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Enchilada Sauce Recipe

Authentic Mexican Enchilada Sauce Recipe

How to Make authentic mexican enchilada sauce recipe ? very simple and yummy
Course Appetizer
Cuisine international
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 serves
Calories 100kcal


  • 3 tbls of canola oil or lard
  • 1 tbl of all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups of water (if you have bad tasting water where you live, use bottled water for this sauce)
  • 1 tsp chicken base (can be bought at any restaurant food supply) or chicken flavor bouillon powder
  • 3 to 4 tbls red chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 to 2 tbls of tomato paste


  • Heat canola oil in saucepan or frying pan over medium heat. Add flour and make a roux. Cook until light brown, about 10 to 12 minutes. Slowly add water and stir vigorously to combine. Add chicken base, chili powder, garlic powder and tomato paste. Continue cooking until sauce begins to bubble and thicken. Lower heat and cook another 5 minutes. Taste for seasoning and add salt at this time, if needed.
  • I also use this sauce over rice, chili rellenos and burritos.


Tip: This sauce freezes well and will keep easily for 2 months.