Easy Enchilada Sauce

Making your own enchilada sauce might seem difficult, but it’s actually super easy.  Once you make this homemade enchilada sauce, you won’t look back!


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Easy Enchilada Sauce

I came up with this Easy Enchilada Sauce when I had extra taco meat and Spanish-style quinoa leftover, so I thought why not make enchiladas.  I didn’t have any sauce, so I made some.

I grabbed a can of stewed tomatoes out of the pantry and went for it.  It turned out super tasty.  My kids even enjoyed these enchiladas and that’s a win in my book.

Here is what you need

1 large can stewed tomatoes
1 small sweet onion, chopped
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp lime juice
3/4 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 red pepper

You probably have most of these ingredients in your house already!


Tools You Might Need

You will need a blender for this recipe.  The Ninja Blender is my favorite powerful blender and is also more reasonably priced than the other ones.  I have had mine for years and it still works great.


A small sauce pan is needed to cook your tomatoes and onions for this recipe.  This pan is super cool because it has a pour spout and straining lid.



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How To Make Easy Enchilada Sauce

This Easy Enchilada Sauce recipe is so simple.

Place your can of stewed tomatoes and onions into your sauce pan.  Cook on medium heat about 10 minutes or until onions are translucent.

Then, pour your tomatoes and onions into the blender.

Add your other ingredients.


Make sure you leave the small pour spout hole open on the top of the blender.  I usually cover mine with a paper towel lightly while I am blending so it doesn’t splatter.  You need to do this because the liquid is hot and need to be able to vent out while blending.  You can hurt yourself if you do not leave an opening for the heat to escape.

Blend up your homemade enchilada sauce until it is smooth and delicious!

This recipe makes about 2.5 cups.



This enchilada sauce is good for so many things, enchiladas (obviously), stuffed peppers, pasta….seriously its so good.  I can’t wait for you to try it.  Let me know what you use this sauce for in the comments below.



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Easy Enchilada sauce
This easy thick and rich enchilada sauce will have you questioning why you ever used the canned stuff.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
  1. In a sauce pan over medium heat, place stewed tomatoes and chopped onion. Cook 10 minutes or until onion is translucent.
  2. Place cooked tomato and onion into the blender (see post for safe blending), add all spices and lime juice. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

NUTRITION INFO: (per 1/2 cup)  45 Calories, 2 g fat, 11 g carbs, 8 g protein, 2 g fiber, 7 g sugar

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