Why would you ever make enchilada sauce when you can buy it?? That is truly an interesting question! But, to be honest, I can count the number of times I have purchased enchilada sauce on both hands. Whenever I want it, I don’t have any!
This recipe is simple and frugal, and you will be surprised and how yummy it really is! You may not buy enchilada sauce again! 🙂
I use this with many types of enchiladas. My favorite is corn tortillas with cheese to make cheese enchiladas. But, since my hubby is a meat eater, we typically have it with flour tortillas and either chicken or ground beef. The pictures from this recipe are seasoned ground beef and flour tortillas.
Here are the ingredients for sauce:
1 can tomato sauce
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. finely chopped onion
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. pepper (scant)
6 1/2 tsp. flour
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1 1/2 cups water
1 tsp. salt
I love the fresh onion in the sauce, but if you don’t like the little chunks, you could easily replace the fresh with about 1 1/2 tsp. onion flakes/powder.
Combine ingredients together in saucepan and allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes. Don’t be scared of the baking powder. This all comes together in a yummy way. It is a mild sauce – if you want to heat it up, you could add cayenne pepper to taste! I like it mild and my little ones gobble it up!
Pour over your favorite tortillas filled with yummy meat and or cheese. Always, top with cheese!!
Bake 350 degrees for about 30 minutes until hot and bubbly!!
Happy eating! Serve with rice, chips, sour cream, and salsa!