Enchilada Sauce

Recipe Description

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  • ¼ cup oil
  • ? cup onion, finely minced
  • 1 - 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • ¼ cup ground red chile powder|cayenne powder
  • 1½ - 2 cups water
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • ½ tsp salt (use less if you use tomato sauce, as it is salty)
  • 2 fresh tomatoes, puréed or about 10 oz tomato sauce


  1. In a skillet, brown the flour a little.
  2. Place oil in another saucepan and saute the onion until transparent.
  3. Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  4. Add flour to mixture and stir well for 1 minute.
  5. Add the cayenne chile powder and cook, stirring for 2 minutes.
  6. Add water plus extra water to thin if necessary.
  7. Puree the tomatoes with the salt.
  8. Add the tomato mixture or tomato sauce, if desired.
  9. Simmer for at least 10 minutes, or while you prepare the other ingredients for enchiladas.
  10. Will keep in refrigerator for 1 week or may be frozen.
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