Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Homemade Enchilada Sauce is an easy to make version of store-bought enchilada sauce that comes together in just 15 minutes and has bold fresh flavor.  You'll never buy the pre-made stuff again!

Homemade Enchilada Sauce | thetwobiteclub.com

Lately I have become more and more intrigued by the idea of a "homemade pantry". When I look in my pantry, I see so many bottles, spice packets, and boxed products that I could easily replicate at home using far less chemicals just as much deliciousness.

I've been trying to practice more clean eating in our home, so recipes like this one really appeal to me.  We're by no means perfect, but as I see opportunities to make a better, healthier choices, I've been trying my best to take them.

Homemade Enchilada Sauce | thetwobiteclub.com

I decided to try my hand at a homemade enchilada sauce when I put enchiladas on the menu this week.  Rather than go out and buy a bottle of the pre-made stuff, which is what the recipe I'm using called for, I went on the hunt for a homemade version.

I found a great looking recipe and I was thrilled to discover that I had all of the ingredients in my pantry.  It was super easy to make (it comes together in just 15 minutes) and it has bold amazing flavor that outshines anything I've ever bought in a bottle!

Homemade Enchilada Sauce

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  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chicken or beef broth
  • 2 tbsps plus 2 tsps chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsps dried oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat.  Whisk the flour into the hot oil and continue to whisk for one minute.  
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, broth, chili powder, oregano, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, brown sugar, salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.

  • Source: Adapted from Damn Delicious.
  • Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

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