Enchilada sauce is an essential ingredient to make enchiladas and is also a great addition to other dishes. It is easy to buy in a can or jar, but homemade enchilada sauce has a much higher quality and more flavor than store-bought versions. Here is a quick recipe for making your own enchilada sauce at home, plus tips on how to get the most out of it.
How to Choose the Right Enchilada Sauce for You
When buying enchilada sauce, look for brands that contain less sodium, fat and saturated fat than other brands. It is also important to read the nutrition label on your enchilada sauce package to see how many calories it contains per serving. The calories in enchilada sauce can add up quickly so it is best to avoid if you are trying to lose weight.
How to Make Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce
For this enchilada sauce, you will need olive oil, flour, chili powder, cumin and oregano. Stir these ingredients over low heat until bubbly, then add tomato sauce and vegetable broth. Mix and simmer until thick. Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.
This enchilada sauce is delicious and fast. You can make it ahead of time and use it as needed in recipes. You can also store a batch of this enchilada sauce in the freezer for future use. You can also use it as a dipping sauce for tortillas, as a marinade for chicken or fish or as a base for burritos.