Easy Homemade Enchilada Sauce – just 15 minutes and a few pantry staples are all you need!
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Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Just 15 minutes and a few pantry staples are all you need to make this homemade enchilada sauce. You'll never go back to store-bought!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 37kcal


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ cup finely minced onion yellow or red
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 ½ tablespoon chili powder more or less to taste
  • ½ tablespoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • ½ cup water


  • Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3-5 minutes.
  • Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, and salt and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Stir in tomato sauce and water.
  • Bring to a low simmer, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Enchilada sauce can be used immediately or frozen for future use. It will also keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


Serving: 1/3 cup | Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 503mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 900IU | Vitamin C: 6.3mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.4mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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