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Homemade red enchilada sauce

Enchilada sauce will probably be easier than you could imagine. Not only is it really inexpensive to make, it's also pretty quick. If those 2 things weren't enough, it's also good to know what is going into our food!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time9 mins
Course: condiments
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: enchilada sauce, homemade enchilada sauce, red enchilada sauce
Author: Amy- A Red Spatula


  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 ½ tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 cups veggie or chicken stock
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½-1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Add oil to heavy bottom pan and heat over medium heat. Add flour and chili powder. Stir continuously for 3-5 minutes. Add in remaining ingredients. Checking the flavor before adding in the salt and pepper. Adjust as needed. Cook, stirring frequently, for another minute or until all is heated through.
    That's it, you are done. Double your batch and you will have plenty for your next recipe.