Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce

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  • 1 chipotle pepper
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium99% DV2380mg
    Fat32% DV21g
    Protein22% DV11g
    Carbs12% DV35g
    Fiber28% DV7g
    Calories360Calories from Fat190
    Total Fat21g32%
    Saturated Fat3g15%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat190
    Total Carbohydrate35g12%
    Dietary Fiber7g28%
    Vitamin A80%
    Vitamin C15%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Matthew Scott 2 months ago
    I completely left the salt out due to health conditions and it tasted fabulous. Everyone should make this sauce.
    Norma M. 3 months ago
    Perfect, I'll never buy sauce again. I like the adobo peppers and sauce. You can make as hot as you want. I thought it might be too hot but when I put some on cooked chicken pcs I had it really needed more heat for our tastes. Very easy to make, and not a lot of time to cook, but well worth it. If you're going to the trouble to make enchiladas, make the sauce too. You won't be disappointed.
    Sean Robinson 5 months ago
    Turned out great! I didn't have the peppers, so I used Cayenne powder and some liquid smoke, instead. Also, I used fresh minced garlic instead of powder and heated it with the oil before adding the flour. One other addition I made was Turmeric, which I put in ALL of my spice dishes. Texture was great! Very easy to make. Since I didn't use the Chipotle, I didn't need to use the blender.
    DeAnna Martinez 5 months ago
    My first time making homemade sauce. My popo can not stand the one in the can, so when I downloaded YUM I decided to see if they had a recipe for me and GUYS! This was sooo good w. a little added seasonings of my choice. (1/2tsp of sea salt, 1tsp cumin, and +1tbs onion powder, & 1/2tsp chili powder) I removed all spice because I can't hang like that an neither can my kiddos. No hate though, this sauce was good! Even my picky eaters chowed down for seconds!
    Vicki H. 6 months ago
    My family loved it!!!! Even my picky eater!
    Kathy W. 7 months ago
    I used 2 peppers along with the 4 tbsp of chili powder and it was perfect
    Arden Wells 9 months ago
    i forgot to get chipotles in ancho, so i used 3 different ground chilis from the store. turned out great!
    Jessye V. a year ago
    Amazing!! I loved it!
    M a year ago
    Tasty and easy to prepare. Thanks!
    Renée Nantais a year ago
    Turned out really good!! Great flavour.
    Kimberlie S. a year ago
    good stuff! it was a bit spicy, but I think I added too much Adobe pepper sauce:-)
    Tammy Platzer a year ago
    This was amazing. i have been looking for a red sauce forever and this turned out so good. what little left overs there was were even better. whole family loved them
    Mike a year ago
    The best red enchilada sauce ever. I make a double batch and freeze some and give some to coworkers. They’re always very happy to get it. I also add a couple of packets of Sazon Goya con Culantro y Achiotte (coriander and Annatto) plus a bit of savory (MSG, really it’s not bad for you unless you have an actually rather rare allergy). And we use it for practically everything!
    Gina M. 3 years ago
    My family loves this sauce! I've made it twice. It makes enough for 2 batches of chicken enchiladas. I left out the 1 tbsp of adobo sauce. The 1 chipotle pepper is spicy enough. The leftover sauce freezes great too.
    Tessa M. 4 years ago
    I love this recipe!! For the tomato sauce, I use one that has added cilantro and onion. I also use whole wheat flour and it turns out wonderful!