This smooth enchilada sauce recipe is delicious and super easy to make! I love how silky and flavorful it is, especially dolloped on meat enchiladas!
This is one of the food items we ALWAYS have in the house.
Christopher has a delicious rice mixture for his lunch more often than not. Here’s how we make his lunch.
I sauté grass-fed ground beef with a little salt, cumin and oregano.
We put a few spoons of beef on the bottom of a 2 cup jar. Next, comes brown rice. Then this delicious enchilada sauce, or the chunky version. Then on top of that, we put some sautéed veggies, usually zucchini, and lastly some refried beans on top.
Christopher loves it!
Back to the sauce
One of the things that I love about this sauce is that it’s easy!! I used to make enchilada sauce with oil and flour to thicken it. I still do with one of the most popular posts on Dishes Delish: sour cream enchilada sauce. But, I stopped thickening my red enchilada sauce because it really didn’t need it.
It’s naturally thick. It’s especially thick because I use crushed tomatoes in this recipe.
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How to make smooth enchilada sauce
Get a medium saucepan.
Gather the ingredients – crushed tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and oregano.
Empty the crushed tomatoes in a sauce pan. Add chili powder, cumin, dried oregano, garlic powder and salt.
Turn the heat under the pan to medium and stir the ingredients until they’re combined. Bring the mixture to a slight boil and lower the heat to a simmer and let it cook for 15 minutes.
That’s it. Then the delicious smooth enchilada sauce is done.
Let’s look at it from the vertical view!
One of the first things I did with this smooth enchilada sauce was to spread it all over a batch of pulled pork enchiladas.
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Smooth Enchilada Sauce | Gluten Free
- 1, 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
- 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder or more (hubby doesn't like spicy foods)
- 2 teaspoons cumin powder
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1.5 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- In a medium sauce pan, add tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, oregano, garlic powder and salt
- Stir together and turn the heat on medium
- Bring to a boil and lower to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes
- Dollop on some enchiladas