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Easy Enchilada Sauce

Easy Homemade Enchilada Sauce

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 1 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Vegan


This easy homemade enchilada sauce is deliciously simple! You only need a few basic pantry staples and spices to make a spicy sauce from scratch!


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 ½ tablespoons tomato paste
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ tsp salt, or to taste


  1. In a small saucepan, stir together the olive oil, flour, and chili powder and cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes until the mixture begins to bubble.
  2. Whisk in the vegetable broth, tomato paste, cayenne pepper, and cumin.
  3. Let it simmer for 1 minute until the sauce starts to thicken.
  4. Remove from heat and add salt to taste, as it will depending slightly on the vegetable broth.

Keywords: homemade enchilada sauce