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Enchilada Sauce

Photo: Melina Hammer; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
Hands-on time 30 mins
Total time 30 mins
Yield Makes about 5 cups
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! 

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.