The difference between a good enchilada and a mediocre one is in the sauce. Many people buy store bought sauce because they believe they do not have the time to make it from scratch. With this simple recipe, that is no longer an excuse. We will show you how to make enchilada sauce that will take your dinner from good to delicious in no time at all.
Make Enchilada Sauce: Gather the Ingredients
Quality ingredients play a huge role in the final product of your enchiladas. If you want to make enchilada sauce of the best quality, you should be sure to find the best ingredients. Most important to enchilada sauce is the chili powder. Believe us. You will taste the difference between the cheap powder and the one which may cost an extra buck. In order to make enchilada sauce, you will need the following ingredients.
- 2 Tbsp. vegetable or canola oil
- 2 Tbsp. flour
- 4 Tbsp. chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. cumin
- 1/4 tsp. oregano
- 2 cups chicken broth
*This recipe is from Gimmesomeoven
Make Enchilada Sauce: Heat and Combine
Now that you have the best ingredients to make enchilada sauce, you must put them all together. This seems pretty self-explanatory, but it is important to follow the correct order so that your sauce will be smooth and thick. First, you should heat the oil on a medium to low heat in a sauce pan. Then, the flour may be added. Stir the flour and oil for one minute and then add in the other ingredients (chili powder, garlic powder, salt, cumin, and oregano). Gradually pour the chicken broth into the flour, spices, and oil. Be sure to use a whisk to constantly stir as you add the broth to prevent lumps from forming. Allow the sauce to simmer at a low heat for about 10-15 minutes.
You know how to make enchilada sauce like a pro. If you would like to compare your home-style recipe with our own enchilada sauce, come and visit Casa Blanca at one of our our locations in Andover, North Andover, and North Billerica. We offer a number of authentic Mexican dishes in a family-friendly atmosphere.
Have you ever tried to make enchilada sauce? We would love to hear about your cooking experience!