Enchilada Sauce

Enchilada SauceRecipe
Photo: Melina Hammer; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
You'll want to keep this recipe on-hand for homemade Enchilada Sauce any time a recipe calls for it. It takes a dish from so-so to over-the-top!



Makes about 5 cups
Total time: 30 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 30 Minutes


1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup chili powder
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup minced onion
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 (8-oz.) cans tomato sauce
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper


Cook first 2 ingredients in hot oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, 2 minutes. Stir in onion; cook, stirring often, 3 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook, stirring often, 1 minute. Stir in remaining ingredients and 3 cups water. Cook, stirring often, 15 minutes or until thickened.