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Easy Enchilada Sauce

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Rating: 4/5
4 reviews

ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   5 cups

recipe id: 14816
cook method: stovetop

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2 cups tomato sauce
3 cups water
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
3 tablespoons chili powder
4 tablespoons cornstarch


Combine all ingredients in a saucepan.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil and begins to thicken (about 8-9 minutes).

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4 calories, 0 grams fat, 1 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams protein per tablespoon. This recipe is low in sodium. This recipe is low in fat.
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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
A note to the commenter on the chili powder taste. I use cumin spice as a complement to the chili power, which gives the sauce a nice chili flavor. With cumin as a complement, one can increase the chili powder in the recipe.

I use chicken broth with some tomato paste blended in for the liquid. Gives even more nice flavor to the sauce.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
My family loves this sauce. I make no alterations to the recipe and it turns out great every time. The flavor is perfect and rivals any store-bought enchilada sauce.

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REVIEW: 1 star recipe rating
Sauce had too much of a chile powder taste.

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I am not an expert on enchilada sauce, but this was very good in my opinion. Tasty, homemade and easy gets an A+ in my book!

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VERY Important: We replaced flour for cornstarch - MUST mix with small amount of sauce before adding to pan! Flour just gets clumpy when wet

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This recipe was quick, easy, and delicious. It was nice to be able to make a wonderful sauce with ingredients I had on hand. Plus it was much better than what I get out of a can.

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