• 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth (low-sodium)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
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NutritionView more



Calories430Calories from Fat310
Total Fat34g52%
Saturated Fat3.5g18%
Trans Fat1g
Calories from Fat310
Total Carbohydrate29g10%
Dietary Fiber6g24%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Marialisa B. 8 days ago
It was delicious, just too much salt. Will be leaving onion salt out next time
great taste just like the stuff in a can
Kathie L. 13 Jun
Great easy and tastes good
Easy and delicious! No more canned sauce for me :) Thank you for sharing.
great sauce! definitely will make it again
Joyce 18 Apr
I’ve been intimated in the past with traditional enchilada sauces. This is such a great recipe! It’s easy and flavorful and did I say easy? My family likes their sauce spicy so I boil chili’s and add the juices if I have time, otherwise cayenne pepper adds that bite they enjoy. I highly recommend this recipe - I’ve made it 4 times in the last week.
Jennie M. 4 Apr
this is my go to enchilada sauce. so easy and tastes great.
Azia 1 Apr
I use this recipe all the time! Such a great flavor!!
Very easy and really great. I added some lime juice and oregano for a deeper flavor. It holds in the fridge wonderfully, served with homemade tamales.
Loved it! Will be using this from now on.
perfect, spot on recipie
Hartman 4 Mar
Very good! Definitely would make it again
Miller 1 Mar
Wow! No more canned sauce for us. This was excellent!
made with homemade canned tomato sauce. holy cow. So good
Nikki T. 12 Feb
So easy and made my beef enchiladas delicious! Will never use canned sauce again!
Not sure yet But wine is good
MickeyDs 16 Jan
I little salty, but that’s an easy fix. Quick and easy to make!
Use all the time! Would def make again!
Michelle E. 11 Dec 2017
Amazing made exactly like recipe
Maryann T. 4 Nov 2017
Awesome enchilada sauce, never using canned sauce again, this is so easy and so good!
Lovely Baker 27 Sep 2017
It turned out good and yummy!
Danielle Poole 31 Jul 2017
Great sauce! Paired this with the bean enchilada recipe ! Great dinner , looking forward to lunch tomorrow ... Thanks for helping a busy mom out!!
Marissa I. 27 Jul 2017
Taste amazing and super easy to make!! Definitely recommend
Melissa P. 9 Jul 2017
This recipe is great and saves me from having to buy canned...sometimes I simmer this sauce with minced jalapeño to spice it up. Made this again and chili powder from the tortillaria down the street made all the difference, it was even better.
Rachel Hawkey 9 Jun 2017
This was so easy and delicious, made a good amount to make a family sized tray of yummy enchiladas! So much better than Jar sauce, will definitely be making again.
Nicole H. 26 Feb 2017
This was so good and so easy. I ended up with 2.5 cups as expected which was just enough to split into two recipes. It was great in both. Everything in the recipe is something we have on hand normally, so I'm never buying the store bought again.
Heather R. 18 Feb 2017
YES!!! So excited to have found a GOOD sauce recipe using ingredients you always have in the pantry. Husband and boys (ages 4 and 2) scarfed down the enchiladas I made. Won't be buying canned sauce anymore!!!
Rich Evans 9 Feb 2017
This is such a fantastic recipe! I used it to make a pulled chicken enchilada casserole and it was superb. Will DEFINITELY be making again!
Molly H. 22 Jan 2017
Perfect recipe and my husband loves it! So much better than canned, it's delicious! I use it for enchilada pizza and chicken enchilada casserole
Wendy D. 1 Mar 2016
A weekly staple in our house for Chicken Enchilada Casserole, this sauce is the best! Kids love it and my hubby too.