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Enchilada Sauce Recipe

With just a few staple pantry ingredients and 15 minutes of your time, you can whip up an Enchilada Sauce Recipeinfinitely better than anything you'll find at the grocery store. Our version is tangy, smoky, and slightly sweet with just a touch of heat. Perfect on enchiladas, tacos, or quick tex-mex inspired pastas.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 167 kcal
Author Nicole


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove, grated
  • 4 oz tomato paste
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt


  1. Heat a medium-low saucepan to a medium heat. Add oil and garlic. Sweat until slightly softened, about 1-2 minutes.

  2. Add tomato paste, cook 1 minute. Whisk in chicken stock, chili powder, chipotle powder, oregano, coriander, garlic powder, apple cider vinegar, sugar, and 3/4 teaspoon salt.

  3. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts
Enchilada Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 167 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 1462mg64%
Potassium 882mg25%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 2131IU43%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.