Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipe

I like to make a lot of my own kitchen helpers. Sauces, salad dressings, seasoning mixes. I like knowing exactly what is in everything. And homemade is much more economical.

So in my quest to make more of my own kitchen helpers, I developed a Homemade Enchilada Sauce recipe. I used it in these pans of enchiladas.

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Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipe

2 cups tomato sauce
2 cups water
4 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 teas garlic powder
1/2 t onion powder
1/2 t salt

Combine the above ingredients in a sauce pan, and bring to a boil.

In a cup or small bowl, stir together with a fork or whisk:

2 t cornstarch
1/2 cup water

Making sure it’s stirred well, no lumps.

Slowly pour this mixture into the sauce in the pan, while stirring the sauce. Stir until it returns to a boil. Remove from heat.


Now your Homemade Enchilada Sauce is ready to use in your favorite recipe.

Here’s one of the enchiladas from the pans pictured above. I served it with homemade Mexican Rice, and some of my home canned green beans.

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