Enchilada Sauce From Scratch

Make your own Enchilada Sauce From Scratch to give your favorite enchiladas a homemade touch with just a few minutes and basic supplies!

Enchilada Sauce From Scratch

Is there anyone else who like enchiladas? with essence, you’re taking a nearly flawless dish—the burrito—and baking it while covering it with a delectable sauce and cheese. How is it possible to make a mistake? We create our own enchilada sauce from scratch because of this! It’s simple to build, and chances are you already have everything you need!

Ingredients Needed

  • Vegetable Stock.
  • One of the few things we dislike making from scratch is tomato paste. We’ve done it before, and to be honest, it’s one of the rare occasions when I’ll tell you that starting over wasn’t worth it.
  • Olive Oil: Alternatively, you may use canola or any other vegetable or flavorless oil.
  • We use all-purpose flour, but gluten-free flour is also an option.
  • Spices: salt, paprika, oregano, chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder.
  • Apple cider vinegar: To provide just a hint of tartness.

Easy to Make

Enchilada Sauce From Scratch

The ease of preparation of this enchilada sauce is one of my favorite things about it.

Get ready! It’s preferable to prepare the spices and gather the stock, paste, and vinegar ahead of time because this sauce comes together quickly.

Gradually add oil. Heat the oil because it burns rapidly.

Prepare the paste! Make sure you have that paste measured out and ready to add right away since the spices might burn rapidly once they are added to the heated oil.

Add the stock bit by bit. Slowly add the stock while whisking. Chicken stock also works well if you’re not vegetarian or vegan and don’t have any veggies!

Enchilada Sauce From Scratch


What is the duration of this?

This keeps well in the refrigerator for up to five days and freezes well for up to three months.

Can I make it?

Due to the extremely low acidity of this sauce, I would not suggest it.

Should I change the seasoning?

Naturally, of course! Diminished the chile? Not an issue. Greater cumin? Fantastic. To suit your personal taste, adjust it!

Can it be made without gluten?

Without a doubt. Simply use gluten-free flour in its place.

Enchilada Sauce From Scratch

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Enchilada Sauce From Scratch

You can elevate your enchiladas with a homemade enchilada sauce in a matter of minutes and basic ingredients!
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course condiment
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2


  • tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons flour all purpose or whatever you have
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups vegetable stock or chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar


  • Assemble the ingredients by making the tomato paste and vegetable stock, and then transfer all of the flour and spices into a small bowl.
  • Heat the olive oil in a medium-sized sauce pan over medium heat. As soon as you add the dry ingredients, whisk continuously for about 30 seconds. Take care to prevent burning. Whisk in tomato paste until largely incorporated.
  • About one cup of the vegetable stock should be added at a time, and you should whisk everything together thoroughly before adding the second cup. Mix until there are no more clumps.
  • After bringing the mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat, reduce the heat to a moderate simmer. Cook, whisking often, for 5 to 7 minutes. This will make the sauce thicker.
  • After taking off the heat, mix in the vinegar. Allow to cool. It will start to thicken at this point.
  • Spread it over your preferred enchiladas, or let it cool and put it in the freezer or refrigerator.


Dietary information is for a single batch.
Replace the flour with gluten-free flour to make it gluten-free.
Use any flavor-neutralizing oil.
To suit your individual tastes, adjust the spices!
Storage: Place in the freezer for up to three months or the refrigerator for up to five days.
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