This Easy Enchilada Sauce is made with simple ingredients within about 15 minutes. It is gluten-free, Keto, Whole30 and Paleo compliant!
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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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: easy, sauce, mexican, enchiladas, homemade, whole30, paleo, gluten-free, keto, best
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 102kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


  • 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  • 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.


  • 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.


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