Making enchiladas tonight but ran out of enchilada sauce, peeked inside my pantry in a hope that I could find some leftovers but nothing 🙁 So picked up the empty sauce can, read its ingredients and whisked up my very own homemade enchilada sauce. Super easy, under 20 minute recipe and it tastes exactly the same.
I have to admit, I have always used store bought enchilada sauce and up until now I was happy with my enchiladas. But after getting my hands onto my very own homemade enchilada sauce (which is soooo good), I will never use the canned ones again.
RECIPE DETAIL – The traditional sauce gets its spicy flavor from hot chili peppers and is really spicy. But to keep the hot flavors on the lower side, I substituted hot chilies with tomato puree and it gave this sauce a creamy yet heartier texture. End result – RICH RED COLORED HOMEMADE ENCHILADA SAUCE and it had so much depth of flavor!
Once everything is mixed up let the sauce simmer for 10 minutes for the flavors to blend in perfectly. This will thicken the sauce. No straining is required but if you prefer you can strain the sauce and store it in an airtight container for future use.
Coming up my next recipe Chicken and bean enchiladas...I will definitely not leave you with just the enchilada sauce recipe..Come let’s cook the full meal 🙂