improvised spicy enchilada sauce

July 2, 2013

This enchilada sauce came about because of laziness. I didn't want to go to the grocery store. I figured I could make some homemade enchilada sauce. I had no idea it would be so spicy. I couldn't even use it, and had to buy some anyway. :) However, the flavors are great and #1 loved it as a side sauce. I even added a bit to some sour cream so that I could enjoy it as well.

I used this recipe as my inspiration. The directions are pretty much the same, but my ingredients did vary a bit.

~1/4 cup oil
~2 Tbsp flour
~2 scant Tbsp chipotle chili powder (this is what took it over the edge. Feel free to use less and add more later)
~12 ounces tomato sauce
~1 cup water
The following I did not really measure:
Cumin - maybe 1 teaspoon
Cocoa - maybe 1/2  teaspoon
Onion flakes - maybe 1 teaspoon
Garlic powder - maybe 1/2 teaspoon
Salt - a pinch

I will definitely make this again. Just with less chipotle powder.

linked to Whimsy Wednesday, Fresh Foods Wednesday


  1. :-) Great that you were able to use it even though it was too spicy! Visiting from Fresh Foods Link Up.

    1. Yeah, I knew my hubby would love it and he ended up smothering it on.

  2. Might have to try this one. It's been on the long list of recipes to make.

    1. So much easier than I would have ever thought, and so much more flavorful. This would be good to can. hmmmm...