Easy Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Easy homemade enchilada sauce, perfect for all of your favorite Mexican dishes!

Easy homemade enchilada sauce recipe from @bakedbyrachel

So like the masses… we didn’t win the big ticket. Bummer. But, we did win four dollars! I like to think of it as four dollars richer and not four dollars recouping what we lost on the purchased tickets but hey… whatever, right? I’m almost tempted to buy tickets for the next drawing simply because it probably has the best chance for winning, given that most people will have sworn off lottery tickets for a while after losing during this last one. But… I’m not much of an optimist when it comes to these things so I feel like I’d just be throwing the money away agin. I can completely see how addicting it can easily be for some people to keep trying though.

And now, I have Hunger Games in my head… “may the odds be ever in your favor”. If only!

Totally unrelated but if you love Adele, you have to watch this carpool karaoke clip. Seriously hilarious.

Easy homemade enchilada sauce recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I’m head over heels in love with this enchilada sauce. It’s my absolute favorite and use it at least several times a month on various recipes from pizza to pasta and more!

This is hands down the absolute best homemade enchilada sauce. And, because it’s so ridiculously easy to whip up, there is absolutely no excuse to not make it! If you have 5 minutes and can do some light whisking, you can make this. It’s also super easy to customize the level of spiciness. Kick it up a notch, tone it down… whatever works for you!

This easy homemade enchilada sauce is perfect for all of your favorite Mexican dishes and is sure to become your new go to sauce!

Easy homemade enchilada sauce recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: 1 cup

Total Time: 5-8 minutes

Enchilada Sauce

Easy homemade enchilada sauce, perfect for all of your favorite Mexican dishes!


  • 1C chicken broth
  • 2Tb all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1Tb chili powder


  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, whisking occasionally until thickened, roughly 5-8 minutes. 
  2. Use immediately or cover and chill for future use. For best results, press plastic wrap to the surface to prevent a skin from forming. 

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Easy homemade enchilada sauce recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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14 Responses to “Easy Homemade Enchilada Sauce”

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    Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life — January 15, 2016 at 7:18 am

    I usually make my own enchilada sauce too! Its so easy to put together and tastes so much better than canned! And I could eat Mexican food most of the nights of the week. :) I’m excited to have another version to try!

    • Rachel — January 16th, 2016 @ 8:15 am

      I hope you enjoy it! :)

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    Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes — January 15, 2016 at 8:48 am

    My husband bought tickets. I never do, since I am less of an optimist. I love this recipe. I had no idea thats how you made enchilada sauce. I would have guessed there was either tomatoes or whole chili peppers ground up init. This is so simple and I have all the ingredients right here!

    • Rachel — January 16th, 2016 @ 8:16 am

      I’m sure there are a bunch of ways to make it but this is my favorite and it’s so packed full of flavor. :)

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    Shashi at RunninSrilankan — January 15, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Bummer indeed – I didn’t win either – but I like your theory about the drawing after the BIG drawing and am gonna buy a ticket just because of your theory! If you like Adele – am hoping you’d like this pardoy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ6-nCLeDsI And your homemade enchilada sauce is BRILLIANT!

    • Rachel — January 16th, 2016 @ 8:18 am

      Thanks so much Shashi! That parody is pretty funny and it’s awesome how well they worded/timed it all.

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — January 15, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Ok so that clip is pretty hilarious, up there with the SNL one! I love this homemade enchilada sauce and how thick it looks! I have a hard time finding one at the grocery store that I like so I’ll definitely be giving this a try. Have a great weekend!

    • Rachel — January 16th, 2016 @ 8:19 am

      I hope you enjoy it! :)

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    Laura Wood — January 15, 2016 at 11:36 am

    How long do you think this would keep in the fridge?

    • Rachel — January 16th, 2016 @ 8:20 am

      I’ve kept it in the fridge for a week or two with no issues. I’m sure it would last much longer than that since it’s such simple ingredients. Be sure to press plastic wrap to the surface during storage to prevent a skin from forming.

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    Taylor@Food Faith Fitness — January 15, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Love homemade enchilada sauce!

    • Rachel — January 16th, 2016 @ 8:20 am

      So glad you agree!

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    Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox — January 16, 2016 at 7:54 am

    I love how thick this sauce it….totally “rib sticking” good!

    • Rachel — January 16th, 2016 @ 8:20 am

      Thanks so much Kellie!

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