We love enchiladas in this house, whether they be beef, chicken, pork, or even vegetarian style enchilada stuffed peppers! A piping hot enchilada served with homemade Spanish rice and a side of corn, mmm! That’s where this homemade enchilada sauce comes in- to make your enchilada experience even better!
Homemade Enchilada Sauce
I wanted to use up the beef that we currently have in our freezer, so I decided to make beef enchiladas with a round bone roast. I usually buy the Old El Paso enchilada sauce that everyone knows and loves, but I’ve always wanted to find a recipe that is simple enough to make, but still similar.
I’m not so sure I saved any money here, but we really enjoyed the flavor of this sauce and I’ll definitely be making it again and freezing more for another time I make enchiladas!
I found the recipe in an old cookbook I had lying around, and I thought I’d tweak it a little to fit my needs. The recipe below is my adaptation.
Ingredients to make homemade enchilada sauce
- 1 15-oz can tomato sauce
- 1 4-oz can chopped green chilies (do not drain)
- 2/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 clove garlic minced
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I made a double batch and froze one, the other I tossed in the crockpot with my roast. Cooked it all day, then shredded the beef.
This homemade enchilada sauce would be the perfect addition to any one of these recipes-
- Chicken Enchilada Empanadas,
- Shredded Chicken and Chili Enchiladas,
- Shredded Beef and Chile Enchiladas
- Taco Bell Enchirito Copycat
- Enchilada Stuffed Peppers
- Cheesy Ground Beef Enchilada Chili – Oh,Sweet Basil
- Chicken Enchilada Mac and Cheese – Shugary Sweets
- White Chicken Enchilada Skillet – Dinners, Dishes & Desserts
Which recipe are you going to try?