-pan
  • Measuring spoons
  • Whisk
  • Spatula


  • 2 Tbsp Whole wheat flour
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp Chili powder
  • 2 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1 tsp Fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 2 Cups Chicken broth or veggie broth


  • Combine the olive oil, flour, and spices in a medium sauce-pan with the heat set to medium. Whisk the ingredients together until they are combined well.
  • Add the chicken broth to the pan, and whisk until the mixture is smooth.
  • Let the sauce simmer until it starts to bubble.
  • Turn the heat down to low, and let the sauce thicken for 10 minutes while whisking frequently.
  • When the sauce has thickened, remove the pan from the heat and set aside to cool.
  • Use the sauce immediately, or store in the fridge for later use.


  • Store the Enchilada sauce in a plastic container in the fridge for up to a week.
  • Use for Enchiladas, as a taco sauce, in burritos, or over eggs.
  • The recipe yields 1 1/2 cups of sauce, which is enough for two enchilada meals.
  • You can use Gluten-Free flour in place of whole wheat flour for those with wheat allergies. 
Keyword Easy, Enchiladas, Healthy, Red Sauce, Simple