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Homemade Enchilada Sauce

I found this recipe, in a pinch when I realized I had did not have enough purchased enchilada sauce.  To my surprise it was so good.  My husband commented on how he liked it better. I figure that it has no preservatives, I know exactly what is in it, I usually have all the ingredients on hand and it tastes great. It is a winning situation, so this has become my stand by sauce for enchiladas. I have to admit this was my first taste of homemade enchilada sauce. Sad I know!!  As I was cooking it this go round I was thinking I should make a big batch and can it or possibly freeze it.
 I made enchiladas out of my leftover roast, adding onions, cheese, sneaking in a can of black beans (my family did not say a word) and a little salsa. They were good and a nice change to my normal filling for them.  My only complaint this time was I thought the enchiladas could of used just a little bit more sauce.  My little girls started with a half of one and each ended up wanting more.  Needless to say we have no leftover enchiladas for picnic night this week.


Homemade Enchilada Sauce
1 Tbs. olive oil
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp. minced onion
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
2 1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp. dried parsley
1/4 cup salsa
1 (6 oz. can) tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups water

Heat olive oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes.  Add rest of ingredients.  Mix together.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes.  Pour over pan of enchiladas.

Makes equivalent to one can of enchilada sauce.

Comments

  1. I love spanish food, enchilada are one of my favorites. Geri

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  2. We love chicken enchiladas at my house. I will have to give your recipe a try - sounds delish!

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  3. This looks great! We seem to share much of the same tastes in food, from the looks of your other recipes.

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  4. Look declious! We love Mexican style food here at our home! Welcome to the foodie blog roll.

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  5. Enchiladas are one of my favorite Mexican dishes. The cheese and enchilada sauce just pulls it all together, literally. Thanks for the recipe. Nice blog.

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  6. I love enchiladas, this is a great vegetarian recipe.

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  7. I want to make a batch of this so I can use it during the week.

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  8. Yum!! I LOVE enchiladas :) I'm excited to try your sauce recipe!

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