(23) Enchilada Sauce

Enchilada sauce is surprisingly simple to make (once you’ve spent a week simmering the tomato paste…), especially considering the fantastic flavor it produces.  By making it at home, you can control the intensity and balance of the flavors.  Spend five minutes in the kitchen, and you too can brag that you made your enchilada sauce from scratch.


Enchilada Sauce

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon flour
1/4 cup chili powder
2 cups turkey (or chicken) stock
1-1/4 cups tomato paste
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt


In a medium saucepan, heat oil.  Add flour and stir with wooden spoon.  Cook for 1 minute.


Add chili powder and cook for 30 seconds.  Add stock, tomato paste, oregano, and cumin.  Stir to combine.


Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook for 15 minutes.


The sauce will thicken and smooth out.  Adjust the seasonings to taste.


2 thoughts on “(23) Enchilada Sauce

  1. […] 1 cup cheese 1/2 red onion, diced several cloves garlic, minced salt & pepper flour tortillas enchilada sauce 1 avocado 1/2 red onion, diced 1/2 tomato, diced several cloves garlic, minced handful cilantro, […]

  2. […] 1 pound lean ground beef 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon paprika 4 cups black beans, mashed 10 (or so) small tortillas 2-1/2 cups Mexican cheese, shredded 1-1/4 cup enchilada sauce […]

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