• Lydia

Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce

I used to only make green enchilada sauce before I discovered how delicious homemade red enchilada sauce is. This sauce is really really good and can be used in a variety of ways. One of my favorite ways to use it (besides enchiladas) is poured over a pork roast in the crockpot, taking carnitas to a whole new level!

I used this enchilada sauce with I Heart Vegetables vegan black bean enchiladas, and it was outstanding. I added cheese to mine making it not vegan, but she has some super simple vegetarian meals that you should definitely check out!

OK here is the recipe:


3 Tbsp sunflower oil

3 Tbsp flour

1 1/2 Tbsp Penzey's medium hot chili powder

1 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp adobo seasoning (optional)

1/2 tsp Penzey's roasted garlic powder (regular garlic powder is ok too!)

1 tsp Mexican oregano

1/4 tsp salt

2 Cups chicken or vegetable stock

2 Tbsp tomato paste

1 tsp apple cider vinegar


  • Place flour and spices into a small mixing bowl and mix together. *You can use gluten free flour here if you need to.

  • Put 3 Tbsp oil in a small sauce pan and heat up on medium heat.

  • Once oil is shimmering add flour and spice mixture, mix until incorporated for 1 minute.

  • Add 2 Tbsp tomato paste and mix one more minute.

  • Slowly add 2 cups chicken (or veggie) stock and whisk until combined. Lower heat to a simmer and let simmer until thickened (10-15 minutes), mixing periodically.

  • Remove from heat, add vinegar and mix.

  • Serve over enchiladas, or use however you wish to.

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