clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Quick and easy Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce made from simple things from your pantry like oil, chili powder, and broth in about 15 minutes.

Easy Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x


Quick and easy homemade red enchilada sauce made from simple things from your pantry like oil, chili powder, and broth in about 15 minutes.

[adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id="7DtVEZYL" upload-date="2017-05-12T18:39:01.000Z" name="Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce" description="Easy Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce" player-type="default" override-embed="default"]


  • 2 tablespoons mild oil (olive, vegetable, corn)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose or gluten-free flour
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder (not cayenne)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock


  1. Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add flour and stir together and cook for one minute.
  3. Stir in the chili powder, garlic powder, salt, cumin, and oregano.
  4. Gradually add in the stock, whisking constantly to remove lumps. Reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes until thick.
  5. Use immediately or refrigerate in an air-tight container for up to two weeks. This also freezes very well so I like to make a double batch and freeze half for later use.


  • If you are wary about heat/spice in your sauce, I would begin with 2 tablespoons chili powder and add more once the sauce has reached a simmer if you'd like. Be sure to use chili powder for this recipe, not cayenne. Traditional American chili powder is fairly mild, and should not be overly spicy.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Stove-top
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Calories: 144
  • Sugar: 2.5g
  • Sodium: 692.2mg
  • Fat: 9.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.6g
  • Protein: 4.6g
  • Cholesterol: 3.6mg

Keywords: Enchilada Sauce, Homemade, Condiments, Marinades