10 Minute Enchilada Sauce Recipe

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10 Minute Enchilada Sauce Recipe – this recipe is so easy to make and so much better than store-bought. It’s spicy and smooth. With just a few pantry staples you can enjoy this 10 Minute Enchilada Sauce Recipe on tacos, chicken, burgers, eggs, and more.

small white bowls of red enchilada sauce and pico de gallo.

You’re just a few ingredients and about 10 minutes away from his luscious sauce. It’s so easy, I don’t think I’ll ever go back to eating store-bought enchilada sauce. This is a staple sauce, that I now keep on hand.

I originally made this sauce for my Enchilada Burger. If you’re looking for a different twist on a burger, definitely give it a try!

10 Minute Enchilada Sauce Recipe

As much as the boys like Mexican style food, I don’t know why I haven’t made Enchilada Sauce before now. I was intimidated, but with this easy recipe, you don’t have to be.

Everything goes in one pan to simmer. The one thing to watch for is not to get it too hot too quickly and scorch the sauce.

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on products used.

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homemade enchilada sauce in a white bowl.

10 Minute Enchilada Sauce Recipe

With just a few pantry staples and a few minutes, you can enjoy this flavorful 10 Minute Enchilada Sauce Recipe. Fresher and brighter than store-bought, enjoy this sauce on tacos, eggs, chicken, and more.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 1 cup


  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water or more if needed
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir flour and chili powder into the oil; cook and stir until smooth.
  • Gradually stir tomato sauce, water, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and brown sugar into the flour mixture. Salt to taste. Reduce heat to low and cook until thickened, about 10 minutes.


Calories: 725kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 45g | Sodium: 1472mg | Potassium: 1063mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 5726IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 6mg
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  1. Wow delicious, I was looking for this everywhere. Finally here we go..thanks for sharing this recipe!

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