Enchilada Sauce
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Enchilada Sauce

Don't even think about using that stuff in the can. This enchilada sauce is too easy to make and it tastes so much better. Use it on enchiladas or burritos.
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: Mexican


  • 2-4 Dried Chile Use Ancho, Anaheim, Aji Panca, Guajillo, New Mexico or what ever your favorite pepper is. Stem and seeds removed
  • 1 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 15 oz Can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tsp Mexican Oregano
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Fine Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Chocolate Roux


  • Start by putting your water in a small pot and heat until almost boiling. Remove seeds and stems from the chilies.
  • Remove the water from the heat and add the chilies and cover. Let sit until rehydrated. About 30 minutes.
  • After chiles are rehydrated, add all other ingredients to your blender. I use my Nutri-Bullet. Puree until smooth.
  • Pour into a pot and heat to a simmer. Simmer 5 minutes stirring often. Serve hot over your favorite enchiladas.


If you don't have the roux or don't feel like making it, you can make a quick roux in a pot with 1 tbsp each of oil and all-purpose flour. Add your puree to the pot after the roux has browned and simmer 5 minutes.