Red Enchilada Sauce

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Enchilada Sauce ~ Annie's Cooking Lab

I love Mexican food, partially because it’s so vegetarian friendly- lots of beans, rice, and veggies, but also because of the spices and flavors that are used. I just started making my own enchilada sauce this summer and I’m so glad I did. As with most things homemade, it’s significantly tastier than the stuff from the grocery store, and it isn’t filled with lots of weird preservatives.

Make sure you buy good quality chili powder, it provides most of the flavor in the sauce. Depending on the brand you get your sauce might turn out fairly bright red, or a more reddish-brown like mine. Either way it’ll be great for enchiladas, as a dressing over a Tex-Mex style salad, or as a dip with chips and veggies.

Red Enchilada Sauce


  • 4 tbl. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. oregano
  • 2 tbl…

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