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Enchilada Sauce Recipe

  • Author: Nithya Narasimhan
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1. 5 cups of sauce 1x


This Enchilada sauce recipe is lusciously creamy, better than your store bought! The fresh and lovely flavours of the red enchilada sauce makes everything better!


  • 2 cups Tomato Puree
  • 1.5 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegetable stock


  1. Ingredients to make enchilada sauce are taken.
  2. To a saucepan, add olive oil
  3. Once the oil is heated up, add flour, stir and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add the spice powders.
  5. Stir and cook for few seconds over low- medium heat.
  6. Add the tomato puree and vegetable stock
  7. Cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes to get a creamy enchilada sauce.


Tips to make the Best Enchilada Sauce:

Spice level:  The spice Level of the enchilada sauce can be adjusted as per your preference.  If you would like to get more spicy, you may add pepper powder as well.

Roux: Once you add the flour, whisk quickly to avoid any lumps and the flour should be stirred for 1 minute to remove the raw flavours.

Seasoning: Once you add the seasonings, keep in the low flame . The spices might brown quickly.

Vegetable stock/ Chicken Stock: Th chicken stocks has more flavours than the vegetable stock, I had vegetable stock cubes so I have added it.

Tomato Puree: Once you add the tomato puree, cover with the lid and cook because the tomato puree tends to spills out!

  • Category: Dips, sauce
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: mexican

Keywords: enchilada sauce, homemade enchilada sauce, red enchilada sauce, enchilada sauce recipe