Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Think making your own Enchilada Sauce is hard? Nope, it couldn't be easier, and taste so much better than the canned stuff from the store.

Home Sweet Homestead: Homemade Enchilada Sauce
While there is cilantro in the picture, I don't use any in the recipe. It's used as a garnish on the enchiladas.

I used to be one of those people who used store bought enchilada sauce when it came time to make enchiladas. I always thought making my own would be complicated. Am I ever glad I proved myself wrong! Making your own is super easy and taste loads better then the stuff you buy at the store.

Our family doesn't care for really spicy foods, our stomachs would go on strike if we tried to. This sauce is just right, not to hot, but just spicy enough to warm your mouth slightly as you eat it. It's top notch in the taste department. Use it in your favorite enchilada recipe, you wont be disappointed.

Homemade Enchilada Sauce


1-28 ounce can tomato sauce
1-4 ounce can chopped green chilies
1 small onion, cut into chunks
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
2 cloves garlic, minced


Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and puree until well combined.
Pour mixture into a saucepan and heat over medium-low heat until warmed through, about 5 minutes.
Use as desired for enchiladas.

April's tip 

Wanna spice it up a little? Add a teaspoon of chili powder, or to taste.

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