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Red Enchilada Sauce Recipe

This homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipe is easy, authentic, and made from scratch with simple ingredients. It's much healthier and lower in sodium than what you would buy at the store!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8
Calories: 158kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


  • 3 Tablespoons oil (vegetable or canola oil)
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 2 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 2 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • salt to taste


  • Stir oil, flour, chili powder, cumin and oregano in a saucepan on low heat until bubbly.
  • Add beef broth, tomato sauce, garlic and salt. 
  • Simmer on low heat for 15 min, stirring occasionally. 

Storing Enchilada Sauce:



This recipe makes 4 cups of enchilada sauce.


Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Sodium: 1251mg | Potassium: 598mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 680IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 3mg