How to Make Enchilada Sauce

The difference between a good enchilada and a mediocre one is in the sauce. Make Enchilada Sauce, Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant, MassachusettsMany 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!

Comments

  1. This recipe reminds me of my grandma’s enchiladas. It is so delicious. Thank you for posting it!

  2. what you mean when you say *Gradually pour the chicken broth to the flour, spices, and oil.? didnt you just did it.? i dont get that part :(

    • Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurants says:

      Hi Dania. Sorry that this part isn’t that clear. We have edited the sentence. You will need to add the chicken broth into the mixture after you’ve added the flour and spices.

  3. My sauce is a bit different, and involves non traditional ingredients.
    I found this combination by accident
    Cream of Mushroom, tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, cheddar, monteray jack, american or velveeta cheese, and some milk…sounds odd but it works.

  4. I want to try this recipe but i have a question, How many enchiladas does this recipe make? This will be my first time making enchiladas

    • Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurants says:

      This recipe is just for making the enchilada sauce. The sauce should be enough for a good number of enchiladas. :)

  5. Is this for red enchilada sauce?

  6. What kind of cheese do I use?

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