Killer Red Enchilada Sauce That’s Done in 10 Minutes
Prep Time: 3mins
Cook Time: 7mins
Total Time: 10mins
Did you know making a killer red enchilada sauce is just about as easy as opening a can? And if you buy the right kind of chili powder it totally tastes better than the store bought kind. PLUS: done in 10 minutes. Yes!
3tablespoonsNew Mexican chili powder
1tablespoonchipotle chili powder
1 & 1/2cupschicken broth*
1 (8-oz)cantomato sauce
In a 2 or 3 quart pot, melt the butter with the olive oil over medium heat.
In a small bowl, combine flour, New Mexican chili powder, chipotle chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and a pinch of cinnamon.
When it is frothy, add the flour mixture. Stir it together into a thick paste. It should get nice and bubbly. Stir constantly for about 1 minute (this is to cook out the raw flour flavor and toast the spices a bit.)
Slowly pour in the chicken broth while stirring. The sauce should thicken up immediately. Add the can of tomato sauce.
You can thin it out with a few more tablespoons of chicken broth or water, if it is thicker than you like.
Simmer over medium or medium-low heat for another 7-8 minutes to give the flavors a chance to marry.
You can either use it right away, or store it in the fridge for up to a week. I like to store it in a 1-quart mason jar. You can also freeze it in a ziplock bag to have on hand.