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10-Minute Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Our 10-Minute Homemade Enchilada Sauce is loaded with fabulous South of the Border flavor and can be used in lots of delicious ways!

Course Sauce
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Homemade Enchilada Sauce
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 2 tablespoon servings
Calories 26 kcal
Author Chris Scheuer


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1-2 tablespoons chili powder see Café Tips above
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon mild paprika
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dry oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 ¼-2½ cups low sodium chicken broth see Café Tips above
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 6- ounce can tomato paste


  1. In a medium-size saucepan, heat butter and olive oil over medium heat until butter is melted. Add the flour and whisk until smooth. Cook flour mixture for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  2. Add the spices and brown sugar and cook for 30 more seconds, until fragrant.
  3. Add chicken broth, vinegar and tomato paste and whisk until well combined. Bring to a simmer and cook for 4-5 minutes until sauce is thickened and bubbly.

Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above in post for how to store this sauce as well as lots of more detailed instructions and recipe tips.

Nutrition Facts
10-Minute Homemade Enchilada Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 26 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 179mg8%
Potassium 119mg3%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 385IU8%
Vitamin C 1.8mg2%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.