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Red Homemade Enchilada Sauce
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5 from 10 votes

Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce Recipe

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!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: enchilada
Servings: 16 oz
Calories: 15kcal


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 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
  • 15 oz tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup water


  • 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.
  • Stir in the tomato sauce and water, and bring to a simmer. Simmer five minutes, or until slightly thickened.
  • 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.


Serving: 1oz | Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 263IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg