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Enchilada Sauce

Enchilada SauceUse this economical, quick and easy-to-make sauce to prepare enchiladas or any recipe that calls for enchilada sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons chili powder
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
3 cups water
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a small bowl combine flour, chili powder and cumin; set aside.
  2. In a 4 cup glass measure or a medium bowl, combine tomato sauce, water, salt and garlic powder; set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, stir in flour mixture and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add liquid mixture and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Use as desired.

Makes about 4 cups; 12 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): 38.5 calories; 61% calories from fat; 2.7g total fat; 0.0mg cholesterol; 284.0mg sodium; 107.9mg potassium; 3.6g carbohydrates; 1.0g fiber; 1.0g sugar; 2.6g net carbs; 0.7g protein.

Recipe and photograph by Hope Pryor; copyright © 1999; property of See Terms of Use.