This homemade version is 100x better tasting than the canned. It uses simple pantry ingredients. Can't beat that; yummy and easy!
Have you ever tried making homemade enchilada sauce? I've tried out several (literally, lots and lots) trying to find the perfect one; it can't be too hot, it can't require too many ingredients, and it needs to be easy. This, my friends, was the winner. I make this every time I need enchilada sauce.
I've never like the canned stuff. I have always thought it had no flavor, was too spicy, and the worst part: it tastes like the can!
Give this homemade version a try and I can pretty much promise you will love it more than the canned version. It's not as easy as opening the can, but in my opinion, I would rather spend a couple extra minutes making it homemade to have a better tasting product.
Yields 2 cups enchilada sauce
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons chili powder **
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon oregano
- 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
- 1 cup chicken broth
- Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Add diced onion and cook until just browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt and oregano and cook for about 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Sauteing your spices for a few seconds will give your sauce a fuller flavor.
- Add in the tomato sauce and chicken broth. Bring mixture to a low boil, reduce heat to medium-low let simmer for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat, and strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer, pressing on the onion to extract the sauce.
- Use right away or keep refrigerated for up to one week.
** I usually only use 2 tablespoons because I want my kids to eat it. Use whatever amount you would like for your desired spiciness level
If you prefer a chunkier enchilada sauce skip draining the sauce in the fine mesh strainer. Use as is.
Be sure and come back on Thursday because I have a fun spin on traditional pizza that uses this enchilada sauce! It was a kid fave 🙂
Enjoy your day friends! xoxo
recipe found on Kitchen Meets Girl