How to Make Enchilada Sauce

What You Need:

-Cooking Oil -All Purpose Flour -Chili Powder -Water -Tomato Paste

-Cumin -Garlic Powder -Cayenne Pepper -Salt


Start by adding flour,  chili powder, and oil to a pot. 

Make Roux


Whisk together and allow them to come up to a bubble over medium heat, whisking the whole time. Whisk and cook for one minute. This will toast the flour and chili powder, adding to the flavor depth and making sure that the flour doesn’t taste like paste.

Whisk and Cook


After one minute, add tomato paste, ground cumin, garlic powder, cayenne, and whisk in water (or broth).

Add Spices and Water


Let the sauce come up to a simmer and it will begin to thicken. Taste the sauce and add salt to your liking. Start with about 1/2 teaspoon and add more if needed.

Simmer Sauce

Ready to Make it?