Jun 11, 2020 (Last updated Sep 21, 2021) by Hannah Sunderani
Hi guys! Here’s a quick recipe for how to make homemade enchilada sauce! This enchilada sauce is featured in my Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas. The sauce is fiery and flavourful. Made by blending spices like chili powder, cumin and cinnamon for a mouth-watering, luscious and zesty sauce.
Better yet, it takes under 10-minutes to make. So say goodbye to store-bought enchilada sauce – that’s packed with sugar, preservatives and GMO’s and opt-in for this savoury red enchilada sauce instead.
For this recipe you will need:
Certainly, you can buy enchilada sauce from the grocery to save time. But I urge you to make it yourself – it’s so much more delicious, and actually quick and easy to do! It just requires a stocked pantry.
The benefits of making your own homemade enchilada sauce is that will know exactly what’s gone into making it. No preservatives or GMOs or sugar.
In addition, you have full control over the flavour and texture when it’s homemade. Sometimes store bought versions can be too tomato-y or too spicy, or the consistency might be too runny.
But, when you make the sauce yourself you can adjust the flavours to taste, and be sure you’re getting a thick sauce for spreading.
I must thank Cookie and Kate for inspiring me to make my own, and experimenting with flavours to create this recipe. I hope you enjoy it too, and feel free to play around with the seasoning! Add more chili powder for heat/flavour, or apple cider vinegar for brightness.
Now, this recipe comes together quickly. So I encourage you to measure out the ingredients in advanced so you can add as you whisk. All-in-all it takes about 5 minutes of cooking in a saucepan. So yeah, it’s fast!
To save time for making enchiladas, you can prepare this enchilada sauce in advance and keep chilled in the fridge. It will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days. Simply reheat before using, whisking well. And add splashes of more broth if needed to thin it out.
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So there we have it. A very quick 5-minute recipe for homemade enchilada sauce that will take your enchiladas to the next level. It’s a fiery, flavourful, zesty sauce. And since it’s homemade, you know exactly what’s gone into making it – no sugars or preservative. I think you’re going to love using this to make your favourite enchilada dishes.
And, if you do make this recipe please let me know in the comments below what you think! I love hearing from you. And of course, tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations.