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Monday, October 7, 2013

Red Enchilada Sauce

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2 T. olive oil
2 T. flour
4 T. chili powder
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. cumin
1/4 t. oregano
2 cups chicken broth
1 to 1 1/2 cups water (optional)

Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add flour and blend together into a roux for about one minute. Stir in seasonings. Gradually add in the chicken broth and water, whisking constantly to remove lumps. Reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes until thick.  (I added some cornstarch/water to thicken it even further).

Use immediately or refrigerate in an air-tight container for up to two weeks.

Holly's Notes:
I found the original recipe at Gimme Some Oven.  I'd always wanted to make my own enchilada sauce and I had run out of canned this week, so it was the perfect opportunity.  This was fantastic. I also wanted more sauce without actually doubling it, because the chili powders I used were spicy. The addition of 1 1/2 cups of water was fine and I added a cornstarch/water mixture to thicken it further. The sauce is a gorgeous rust color and was super easy to make.  It was perfect with my Beef Enchiladas.  I don't think I'll ever buy canned enchilada sauce again.  This recipe reflects my adaptations.

One of the things I love best about this recipe is that everything in it is usually in my pantry.  It doesn't need special ingredients.

It's as good as your chili powder is and sometimes I use three different kinds of chili powder: regular, chipotle and ancho.  




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21 comments:

  1. This looks so good! I am trying to gather a bunch of recipes just like this one so I don't have to rely on the store bought stuff again! Thanks!

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  2. I love enchiladas. So now I am excited to try it with the homemade sauce instead of store bought. Always better!

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    1. Homemade is nearly always better. This is our family's preference. I haven't purchased store bought sauce since finding this recipe!

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  3. Hi Holly,
    I love homemade sauces, your Enchilada Sauce looks very flavorful, I will give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  4. Wow bet this is tasty! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

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  5. Sounds like a good recipe. Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

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  6. Thanks for coming and linking up at #The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on The Midnight Baker (bakeatmidnite.com) ! I hope to see you there!

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  7. Never realized how simple this is to make. Thanks for sharing it with us on foodie friday.

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  8. I have never made homemade enchilada sauce but it seems simple enough. I am excited to try this and not have to buy the canned sauce anymore.

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    1. I was surprised at how easy this was to make. I don't purchase canned sauce any more. Let me know how you like it!

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  9. Ill print it out and give it a try! I now just buy a can of sauce and add a seasoning packet and cumin and chili powder! MIght as well make it all homemade! followed you from Treasure box tuesday linky

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  10. I always like making homemade sauces because you just never know what's in the store-bought versions!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week

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  11. This sounds lovely. I recently started making my own Mexican spice rub but haven't tried a sauce yet. Will definitely give this a go though! #tastytuesdays

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  12. You are right, I do have all of these ingredients on hand most of the time, including right now. Yeah!

    Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays.

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  13. WHAT? Making enchilada sauce is THIS easy...I had no idea...Thank you so so much for sharing!

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  14. That looks so good! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

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  15. I love homemade enchilada sauce. It's one of those things that once you try it, you can't go back to buying it premade! Thank you for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo this week.

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  16. I usually just use enchilada sauce out of a can, but this one looks perfect! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  17. Hello cute lady! This looks so yummy. Pinned. We couldn't think of anyone better to party with. We hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. I don't see why not. I usually use the whole batch, so that's never come up. But, I'd certainly try freezing it. I can't that it wouldn't work.

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