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Enchiladas Sauce

Homemade Enchiladas Sauce.

The sauce comes together rather quickly, so it’s well worth the few extra minutes to gather all of your ingredients in advance.  I also try to use nice rich homemade chicken broth whenever possible, but boxed works well too.  Make this sauce…trust me, you will love it…and your spouse will call you a stud.  I’ll take that.

Chicken Enchiladas {with Red Sauce}

Enchilada Sauce

Homemade Enchiladas Sauce

Emeril Lagasse
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins


  • 3 Tbl. canola oil
  • 1 Tbl. flour
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 10 oz. tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


  • In a medium saucepan heat oil over medium heat, add flour, smoothing and stirring with a wooden spoon.
  • Cook for 1 minute, then add chili powder and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add stock, tomato paste, oregano, and cumin. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • The sauce will thicken and smooth out. Adjust the seasonings, adding salt as necessary.