Homemade Enchilada Sauce is perfect for any Mexican dish.
In my quest for lessening processed food, I've sought out an enchilada sauce recipe. I've made enchilada sauce in the past, but I kept reverting back to the canned stuff.
The cans are easy. They last just about forever in my pantry and are there when I want to quickly throw together enchiladas.
In a taste test, homemade wins every time. I just needed to figure out a way to work it into my busy schedule.
This weekend I made enchilada sauce. It only took 20 minutes. Not bad, but not totally feasible for a weeknight either. It is perfect for the weekend. I doubled the recipe for the sauce and used part for dinner and froze the rest.
I can easily pull it out on a weekday and use it for dinner. A perfect solution!
Can this sauce be vegetarian?
I used chicken broth in this sauce, but you can easily make it vegetarian by using a vegetable broth.
Recipes Using Enchilada Sauce:
- Enchilada Soup
- Quinoa Enchilada Bake
- Spaghetti Squash Boats
- Enchilada Casserole
- Ground Turkey Enchiladas
If you make this recipe, I’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below and snap a picture and tag me on Instagram @beyondthechickencoop
Homemade Enchilada Sauce
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Tablespoons corn meal
- ⅓ cup ground red chili powder
- 2 ½ cups chicken or vegetable broth
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ⅕ teaspoon dried oregano
- 3 Tablespoons butter
- In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Saute garlic for one minute.2 Tablespoons olive oil, 4 cloves garlic, minced
- Add corn meal and heat for another minute.2 Tablespoons corn meal
- Add ground chili. Stir until chili is fragrant (one to two minutes). Do not over cook or chile will turn bitter tasting.⅓ cup ground red chili powder
- Whisk in broth. Add pepper and oregano. Continue cooking for 5-8 minutes until sauce begins to thicken.2 ½ cups chicken or vegetable broth, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, ⅕ teaspoon dried oregano
- Add butter. Remove from heat.3 Tablespoons butter
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