Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tasty Tuesday ~ Enchilada Sauce

Today is Tuesday so it's time for Tasty Tuesday! Today I'm going to share with you a Mexican Enchilada Sauce. This is a sauce that I found years ago once I realized that I could make it a whole lot cheaper than buying cans of it at the store.

Mexican Enchilada Sauce


3 tablespoons chili powder
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon oregano
3 cups water
1 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce

  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Stirring constantly, slowly add enough of the water to make a thin paste.
  3. Pour into pan and add rest of water.
  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.
  5. Stir in tomato sauce.
  6. Use in your favorite enchilada recipe.
The amounts on the ingredients are very flexible.  For instance, if you are feeding those that don't like "spicy" you can halve the chili powder and double the tomato sauce.  Experiment to suit your taste, but DON'T leave out the cocoa.  This recipe made enough for me to use it in a recipe for Chicken Enchiladas and have enough left over to save in this jar for the next time that I want to use it!



Pamela Gold said...

I make my enchiladas using the McCormick packets (savory taste) that you add sauce and water to not the one in the can which I think tends to be on the sweet side. Where does this one fall?

Kim said...

I would say that this one is on the savory side which I like as well. The cocoa adds a depth to it which is just AMAZING! Try it.

Michelle @ On and Off My Plate said...

This is great...I always end up buying canned enchilada sauce and I want to start making more from scratch and in a more natural state...I bet I can use your recipe and use homemade tomato sauce! Thanks for sharing and for hosting.

Happy Tuesday.

Jacky Hackett said...
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Jacky Hackett said...

Wow, this is great. I hate buying the canned stuff. And a bonus, I was just wondering how to use up a surplus of cocoa.


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