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Easy Enchilada Sauce

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This Easy Enchilada Sauce is the only recipe you will ever need, seriously! It is made with simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry, and it’s ready in about 15 minutes. Best of all, it is also Gluten-free, Keto, Whole30 and Paleo compliant. There is no roasting peppers, or pureeing anything in a blender. All you need is a saucepan and a spoon…..

This Easy Enchilada Sauce is made using simple, pantry ingredients in about 15 minutes. It is gluten-free, Keto, Paleo and Whole30 compliant! cookingwithcurls.com

Ingredients need to make Easy Enchilada Sauce:

  • chicken stock
  • tomato paste
  • chili powder
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • oregano 
  • cumin
  • sea salt

Easy Enchilada Sauce is thick, smooth and loaded with traditional Mexican flavors…which makes it perfect for all of your favorite recipes.

This Easy Enchilada Sauce is made with simple ingredients within about 15 minutes. It is gluten-free, Keto, Whole30 and Paleo compliant! cookingwithcurls.com

How to make Easy Enchilada Sauce:

Place all of the ingredients into a medium sized saucepan…..

easy enchilada sauce ingredients in a medium saucepan

Stir all of the ingredients together and bring to a boil…..

sauce simmering in a saucepan

Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes…..

Simmer the easy enchilada sauce for 10 minutes cookingwithcurls.com

Until the sauce is thick and smooth…..

The finished sauce should be thick and smooth on a spoon cookingwithcurls.com

So what are you going to make first? I am going to remake my Chicken Enchilada Pizza, the images are 6 years old…and in the old recipe card!! Not good. 🙁

Notes:

  • For a thinner sauce, add additional chicken stock or water.
  • For a vegan sauce, substitute vegetable broth for the chicken stock.
  • This sauce is relatively mild. For additional heat, add cayenne pepper or hot sauce.

Some of my favorite recipes that use Easy Enchilada Sauce:

How to make Authentic Enchilada Sauce:

Check out my Red Chile Enchilada Sauce to learn how to make an authentic Mexican sauce. As always, there are step-by-step instructions to guide you. 🙂

Enjoy!!

This Easy Enchilada Sauce is made with simple ingredients within about 15 minutes. It is gluten-free, Keto, Whole30 and Paleo compliant! cookingwithcurls.com

Easy Enchilada Sauce

This Easy Enchilada Sauce is the only recipe you will ever need! It is made with simple ingredients and ready in about 15 minutes! It's also Gluten-free, Keto, Whole30 and Paleo compliant.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: easy, sauce, mexican, enchiladas, homemade, whole30, paleo, gluten-free, keto, best
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 102kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 3 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients into a medium sized saucepan.
  • Stir all of the ingredients together and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes until the sauce is thick and smooth.
  • Use the sauce immediately, or pour into a mason jar and refrigerate until ready to use.

Notes

  • For a thinner sauce, add additional chicken stock or water.
  • For a vegan sauce, substitute vegetable broth for the chicken stock.
  • This sauce is relatively mild. For additional heat, add cayenne pepper or hot sauce.
  • This recipe makes about 2 1/4 cups of sauce. Depending on how the sauce is used, it will serve about 4 people.

Nutrition

Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 898mg | Potassium: 692mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2425IU | Vitamin C: 9.6mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 3.1mg

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