Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce Recipe

We recently had enchiladas for dinner and I wanted to ditch the canned sauce. I made my own and it was delicious! Super easy, and way tastier too. Here’s what I did…

Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce Recipe - so easy and delicious you will never want the canned stuff again!


  • 4 Tbsp. vegetable or canola oil
  • 4 Tbsp. all-purpose or gluten-free flour
  • 4-8 Tbsp. chili powder, depending on how much (or little) ‘kick’ you want
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 2 c. chicken or vegetable stock


Heat oil in a pan over med-high heat. Add flour and stir together over the heat for a minute or two. Stir in the chili powder, garlic powder, salt, cumin, and oregano.

Gradually add in the stock, whisking to remove lumps.

Reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes until thick.

Use immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Makes approximately 4 cups.

recipe adapted from gimmesomeoven.com

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