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Red Enchilada Sauce Recipe in jar
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Red Enchilada Sauce Recipe

Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Sauces, Seasonings, Dressings
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: enchilada, mexican
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 89kcal
Author: Christina Hitchcock


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon House Seasoning Blend
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar


  • In a small bowl, add the flour, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano and House Seasoning blend.
  • In a medium pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the spice mixture to the hot oil and stir constantly for 1 minute. The color should get darker.
  • Stir in the tomato paste.
  • Slowly add the stock and whisk until there are no lumps.
  • Bring to a slight boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until the sauce has thickened slightly. The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vinegar.
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