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Red Homemade Enchilada Sauce
Homemade Enchilada Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Making homemade enchilada sauce is so quick and easy, and it is the perfect way to punch up the flavor in your favorite Mexican recipes!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: enchilada
Servings: 4 tbsp
Calories: 80 kcal
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook until softened and fragrant. Add the chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and sriracha, and cook 3-5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the tomato sauce and water, and bring to a simmer. Simmer five minutes, or until slightly thickened.
  3. Puree using an immersion blender or a blender (with the center piece of the lid removed to allow steam to escape). Use immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Enchilada Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.